"The Pimp and The Priest" as written by and Casey Blue Crescenzo....
The pimp and the priest
pounce on quickened cats' feet
for the freshest young blood,
innocence for the feast
the book will then brew
what the sinful commit
while the pimp and priest
prey quietly
where the precious sinners sit.

Confess. Oh! Confess...
In the chapel or brothel
where we suffocate stress
We've got the time
if you've got the scratch
(We'll conquer your sins while she screams on her back)

Faster, save me!
How the sins remain hostage.
Harder, I can't breathe

Now the priest and the pimp
are already equipped
with an enigmatic frontage
posts "we welcome walk-ins"
so we corner our pace
and make quick for the door
to be pardoned and passed
from the bed to the floor.

Confess. Oh! Confess...
In the chapel or brothel
where we suffocate stress
We've got the time
if you've got the scratch
(We'll conquer your sins while she screams on her back)

Take me to the river

Faster, save me!
How the sins remain hostage.
Harder, I can't breathe

Sing softly, bring me to the lake
sing softly, sing me to the lake

Faster, save me!
How the sins remain hostage.
Harder, I can't breathe


Lyrics submitted by Hobbyy, edited by thelukeeffect

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  • +3
    Lyric CorrectionThese are the correct lyrics, literally from the booklet that came with the EP. The only ambiguity is how to format them the best, and there were a FEW typos in the insert (e.g., "Burn it too the ground"). Anyway, here you go:

    The pimp and the priest
    pounce on quickened cats' feet
    for the freshest young blood,
    innocence for the feast
    the book will then brew
    what the sinful commit
    while the pimp and priest
    prey quietly
    where the precious sinners sit.

    Confess. Oh! Confess...
    In the chapel or brothel
    where we suffocate stress
    We've got the time
    if you've got the scratch
    (We'll conquer your sins while she screams on her back)

    Faster, save me!
    How the sins remain hostage.
    Harder, I can't breathe

    Now the priest and the pimp
    are already equipped
    with an enigmatic frontage
    posts "we welcome walk-ins"
    so we corner our pace
    and make quick for the door
    to be pardoned and passed
    from the bed to the floor.

    Confess. Oh! Confess...
    In the chapel or brothel
    where we suffocate stress
    We've got the time
    if you've got the scratch
    (We'll conquer your sins while she screams on her back)

    Take me to the river

    Faster, save me!
    How the sins remain hostage.
    Harder, I can't breathe

    Sing softly, bring me to the lake
    sing softly, sing me to the lake

    Faster, save me!
    How the sins remain hostage.
    Harder, I can't breathe
    MerelyAPseudonymon November 15, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthats why i said they let him go... when youre let go from a job you didn't quit you were fired. regaurdless it worked out for the best for casey.

    i've talked to casey a few times so next time ill ask him what the lyric is.. but...guy above me, that is way the hell off. it's "*something* your sins while she screams on her back." she's a prostitute, not a dirty human guitar. though, that might be a sweet metaphor.
    MikeMaraon April 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou're right, BUT my last paragraph was very relevant and witty.

    Maybe *conquer your sins*...I dunno, I can't put my eardrum any closer to this speaker.
    dpf62984on May 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's CONQUER your sins while she screams on her back
    speakhandsformeon July 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentconquer* oh shit i need a spelling lesson
    Alice091on August 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Fester(?), save me! (I’ve since remained hostage[?]) Harder(?) I can’t breath!"

    it's Faster, not fester.

    Also, great song, great band.
    Shea01on September 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMakes sense, I'll edit it. Any other suggestions?
    Hobbyyon September 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI adore the last line like no other.
    aijanon January 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Confessal confess"
    is actually
    "Confess, oh, confess"

    Grrrreat fucking song!
    PaperStreeton April 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm pretty sure confessal isn't even a word..

    this songs about the woman's occupation and the aick shit she has to go through to provide for the boy.

    the woman wants to go to the river because the river represents life and she wishes that she could be "reborn".. or purified at least.
    MikeMaraon April 19, 2007   Link

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