Yeah, Mr. Deeds has got you wrapped around his finger
With what you think you need to do to be delivered
You look for accidents so you can be the hero
You wrote the charity check that ends in double zeros
You help old ladies cross the street,
You welcome homeless where you sleep
You give to everyone in need,
You even hold a city key
Aren't you great?
But that's not good enough

If you don't have faith you have nothing at all
If you don't have deeds your faith will fall
They can't be true without each other
you can't have one without the other

You think that faith is where you sit in a sunday morning
You've got a front row seat where you can be seen snoring
Throughout the week you live your life inside a bubble
You find your happiness avoiding people's thoughts
Your life revolves around yourself,
You don't treat others very well
You say your faith will get you by and that you won't be left behind
You might be right, but that's not good enough

If you don't have deeds you have nothing at all
If you don't have faith your deeds will fall
They can't be true without each other
You can't have one without the other

You know I can't see thinking
That I'd be better off living just for selfish ambition, no
I know that faith is more than just believing
We should do the right things
for the right reasons



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    General CommentI am a college student, and I wrote an eight page paper on how this song correlates with Martin Luther's teachings! Rawk!
    antidisneysequelon December 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! it's very true
    LetHon December 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like this song for once. It's nice to hear songs admitting that your faith is worthless if your actions contradict it. After being slammed for saying just that for a long time, it's nice to hear a song that agrees with me.
    Showcreatoron December 21, 2008   Link

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