The best years of his life is what he gave to you
Never late a day, he's been faithful and so true
Putting out the tombstones and digging down the graves
For over thirty years now and I can't believe that you have the nerve to say
That now you're gonna have to cut his pay
'Cause one of your priests did such an awful thing

Lightning bolt, oh lightning bolt, why won't you strike them down?
For what they did they deserve to be a black spot on the ground
And if there is a god living up there in the clouds
I can't imagine a better time to show his wrath than now
Somehow these monsters all seem higher than the law
They're not gonna see any punishment at all

He didn't give a damn about your god or your church
He was just an honest man looking for some honest work
And in his little finger he's got more purity
Than a whole church load full of your child molesting priests
It seems that you're making him pay for the guilty sins
Thirty years and that's the thanks he gets

Well it's hard to imagine there could be a greater sin
Than using your trust for abusing a kid
As hard as it may seem, well I think that there is
And you're committing it by protecting these old evil men
And if there really is a Judgement Day
You'll have a whole lot to explain

Lyrics submitted by xxxmatt, edited by communism12

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    General CommentPedophiles suck, but I do feel sorry for them. I'd hate to have that kind of urge and then society hates me.
    AnarchyWeaseLon September 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis songs about chris dad getting a pay cut at work because of a child molesting priest and the church had to cut down everyones salaries to pay the childs family from a lawsuit
    sk8erpezon December 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI know its a bit more accuesatory than most of their songs, but it was Chris' dad who got the pay cut after a life of loyalty, and so naturally he's very pissed about it.
    JASolomonon April 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentChris' dad is a race car driver and grave digger? That guy has a weird life
    Violentpacifiston May 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentnah it was originally a ghost mice song on debt of the dead. on the AJJ split, they both covered songs of the other band (gm covered survival and ajj covered this one)
    TomJoadon April 21, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song is too accusatory for Ghost Mice.
    Nowahon August 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis isn't ghost mice...
    this is Andrew Jackson Jihad
    from a ghost mice, jihad split
    sk8ndeathon January 10, 2008   Link

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