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Gave up my religion and brought it in low
Blew out these hail Mary candles and kiss the priest hard
Slept in the church nativity display and bathed in the holy water fountain

Time slips away, as a bishop

Man of Jesus, money, respect

Drive my caddy to service, collect my car note
Ten percent of your income is my Cadillac disciples
Bless my taste, and confess your desires and sins

Time slips away as a priest
You know the time slips away as a priest

Clap your hands, clap your hands to Jesus and prey for forgiveness

Oh I Hope time slips away as a pope, time slips away as a pope

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The following comments are for "February Song Challenge"
by NucleusFire

I'm kind of at a loss at what to say about this time slips away offering. Has a bite .. or maybe a chomp .. to it. Liked the kick ending .. cynical & crucifying [to me]

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 24, 2011 )

So I Read This One...
I doubt this made a lot of sense to many on, certainly one would have to understand more than I understand about the sacraments and heirarchy, my most confusion comes from your Bishop coming before your priest in the lyric. Did you do that on purpose? And then jump to the (hope of--becoming)Pope?

This is definitely a repeat read lyric, and one many poets should study, even if they are off-course to the whole logic, any poet would still get a lot of educating reading and stydying it.

I have.

That alone makes it a great, not just a very good, but a great poem.

( Posted by: VeeBdosa [Member] On: March 22, 2011 )

Christopher's Religion
Not sure why Ron thinks this wouldn't make, "a lot of sense to many on"..? It appears clear in its representation.

Line two of the first stanza has tense issues.
I read as:
"Blew out 'those' Hail Mary candles and 'kissed' the priest hard"

I read "disciples" as 'discipling'..interesting word choice..

As a lyric, it's pretty sparse..Additonal verse lines could solve that.

Keep slingin'

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: March 22, 2011 )

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