What is ParaPraise
A good twist on pop music

Our pastor has a hobby of re-writing lyrics to pop songs, which he calls ParaPraise music. So far he has re-written over 4100 songs. Each week on this page, we’ll feature a song of the week – you’ll see the new lyrics plus be able to listen to the tune so you can sing right along. Also, a pdf of all that artist’s songs which have been redone will also be available, and we’ll add to that archive each week.

Song of the Week
Could It Be I'm Falling in Love by the Spinners — new words © 2006 David J. Landegent

Since I met You – I've begun to feel so changed
Every time I speak Your name (that’s right)
I called to You – as a helpless fool
And You helped me beat the blues

Each night I pray that today will be the Day
When You come and claim what went astray
You reveal the way to truth
It’s a wonder that – You hold me close to You

I’m so glad I follow You now (as my Savior)
I’m so glad I follow You now (oh)
I’m so glad I follow You now
It’s true, it’s true, it’s true~

I don't need all those things
That used to bring me joy
I gave away those silly toys
Lord Jesus, You’ll always be the only one for me
Meeting You was my destiny

I know, O Lord, You will never let me down
When I need You, You’ll be around
And Father, You’ll always be the only one for me
Ruling from the heavenlies

chorus, interlude

And Father, You’ll always be the only one for me
Ruling from the heavenlies

chorus

I’m so glad I follow You now

repeat this last line six more times…

Music
ParaPraise Archive
Lyrics you can download

Here are the lyrics of 3663 songs that have been transformed (in alphabetical order by the artist's last name or group name). The number behind the artist's name indicates how many songs by that artist are in the pdf. 

New this week: the Spinners

Recent additions to the archive were lyrics from Wilson Pickett and the Real McCoys

Upcoming additions will be Train and Big Band Music

Archive