Fishing for Religion...

An Emerging Theme Song?

This song recently came to mind - I'm not sure why. It's been years since I listened to my old Arrested Development album, but there's a track that does such a great job of conveying angst and frustration with unsatisfying religion.

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Fishin' 4 Religion

The lyrics...

Grab the hook, grab the line
Grab the bait, grab the box and wait
Tackle and shackle the topic the faculty has chosen
Chosen by many, chosen by plenty, chosen by any
man or woman who can't understand
the topic that's known - nobody does - and
flock and clock the topic
as I drop my hook and get a bite:

The reason I'm fishin' 4 a new religion
is my church makes me fall asleep
They're praising a God that watches you weep
and doesn't want you to do a damn thing about it
When they want change the preacher says "shout it"
Does "shout" bring about change? I doubt it
All shout does is make - you - lose - your - voice.

So on the dock I sit in silence
staring at a sea that's full of violence
Scared to put my line in that water
cuz it seems like no religion is in there
Naively so, I give it another go
Sitting in church hearing legitimate woes
Pastor tells the lady it'll be alright
Just pray so you can see the pearly gates so white
The lady prays and prays and prays and
prays and prays and prays and prays and prays... it's everlasting,
"There's nothing wrong with praying ?" It's what she's asking

She's asking the Lord to let her cope
so one day she can see the golden ropes
What you pray for God will give
to be able to cope in this world we live

The word "cope" and the word "change"is directly opposite, not the same!
She should have been praying to change her woes
but pastor said "Pray to cope with those"
The government is happy with most Baptist churches
cuz they don't do a damn thing to try to nurture
brothers and sisters on a revolution
Baptist teaches dying is the only solution
Passiveness causes others to pass us by
I throw my line till I've made my decision
until then, I'm still fishin' 4 religion.

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