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ALTAR BOY BLUES





I FELT THE HAND OF GOD LAST NIGHT
IT BELONGED TO FATHER TOM
HE GRABBED ME HARD AND HELD ME TIGHT
AND HE SAID "DON'T TELL YOUR MOM"
OF ALL THE TROUBLES THAT COULD BEFALL A BOY
THE ONE I EXPECTED LEAST
WAS TO BE KNEELING DOWN IN CHURCH
AND BE JUMPED ON BY A PRIEST
I'VE GOT THE ALTAR BOY BLUES
AREN'T YOU GLAD YOU'RE NOT IN MY SHOES?

I WENT TO CONFESSION
TO TELL ALL THE SINS I HAD
YOU KNOW I HIT MY LITTLE BROTHER
AND I TALKED BACK TO MY
TALKED BACK TO MY MOM AND DAD
(OH YES I DID)
INSTEAD OF THREE HAIL MARYS
THAT PRIEST HAD OTHER PLANS
CAUSE HE GAVE ME ABSOLUTION
WITH HIS TWO ROAMIN' CATHOLIC HANDS
I'VE GOT THE ALTAR BOY BLUES
AREN'T YOU GLAD YOU'RE NOT IN MY SHOES?

I WENT TO SEE THE BISHOP
TO TELL HIM WHAT WAS GOIN' ON
HE SAID THAT I MUST BE TO BLAME
FOR A PRIEST CAN DO NO WRONG
AND EVEN IF HE DID
WHO WOULD REALLY CARE?
THEN THE BISHOP ASKED TO SEE ME
IN MY UNDERWEAR
I'VE GOT THE ALTAR BOY BLUES
AREN'T YOU GLAD YOU'RE NOT IN MY SHOES?

(spoken)
PLEASE FORGIVE THEM FATHER
FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO.
OR MAYBE THEY DO KNOW WHAT THEY DO
AND JUST AREN'T ADMITTING IT.

Words & music by Joe Medeiros, BMI, Midair Rose Publishing, 2005




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