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From the album The Raw & the Cooked, Good Thing was a #1 Billboard Hot 100 hit for Fine Young Cannibals in 1989.

Songwriter:
Roland Gift & David Steele


Stats:
Genre: Pop
Length: 3:10

Good King
Parody of "Good Thing" by Fine Young Cannibals
(2 Kings 22:1-25:30, 2 Chronicles 34:1-36:23)

The one good king Israelite
Has gone to war please don't go, Josiah
He passed away our hopes grow dim
Sons that were bad followed him
You wouldn't think (Hey hey hey)
They would stray a lot (Woo hoo hoo hoo)
Their backs were turned (Hey hey hey)
From pleasing God

Good king what have you done?
(Doo doobie doo)
My good king you had rotten sons
(Good king)
(Doo doo doobie doo)

The first king Jehoahaz
Lasted three months went bad real fast
Egypt came now who's in line?
Jehoiakim he seems unkind
That's when the guys from (Hey hey hey)
Babylon appeared (Woo hoo hoo hoo)
Took all our heroes (Hey hey hey)
Real far from here

Good king what have you done?
(Doo doobie doo)
My good king this ain't "My Three Sons"
(Good king)
(Doo doo doobie doo)
Good king
LEAD

Then one day they came back
It wasn't actually a sneak attack
Zedekiah (Hey hey hey)
He flew the coop (Woo hoo hoo hooooooo)
Caught escaping (Hey hey hey)
Blinded too

Good king my-y-y good king
(Doo doobie doo)
My my (Good king) my my good king
What have you done?
(Good king)
(Doo doo doobie doo)
My good king
Hey, hey my good king
(Doo doobie doo)
Good king, yeah
What (Good king) have you done?
(Doo doo doobie doo)
(Good king)
It went so wrong
You're gone for good
(Doo doobie doo)
(Good king)
You're gone for good
(Good king)
You're gone for good
(Doo doo doobie doo)
(Good king)
You're gone
(Doo doobie doo)
My good king
You're gone

2 Chronicles 35:25
Jeremiah composed laments for Josiah, and to this day all the male and female
singers commemorate Josiah in the laments. These became a tradition in Israel
and are written in the Laments.


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