Flock You!

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Parody of "Forget You" by Cee Lo Green, re-telling Jacob's story of love and betrayal in Genesis 29-30, where he falls in love with the young and beautiful Rachel, agrees to work 7 years for her father, Laban, for her hand, and gets the old bait and switch on his wedding night with the older and less attractive Leah. The tables turn when Jacob takes both Laban's daughters and God helps him acquire great wealth by breeding the sheep in a way that gives Jacob the best of the flock.

I originally considered calling it "Flock Ewe," but that was a little meta, besides, in keeping with the original, the narrative is given against the antagonist.

lyrics

I see you're keepin' me around for the girl I love and I'm like,
Flock you!
I guess this past seven years just wasn't enough... I'm like,
Flock you! I'm-a get her too!
Said, if I was richer, I'd be with Rachel
Instead of this flock of sheep
And although there's pain in my chest, I'll still work off the rest…
Then I'll… Flock you!

Yeah I'm sorry, I can't afford a Charollais
But that don't mean I can't get an heir
With that girl from Haran, even if she's barren
But the way you play your game ain't fair
I pity the fool that makes a deal with you
(Oh, he's a deal breaker - Just thought you should know Jacob)
Ooooooh, I've got some news for you
Yeah, I’mo GETCHU in the end!

I see you're keepin' me around for the girl I love and I'm like,
Flock you!
I guess this past seven years just wasn't enough... I'm like,
Flock you! I'm-a get her too!
Said, if I was richer, I'd be with Rachel
Instead of this flock of sheep
And although there's pain in my chest, I'll still work off the rest…
Then I'll… Flock you!

Now I know, that I used to borrow, beg and steal and lie and cheat
But now you deceive me, tryin' to fleece me
But never forget who keeps all these sheep
I pity the fool that makes a deal with you
(Oh, he’s a deal breaker - Just thought you should know Jacob)
Ooooooh, I've got some news for you
Ooh, I really hate your dad right now

I see you're keepin' me around for the girl I love and I'm like,
Flock you!
I guess this past seven years just wasn't enough... I'm like,
Flock you! I'm-a get her too!
Said, if I was richer, I'd be with Rachel
Instead of this flock of sheep
And although there's pain in my chest, I'll still work off the rest…
Then I'll… Flock you!

Now after seven years, you know I wanna get my groove on so bad.
But who creeps in the darkness? Busted Leah, sent in here by yo’ dad.
Whhhy? Whhhy? Whhhy Laban?
RACHEL! I thought she was you. Oooh!

I see you're keepin' me around for the girl I love and I'm like,
Flock you!
I guess this past seven years just wasn't enough... I'm like,
Flock you! I'm-a get her too!
Said, if I was richer, I'd be with Rachel
Instead of this flock of sheep
You can keep all the best, I'll take off with the rest…
And I'll… Flock you!

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from Flock You! (Single), released June 12, 2014

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