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He still hasn't found the sound-desk key

for St John's Operations Manager Mark Parsons, on the occasion of his 40th birthday, to the tune of U2's "I still haven't found what I'm looking for"

He can type, he can phone
He can do it all on his own
The rotas are all complete
(Well they're almost all complete)

A hundred emails each day he reckons
He takes minutes in only seconds
When he gives all the notices
then everyone notices

He can fix the photocopier
He calms down curates when they get stroppier
[Godfrey] He takes blu tack from vestry walls
[All] Yes blu tack from vestry wall

But he still hasn't found the sound-desk key
No he still hasn't found the sound-desk key

He has prayed for a new vicar
but thinks the answer would be much quicker
[Joy] to let Matthew run the church
[All] Yes Matthew can run the church
 

He believes in the kingdom come
when every vicar who writes a sermon
[Will only] can do his own Powerpoint
[All, to Will] Yes, do your own Powerpoint!

But he still hasn't found what he's looking for
No he still hasn't found what he's looking for

He's a fan of Doctor Who
He thinks the Tardis will come through
[Tom only] to take him back to his youth
[All] Yes take him back to his youth

for he still can't believe that he's forty
No we still can't believe that he's forty.

There's only one Mark Parsons
There's only one Mark Parsons
And we still can't believe he's just forty.


Performed in the crypt at St John's West Ealing in July 2007 by Godfrey Rust, Joy Atkins, Tom Callister, Will Donaldson and other members of St John's. Mark is a big fan of U2. Matthew is his son, aged 5 at the time.`