"If Venice Is Sinking" as written by and John Fraser/kelly Mann....
Jesus hangs behind the glass
Above Venetian doors
His window box boasts crimson flowers
Fresh cut the day before

And you couldn't find a smile
If you nailed it to his face
But Jesus Christ hangs his head with grace

And if Venice is sinking
I'm going under
'Cause beauty's religion
And its Christened me with wonder

They come in bent-backed
Creaking 'cross the floor all dressed in black
Candles, thick as pillars
You can buy one off the floor
And the ceiling's painted gold
Mary's hair is red
The old come here to kiss their dead

And if Venice is sinking
I'm going under
'Cause beauty's religion
And its Christened me with wonder

We made love upon a bed
That sagged down to the floor
In a room that had a postcard on the door
Of Marini's Little Man
With an erection on a horse
It always leaves me laughing
Leaves me feeling that of course if

Venice is sinking
I'm going under
'Cause beauty's religion
And its Christened me with wonder

And if Venice is sinking
I'm going under
'Cause beauty's religion
And its Christened me with wonder


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"And If Venice Is Sinking" as written by Hugh Richard Campbell Mcmillan Geoffrey Kelly

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    General CommentBeautiful song written by John when he went to Venice with his wife on their honeymoon. There were many sights of beauty and religion that combined together had a profound effect on them.
    wiggumon July 23, 2006   Link

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