I'm marching to Zion, a camera in my hand.
I hear people cryin', dyin' for this blood-stained land.
The streets of old Jerusalem are lined with souvenirs and those buying them.
It sounds cold but I cannot see how this theme park has shaped history.

'Cause virgins don't have babies
And water, it isn't wine
And there's a holy spirit, maybe
But she would never rent a room with walls built by mankind.
Mary and Mohammed are screaming through the clouds
For you to lay your goddamned arms down
Rip your bigot roots up from the earth and salt the goddamned ground

Stand in line patiently to super-charge your rosary
Or stuff your prayers inside this wall.
We once had God trapped in this great hall
But we've been cast out from this place
They say a prophet floated from here to outer space.
Am I crazy?
Maybe it's me, but this all sounds like mythology.

'Cause virgins don't have babies
And water, it isn't wine
And there's a holy spirit, maybe
But she would never rent a room with walls built by mankind
Mary and Mohammed are screaming through the clouds
For you to lay your goddamned arms down
Rip your bigot roots up from the earth and salt the goddamned ground

Zeus was afraid of his girlfriend so he swallowed her in bed
And he bore forth Athena when they cracked open his head
Her brother tried to rape her, Athena got away
And when his seed hit the ground the grass gave birth that day
Now we all freely admit this story's clearly bullshit
No one will lay down their life or start a war for it
So throw your stones and pray
You'll be rewarded some day
I hope it all goes your way
But something tells me no one's coming to save you
No one's coming to save you
No one's coming to save you
Save yourself
From turning earth into hell

No one's coming to save you
No one's coming to save you
No one's coming to save you
No one's coming to save you

Mary and Mohammed are screaming through the clouds
For you to lay your goddamned arms down
Rip your bigot roots up from the earth and salt the goddamned ground.


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    General CommentAmazing lyrics! This song has ot be one of my favorites -- so clever, comparing religion and mythology
    crystal0615on January 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentReligion = mythology. Duh.
    werechickon July 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAs an Atheist, why wouldn't I love this song?
    Jay Brannan=one of my favorite artists.
    emilieloveon August 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's not comparing religion and mythology, the song is about the ridiculousness of the fact that while water is not wine, and virgins dont give birth these stories are regarded as fact and control countries and guide peoples lives while other religions with equally ridiculous stories have turned into pieces of literature and fiction for the entertainment of children.
    Skippy22on April 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHe's clearly saying how obsurd religion really is. And how ignorant and AROGANT people are to be so sure that THEIR beliefs are the "right" ones, yet we blatantly disregard Greek and Roman beliefs as "myths".

    Christians believe in a talking snake, to put it simply, and the Greeks were the crazy ones? No.
    JaiDanceron June 18, 2009   Link

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