Gospel Submarine: A Tribute to Southern Gospel Metaphors

Christian songwriter Marc Heinrich wrote and posted a song, Gospel Submarine, with the following explanation:

This song is a just-for-fun tribute to The Man in Black and to southern gospel music’s use of interesting metaphors.

Everyone who has grumbled recently about the number of Southern Gospel songs based off of Lazarus, the Prodigal Son, or the Rapture needs to listen hereβ€”and the rest of us may as well join them, and get a good laugh at something that was intended in good humor!


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  1. Daniel, “based off of” is a contemporary-ism and bad grammar. You mean “based on.” Tut, tut. πŸ˜‰

    • Daniel… earth to Daniel… “BASED ON!”

      • Daniel to earth…

      • Yeeeeeeeees?

        (filler, filler, filler)

  2. Well, I’m sure glad he told us he was copying Johnny Cash.

    • Even if you would have known, his audience might not have.

      • I wouldn’t have known.

        He isn’t even halfway trying to sound like Johnny Cash.

  3. That was pretty funny. The really sad part is that a group might actually try to record that song.

    • I don’t know that it would be a bad thing if a group did – I’ve heard far worse parody songs before!

    • If they did it as a gag, maybe…

      • Plenty of groups have done gag songs before… πŸ™‚

      • Some didn’t mean to, but resulted in me gagging anyhow. πŸ˜‰

      • Ha! πŸ™‚

      • It’s remarkable how many songs leave you going “This has to be a parody. It has to be. It’s too cheesy to be anything else…” and yet everybody is taking it completely seriously, including the artists!