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Summary: God is not impressed by how good we are. (with apologies to Shania Twain)
Style:  Rap.    Duration:  approx. 5 min
Actors: Min 3 / Max 5M

Note: The Refrain is split by Voice 1 and Voice 2. The Verse can be read by the same person or multiple persons. To make it more visual, each person could hold something to illustrate the character. So for example the Refugee (verse two) could wear a life jacket, the fast car owner could hold a racing helmet or a steering wheel, the single mum could hold a washing basket with either dirty or clean washing, etc…
As nonprofessional rappers it helped us to have something to keep rhythm, something like a little drum or so.

Script

(Neuroscientist)
I am a neuroscientist, I'm really super-clever.
My brain is hyperactive and resting ... happens never.
(Voice 1)
She is not just a Joe Blogs, She's a real super clever clogs
(Voice 2)
That won't impress God much.
So you've got it all, but you lack the touch.
(Voice 1)
There is nothing to prove
As God made the first move.
(Voice 2)
He loves everyone the same
If you call on his name.

(Refugee)
I only just made it here across the stormy sea.
I left my friends and home behind, my hope is to be free.
(Voice 2)
She came here as a refugee, For new life and amnesty.
(Voice 1)
God won't judge any of that;
I know you are feeling flat.
(Voice 2)
You don't have to be "so nice"
He already paid the price.
(Voice 1)
He loves everyone the same
If you call on his name.

(Fast car owner)
I drive a super cabrio, it's very nice and fast.
And all the ladies smile and wave, each time when I zoom past.
(Voice 1)
It costs a lot to run, but he has so much fun!
(Voice 2)
That won't impress God much.
So you've got it all, but you lack the touch.
(Voice 1)
There is nothing to prove
As God made the first move.
(Voice 2)
He loves everyone the same
If you call on his name.

(Single Parent)
He left me and the kids in a mess
A dog, no income and so much stress.
(Voice 2)
No one leaves her alone, She daren't answer the phone.
(Voice 1)
God won't judge any of that;
I know you are feeling flat.
(Voice 2)
You don't have to be "so nice"
He already paid the price.
(Voice 1)
He loves everyone the same
If you call on his name.

(Religious chap)
I've been to Bible College - I've studied book and verse.
Feel free to ask me questions - I'll teach you till you burst
(Voice 1)
All he does is talk and teach, But does he practice or just preach?
(Voice 2)
That won't impress God much.
So you've got it all, but you lack the touch.
(Voice 1)
There is nothing to prove
As God made the first move.
(Voice 2)
He loves everyone the same
If you call on his name.

(Criminal)
I was really clever and made a fast buck
The police found me out, I was down on my luck.
(Voice 2)
The years in prison took a heavy toll, At least he is now out on parole.
(Voice 1)
God won't judge any of that;
I know you are feeling flat.
(Voice 2)
You don't have to be "so nice"
He already paid the price.
(Voice 1)
He loves everyone the same
If you call on his name.

(Pop idol)
I won the latest X-factor. Did you see it on TV?
There were lots of groovy singers, but none as cool as me.
(Voice 1)
It brings her wealth and fame, But will we remember her name?
(Voice 2)
That won't impress God much.
So you've got it all, but you lack the touch.
(Voice 1)
There is nothing to prove
As God made the first move.
(Voice 2)
He loves everyone the same
If you call on his name.

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