"Amish Paradise" as written by Sanders Lawrence, Artis L. Ivey, Doug Rasheed and Stevie Wonder....
As I walk through the valley where I harvest my grain
I take a look at my wife and realize she's very plain
But that's just perfect for an Amish like me
You know I shun fancy things like electricity
At 4:30 in the morning I'm milkin' cows
Jebediah feeds the chickens and Jacob plows fool
And I've been milkin' and plowin' so long that
Even Ezekiel thinks that my mind is gone
I'm a man of the land, I'm into discipline
Got a Bible in my hand and a beard on my chin
But if I finish all of my chores and you finish thine
Then tonight we're gonna party like it's 1699
We been spending most our lives
Living in an Amish paradise
I've churned butter once or twice
Living in an Amish paradise
It's hard work and sacrifice
Living in an Amish paradise
We sell quilts at a discount price
Living in an Amish paradise

A local boy kicked me in the butt last week
I just smiled at him and I turned the other cheek
I really don't care, in fact I wish him well
'Cause I'll be laughing my head off when he's burning in Hell
But I ain't never punched a tourist even if he deserved it
An Amish with a 'tude?
You know that's unheard of
I never wear buttons but I got a cool hat
And my homies agree
I really look good in black fool
If you come to visit, you'll be bored to tears
We haven't even paid the phone bill in 300 years
But we ain't really quaint, so please don't point and stare
We're just technologically impaired

There's no phone, no lights, no motorcar
Not a single luxury
Like Robinson Caruso
It's as primitive as can be

We been spending most our lives
Living in an Amish Paradise
We're just plain and simple guys
Living in an Amish Paradise
There's no time for sin and vice
Living in an Amish Paradise
We don't fight, we all play nice
Living in an Amish Paradise

Hitchin' up the buggy, churnin' lots of butter
Raised a barn on Monday, soon I'll raise anutter
Think you're really righteous?
Think you're pure in heart?
Well, I know I'm a million time as humble as thou art
I'm the pious guy the little Amlettes want to be like
On my knees day and night scorin' points for the afterlife
So don't be vain and don't be whiny
Or else, my brother, I might have to get medieval on your heinie

We been spending most our lives
Living in an Amish Paradise
We're all crazy Mennonites
Living in an Amish Paradise
There's no cops or traffic lights
Living in an Amish Paradise
But you'd probably think it bites
Living in an Amish Paradise

Ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh
Ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-yecch!


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"Amish Paradise" as written by Artis L. Sanders Lawrence

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  • +1
    General Commenta local boy kicked me in the butt last week
    i just smiled at him, and turned the other cheek
    i really don't care in fact i wish him well
    because i'll be laughin my head off when hes burning n hell
    but i ain't never punched a tourist even if he deserves it
    an amish with a tool? you know that's unheard of
    i never wear buttons but i got a cool hat
    and my homies agree i really look good in black fool
    if you come to visit you'll be bored to tears
    we haven't even paid the phone bill in 300 years
    but we ain't really quaint, so please don't point and stare
    we're just technologically impaired

    there's no phones no lights no motorcar
    not a single luxury
    like robinson crusoe
    its as primitve can be

    at least in the version i have that's there
    agenstthegraneon August 06, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHere's the rest of the song...

    We been spending most our lives
    Living in an Amish paradise
    We're just plain and simple guys
    Living in an Amish paradise
    There's no time for sin and vice
    Living in an Amish paradise
    We don't fight, we all play nice
    Living in an Amish paradise

    Hitchin' up the buggy, churnin' lots of butter
    Raised a barn on Monday, soon I'll raise another
    Think you're really rightous? Think you're pure in heart?
    Well, I know I'm a million times as humble as thou art
    I'm the pious guy the little Amlettes wanna be like
    On my knees day and night scorin' points for the afterlife
    So don't be vain and don't be whiny
    Or else, my brother, I might just have to get medieval on your heinie

    We been spending most our lives
    Living in an Amish paradise
    We're all crazy Mennonites
    Living in an Amish paradise
    There's no cops or traffic lights
    Living in an Amish paradise
    But you'd probably think it bites
    Living in an Amish paradise
    tamsenfon August 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn the first chorus, there are also the lines:

    We sell quilts at discount price
    Living in an Amish paradise

    And in the part of the song from Gilligan's Island (There's no phone...), the name is Robinson Crusoe, not Caruso (it's from the novel).
    masterofpuppetson October 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentparody of "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio
    Demau Senaeon March 30, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song... the only reason I like the original at all is because of this song. :)
    duct_tape_faerieon January 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentokay this is a great song but this isn't all of the lyrics!!
    the_devine_childon May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love Wierd Al , and how easily he can turn an overplayed song into a NEW entertaining one, that will make u laugh, unless you like the person hes making fun of. He comes up with such good lyrics though, that fit the song, hes great
    KaTeSbAdDAYon May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkate, couldna said it better.
    EXCEPT
    i enjoy seeing weird al embarass my heroes.
    although i heard he's dead.
    which is also cool:D
    belthazaron June 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol no hes not dead he works at a recording studio
    darkpop2Dzombieon July 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthere's another verse to this song...
    agenstthegraneon August 06, 2002   Link

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