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.

This week our new featured artist is Dolly Parton. The last two weeks we added Sophie B. Hawkins and George Michael. In the near future we'll be adding Eddie Rabbitt and Santana. 

Song of the Week
The Letter by Joe Cocker — new words © 2004 David J. Landegent

I’m gonna read it, on an aeroplane
I read these lines~ upon these fast trains
Oh, the lonely days are gone~, I found a home~
Oh, my Savior, He wrote me a letter

I can’t wait until I hit the End
Oh, I’m gonna find the Word of God to men
Oh, my lonely days are gone~, I found a home~
Yeah, my Savior, He wrote me a letter

He wrote me a letter
Said that I could live, if I’d seek the Lord
Now I’m on a mission
I’m getting ready, for my Savior and Lord
He’s the Way, yeah

I can’t wait until I hit the End
I’m gonna find the Way, the Word of God to men
Lonely days are gone~, I found a home~
My Savior, He wrote me a letter

interlude, chorus a,

I’m gonna read it, on an aeroplane
I read these lines~ upon these fast trains
Oh, the lonely days are gone~, I found a home~
My Savior, He wrote me a letter

My Savior wrote me a letter
My Savior wrote me a letter
My Savior wrote me a letter
My Savior wrote me a letter

chorus bb

My Savior wrote me a letter
My Savior wrote me a letter
My Savior wrote me a letter

Music
ParaPraise Archive
Lyrics you can download

Here are the lyrics of 3567 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: Joe Cocker.

Recent additions to the archive were lyrics by Autograph and the Box Tops.

Upcoming additions will be Taylor Dayne and Golden Earring.

Archive