"The Vietnamese Telephone Ministry" as written by and Matthew Friedberger....
The vietnamese telephone ministry

I thought myself an unworthy thing
Despairing of my case all the time, boys
I thought myself an unworthy thing
Despairing of my case all the time, boys
Damn it all, damn it all to hell
Damn it all, damn it all

I thought myself an unworthy thing
Despairing of my case all the time, boys
I thought myself an unworthy thing
Despairing of my case all the time, boys
Damn it all, damn it all to hell
Damn it all, damn it all

Preserve me, preserve me, protect me, save me
So vile, so violent
Whose thoughts are spent
So vile, so violent
In thinking how they may
So vile, so violent
My steps betray
So vile, so violent
How in a foul mishap may me entrap
Who hid in traitor grass their cunning cord may catch me as I pass

I thought myself an unworthy thing
Despairing of my case all the time, boys
I thought myself an unworthy thing
Despairing of my case all the time, boys
Damn it all, damn it all to hell
Damn it all, damn it all

I thought myself an unworthy thing
Despairing of my case all the time, boys
I thought myself an unworthy thing
Despairing of my case all the time, boys
Damn it all, damn it all to hell
Damn it all, damn it all

I went to the right road ministry at 4801 s. Normandie
I went to the armenian brotherhood bible church at 5556 harold way and while I was at it went to st. Sarkis
And then I went to the inglesia evengelica rey de reyes why senor why senores at 2605 w. 7th st.
And the alpha why omega--and the brotherhood of the cross and star and kingdom of god in faith at 3810 w. Slauson
And I drove around listening to the greater bethany tape ministry
And to the sweet hour of prayer mission
And I went to st. Innocent orthodox and jesus in delight
And then finally I called up the vietnamese telephone ministry
At 323-221-7625
323-221-7625
323-221-7625
323-221-7625






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"The Vietnamese Telephone Ministry" as written by Matthew Friedberger

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  • -1
    General CommentSeems that this song is about a girl who has an inferiority complex and spends too much time thinking about boys. If this is the inner monologue of Eleanor, I could cry. She is the ultimate indie sex symbol.
    sabertoothedblisson April 18, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti called the telephone number that is repeated at the end of the song. a spanish lady picks up, i say "is this the vietnamese telephone ministry?" and she shouts "NO HABLAR ANGLAIS! NO HABLAR ANGLAIS!" and hangs up. i believe when i looked it up it was a los angeles, CA number.
    sithieon May 15, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Commentit actually is a vietnamese telephone ministry
    i looked it up on google haha
    jeremygwhiteon May 11, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Commentyeah i called it, and some vietnamese man picked up.
    MeAndOnlyMeon June 05, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWhat are they saying at all the repeated parts that sound like they are saying "Slee-ee-ee, S-Sleepy fancy" ?

    Pls?
    HWOntoFireon August 18, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI wonder if it has something to do with the Vietnam War?
    liquidcool624on January 17, 2010   Link

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