"Topeka" as written by and Timothy Convy Andrew Volpe....
I found God in a catalytic converter
In Topeka on a Monday night.

I taste blood every time I think of summer.
If that's true, I'm in for quite a treat,
Cause I'm beggin' for the sun in a mid-Missouri winter,
Waitin' desperately to get out of town.
No, you can't keep a good man down.

You've been known to obsess over the future.
Do you think you'll get away from the past?
As you stone yourself to make it through till midnight,
Consider what you might have found.
You think you've got a good thing now.

I found God a catalytic converter
In Topeka on a Monday night.
Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future,
So you know what keeps me hangin' around.
No, you can't keep a good man down.

From here on, you can count on all things going
The way they must've from the start.
(All you feel, all you feel)
All you feel is the current flowing through you
And seizing your infected heart.

I found God in a catalytic converter
In Topeka on a Monday night.
I found God in a catalytic converter
In Topeka on a Monday night.
Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future.
Saint has a past, every sinner has a future.
Saint has a past, every sinner has a future.
Saint has a past, every sinner has a future.
Sinner has a future


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"Topeka" as written by Marshall Fanciullo Andrew Volpe

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    General Commenten.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    it's catalytic. ^^

    Cadallidic looks like someone butchered Cadillac.


    And it's "begging for the sun", not bagging.

    Seriously, when you post the lyrics, ask yourself if things make sense before you put down whatever garbled bullshit you think you're hearing.
    :Devon January 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFrom what I've gathered from someone who use to travel with the band, and whom was on tour with them at the time of this occurence. So basically they broke down in Topeka. One of the members of the band preys to some random woman as his god and well he told her what was wrong with the car. That something that she told him was the catalytic converter. that takes care of the opening verse, but for the rest of the song it kind of just resembles what i'm assuming is their beliefs.
    douglas e freshon March 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFerrell wrote "Topeka" about a real-life van breakdown and the mental training that helped him through it. "I had been trying to maintain a positive outlook," he says. "Of all the times we had a mini-catastrophe, I didn't lose my head over it." --from the River Front Times article about Ludo on Feb 20, 2008.
    trish the dishon March 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It has such a great message about how everyone has a past and a future and that you just need to keep looking forward and growing and learning. My sister is a mechanic and she loves this song.
    girlygirlyatherbeston September 16, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's catalytic, not cadallidic!en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    dark12222000on November 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyea i was going ot say it changed the meaning if you know what a catalytic converter does

    cause its not just a part of a car but it was very revolutionary. and the cleansing aspect of it can also be kind of metaphorical while being literal???? you know?? haha i dunno

    :)
    murder13dollson April 07, 2009   Link

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