"Make Me Pure" as written by Robert Peter Williams, Chris Heath and Stephen Duffy....
Some will sing a song
To reel 'em in
It's a song I sung before
And a song I'm gonna sing again
I mean every word
I don't mean a single one of them
Oh Lord, make me pure
But not yet

Tell a joke
Tell it twice
If no one else is laughing there why am I
I split myself both times and laugh till I cry
Oh Lord, please make me pure
But not yet

I don't have to try
I just dial it in
I've never found a job that for me was worth bothering
I got a ton of selfish genes and lazy bones
Beneath this skin
Oh Lord, make me pure
But not yet

Smoking kills
Sex sells
I've got one hand in my pocket but the other one looks cool as hell
I know I'm gonna die so my revenge is living well
Oh Lord, make me pure
But not yet

I stopped praying
So I hope this song will do
I wrote it all for you
I'm not perfect but you don't mind that, do you?
I know you're there to pull me through, aren't you?

So I look for love
I like the search
And I'll be standing for election all across the known universe
Let every president get the country she deserves
Oh Lord, make me pure
But not yet

And I've been seeing
Somebody's wife
She said she'd leave him for me and I said that wasn't wise
You can't lie to a liar because of all lies
Oh Lord, please make me pure
Not yet


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"Make Me Pure" as written by Robert Williams Stephen Duffy

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    General CommentI think it's one of Robbie's best songs. A lot of matters are discussed inside, again the search for love like in every of his songs. I love it. Hope someone comments :?
    rumion January 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the lyrics are pretty much self explanatory for the song...

    He wants to be a good person, but wants to experience things first.

    Pretty easy really
    unidudeon June 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think he's just talking to god, kinda saying something like: I know I messed up, but it was fun, I hope I still get some chances from you to mess up a couple of times before i fall from grace.
    blondton July 12, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Lord make me pure but not yet" is a prayer by St Augustine from his early student days.
    1Berna1on August 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's basically about how he wants to do all the bad boy things such as, smoking, sex, cheating etc but he wants to be good obviously with the line 'lord make me pure.. but not yet' so he wants to be good but not until he's experienced life.

    'I'm not perfect, but you don't mind that do you' that's my favourite line because everyone can relate to it, nobodies perfect, and they hope that they will be accepted by everyone for the way they are. Love this song!
    kerry-oxon October 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthe wants to live life to the full, but also at the end of the day wants to know that he is pure. a good song. luv robbie!
    bubble.gumon January 17, 2007   Link

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