"Charlie Brown's Parents" as written by and Scott Preston/browning Alexander....
And I can't hear
What you're saying, what you're doing to me
And can't you see
It would take the jaws of life to pry open your words
So pry open your words

I don't want to talk about Elvis
No I don't want to go on pretending, no
Because if feels like I'm talking to
I'm talking to Charlie Brown's parents
It feels like I'm talking to
A lonely man without a vision
Stuffed his mouth with indecision

Why he's a lonely man without a vision?
Stuffed his mouth with indecision

'Cause I can't hear
What you're saying and what you're doing to me
And can't you see
It would take the jaws of life to pry open your words

I don't want to talk about Jesus
And I don't want to go on converting, no
Because it feels like I'm talking to
I'm talking to Charlie Brown's parents
It feels like I'm talking to
A lonely man without a vision
Stuffed his mouth with indecision

Why he's a lonely man without a vision?
Stuffed his mouth with indecision

'Cause I can't hear
What you're saying and what you're doing to me
And can't you see
It would take the jaws of life to pry open your words

Why he's a lonely man without a vision?
Stuffed his mouth with indecision
Why he's a lonely man without a vision?
Stuffed his mouth with indecision

'Cause I can't hear
What you're saying and what you're doing to me
And can't you see
It would take the jaws of life to pry open your words

Pry open your words, pry open
And pry open, and pry open your words
Yeah pry open your words
Pry, pry open your words, pry open your words
And pry open your words


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"Charlie Brown's Parents" as written by John Robert Richards George Edward Iii Pendergast

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    General CommentThis song is slightly anti-christian, but not ant-religeous. The Jesus he is talking about is not the real man, but the kind of symbol that some christians create to there liking. This jesus has no visions or ideals, and just goes around converting people, while the real Jesus isn't like that at all. Also, comparing jesus to Elvis is logical because it's the same kind of worship.

    Listen, people. Christianity isn't about changing people to fit the religeon. The bible is not a rule book; it's more of a survival guide. -At least that is my take on it
    Poboon April 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI would agree for the most part, but I don't know that he's being anti-Christian. I think that he's saying that the word "Christian" has become something it wasn't. It has become a bunch of preachers, hypocrites, and frauds. He doesn't want to be someone who just goes out trying to convert everybody. He's real about it. I think he's saying, "Yeah, I believe in God, and it'd be cool if you did too, but I'm not going to annoy you. I'm not going to talk to you like Charlie Brown's parents: always trying to enforce their agenda on you. Now, I've come to this conclusion because that is how I feel. Yes, I want people to know what I know, but it's clear that walking with God is a choice, and if you choose not to, that is your choice. I don't know if anyone agrees, but there's my two cents for you.
    Eyeconon January 28, 2006   Link
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    General Comment...and by that, I'm not saying that I don't want to see people come to know the Lord the way that I have. I'm just saying that if they don't want to hear it: I'm not going to preach at them.
    Eyeconon February 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentErrr... There is no evidence here to support that they aren't being anti-christian. Yeah, they are obviously saying thechurch has just become a bunch of preaches and frauds, but they don't say they ARE religious as eyecon claims. keep in mind that less than one third of the world is christian. I am not saying that they aren't religious, but I see no evidence that they are in this, or any of their songs.
    ScionofSufferingon July 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHe's talking to someone who's not saying anything meaningful. Remember the "Peanuts" specials, whenever Charlie Brown's parents would talk, all you'd hear is something unintelligible (wah-wah-wah, or something like that).
    procktheboaton March 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHe clearly states that Jesus and Elvis (who sang gospel music then ODd on drugs) are both lonely, visionless men and that he doesn't want to hear about them anymore. Whether you take that statement as "Anti-Christian" or not is up to you.
    The first verse is about Elvis. He goes on "Pretending." Pretending to what? Considering his life I would think that Dishwalla assumes he was faking his Christianity to sell gospel records or something.
    Then Jesus. He says that he doesn't want to go on converting because apparently thats part of the Christian faith and he doesn't feel like he's accomplishing anything, doesn't understand what he's doing. He hears the words, they're just useless to him.

    P.S.
    Charlie Brown's parents appear to make a "gwah" sound. This makes me lol.
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    Fedoraon October 08, 2010   Link

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