John Parr Pays Tribute to Tim Tebow with Tebow-centric "St. Elmo's Fire" Lyrics (w/ VIDEO)

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"Gonna be your man in motion...."
In his brief NFL career as the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos, Tim Tebow has pulled off several feats that border on the miraculous -- a 7-1 run in his first eight games as their starter this season, numerous late-game comebacks, and a win over the PIttsburgh Steelers in the playoffs last week all come to mind.

But perhaps the greatest miracle that football's son of God has performed through his play on the field is the brief (and by brief, I mean it may actually be over as I type this) restoration of John Parr as a relevant topic.

You remember John Parr, don't you?....don't you?

John Parr, for those under the age of 30, is an English musician who, back in the mid-'80s, had two Billboard chart hits that I can remember. One was the very obscure "Naughty, Naughty," which peaked at number 23 on the American charts.

Treat yourself to the video for that song below, a delightful melange of mullets, headbands, leather jackets with no shirts, and nonsensical '80s music video story lines. (For the record, the story line in this one appears to have Parr as a mechanic quitting his job and somehow winding up in a hotel-room orgy with four skanks. I lost interest after that.)

His other hit was actually a legit number one, Grammy-nominated ditty called "Man in Motion," which doubled as the theme song for the quintessential '80s "brat pack" flick St. Elmo's Fire.

Again, from the video archives, here is the "Man in Motion" video:

Another delicious bowl of '80s soup, huh? I think my second favorite part of this video is when Parr breaks through the fictitious fourth wall inside the video world and actually serves up a quasi-serenade of the chorus to each of the characters. Rightfully, most of the characters have a somewhat polite "Um, dude...who the fuck ARE you?" look on their faces.

My favorite part of the video is every time they show Demi Moore. They're all tied for first.

So what does all of this have to do with Tebow? Well, apparently, like ESPN many zealots people, Parr has been inspired by Tebow's feats of football strength. So starved for attention inspired is Parr that he took the lyrics to his marquee hit and Tebow-ized them! Here is the video with the lyrics transcribed at the bottom of this post:

So John Parr has Tim Tebow's fire burning in him. (That sound you heard was "Tim Tebow's Fire" zooming past "Relax" by Frankie Goes To Hollywood on the list of most thinly veiled homoerotic lyrics.)

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I heard this remake for the first time this morning.  It made me want to gouge my eardrums out with a dull pencil.

I loved the original "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" and even got a kick out of "Naughty, Naughty," (which isn't that obscure and MTV played it a LOT back in the day) and even enjoyed his duet with Meat Loaf on the song "Rock N Roll Mercenaries," but this remake is terrible.  His voice is gone.  Yes, as these stars age, their voices just aren't as strong as they were 20-30 years ago, but these stars also should know when to retire because their voice is just gone.

John Parr is one that should stay retired.  His singing now is absolutely terrible.

Tony BenBrahim
Tony BenBrahim

obscure? I remember Naughty Naughty being played all the time on the radio, at clubs, etc... Guess it depends on your age. 

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