I’d really really love this if his voice wasn’t rather annoying.

Apparently, he’s known as “the Catholic Weird Al,” which explains a lot… anyway, check out the lyrics —

This Time of Forty Days

by Nick Alexander (Parody of “King of Pain” by The Police)

There’s a little black spot on your head today
I guess it must mean today is Ash Wednesday
And we enter a time when we will give things up
For some it’s so easy but for me it’s rough

I hope I can last without it being a pain
On Friday’s no meat, but at least fish is okay
We just got our throats blessed on the Feast of St. Blaise
And it starts right this week, this time of forty days.

There’s a little black spot on your head today (Is my soul prepared?)
It’s to remind us that from dust we came (Is my soul prepared?)
Guess I should read a good book, and watch the t.v. less (Is my soul prepared?)
Should I complete the Old Testament, or Prayer of Jabez? (Is my soul prepared?)

I hope I can last without it being a pain
On Friday’s no meat, but at least fish is okay
I guess I should stop calling my sister bad names
And it starts right this week, this time of forty days.

When you fast don’t act like all those Pharisees
Rumpled hair, bruises on your hands and knees
Instead wash yourself, put on a happy face
And on the Feast of St Joseph you can take a break…
Forty Days

Well, Jesus He fasted thru the wilderness (Is my soul prepared?)
With all the church offers, can we do no less? (Is my soul prepared?)
There’s a little black spot on your head today
Is it dark, is it bold, or has it faded grey?

I hope I can last without it being a pain
On Friday’s no meat, but at least fish is okay
When I’ve completed this Lent, don’t want to be the same
As I am right this week, upon these forty days.

Forty days…
You’ll always need forty days…

You know, it’s kind of sad, really… there really are a lot of great songs, but are the voices as soulful as, say, Jeremy Camp’s? Mum and I were briefly discussing how that’s probably why Catholic music isn’t the most popular.

So now, I’m out to re-record Nick Alexander’s songs. HAHAHAHA. Especially “Careless Blunder,” which I cannot find the lyrics for. Oh well.

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