"Bad Sects" as written by Tim Kasher, Matthew Ryan Maginn, Clint Frederick Schnase and Ted James Stevens....
For 20 years I've held this pulpit. Preached the word, served the Eucharist, Gained the trust of the townsfolk. Made every football game, never missed a social. Last week, a boy I taught theology Came back in town with a new ideology, And now those feelings-- I tucked away Threaten this sanctuary. A lifetime of burning culminated in one innocent, forbidden touch. I know this is wrong because I'm told this is wrong. A new recruit, twenty-five years old. He joined the habit with a chip on his shoulder. Some nights he'd proclaim his preference But only flat back drunk on a bottle of Jameson. One of those nights we stayed up, the two of us. Singing our lives, just the two of us. We were hiding in the dark, I fell asleep by his side. We woke to the chimes of the bells in the steeple and ran off to separate rooms. They can't know what we've done, Or our whole world would come undone. You'll never live this down, You'll never live this down, You'll never live this down, (They're gonna find you out!), You'll never live this down, (And when they find you out!), You'll never live this down, (They're gonna drag you out! Don't let them find you!). I know this is wrong, because we're told this is wrong.


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"Bad Sects" as written by Tim Kasher, Matthew Ryan Maginn, Clint Frederick Schnase, Ted James Stevens

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    General Commentseems to me the title is a play on words.
    sebharperon June 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentseems to me the title is a play on words.
    sebharperon June 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Gay relationships I think, and how the Church doesn't agree with them.
    Knife2aGunFighton June 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is how i hear it... only slight changes, makes a bit more sense though.

    For 20 years I’ve held this pulpit
    Preached the word, served the Eucharist
    Gained the trust of the townsfolk
    Made every football game
    Never missed a social
    Last week a boy I taught theology
    Came back into town with a new ideology
    Those feelings I tucked away
    Threading the sanctuary
    A lifetime of burning culminated
    In one innocent forbidden touch
    I know this is wrong, cause I’m told this is wrong
    A new recruit, 25 years old
    He joined the habit with a chip on his shoulder
    Some nights he’d proclaim his preference
    But only flat back drunk on a bottle of Jameson
    When all those nights, we stayed up, the two of us
    Singing our lives, just the two of us
    We were hiding in the dark, I fell asleep by his side
    We woke to the chimes and the bells of the steeple and ran of to supper at once
    They cant know what we’ve done, our whole world would come undone
    You’ll never live this down (repeated)
    They’re gonna find you out
    And when they find you out
    They’re gonna drag you out
    Don’t let them find you
    I know this is wrong, cause we’re told this is wrong
    A lifetime of burning culminate anymore
    In one innocent forbidden touch
    I know this is wrong, cause we’re told this is wrong
    RedJesuson June 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI made the correct changes, but I'm 99.9% sure it's

    "We woke to the chimes and the bells of the steeple
    And ran off to separate rooms"

    so I left it. Thanks for the other corrections though.
    Ves1011on June 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a priest and his former (male) student falling in love, and how they are ashamed because they know that no one will approve of it because of who they are.

    "I know this is wrong cuz we’re told this is wrong"
    The church teaches you to think the way they want you to, instead of thinking and living for yourself.
    Tom Selleckon June 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with tom.

    "We woke to the chimes and the bells of the steeple
    And ran off to separate rooms
    They can’t know what we’ve done
    Our whole world would come undone"
    deathcabformelon June 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree about the homosexual relationship. I would also like to point out the play on words with the title "Bad Sects" which ryhmes with "bad sex," what homosexual love-making is often considered.
    itsjustluckon June 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentam i the only one who thinks "threading the sanctuary" should be "threaten the sanctuary"?
    tjwellson June 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSaying "You'll never live this down" fifteen times in a row kind of reminded me of going through the beads on a holy rosary.
    Airdogon June 23, 2006   Link

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