"Finch on Saturday" as written by and Justin Wayne Ringle....
Boys, they've got wicked things on their minds.
Before the father said you're toein' the line.
Like a finch on Saturday, sin with wings.
Give your tongue to God, on Sunday sing.

It all seems fine. These things are off your mind. Remember we're born to die,
but she was born to cry.
To cry herself to sleep.

Red cowards in the home of the brave.
Rather the knaves and crooks that twist the good book.
Peasants, paupers, pilgrims they are the same.
They give their dollars to God but they need their pay.

It all seems fine. These things are off your mind. Remember we're born to die,
but she was born to cry.
To cry herself to sleep.

Lyrics submitted by raconteur

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    General CommentI don't really know what it means, but I'll take a stab at it.

    I think it's about a boy growing up, and his father straightening him out. The father is making the distinctions in his son's life clear. And it's from the boy's perspective.

    I really just looked at the lyrics and listened to the song at the same time to try and figure out what tones and hints it had, but I'm at a loss.
    xmusicxchickxon December 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is full of resentment of religion. I think the singer has a frustration with being preached at and told what to do his whole life, and see's the hypocrisy of the preacher. He's sick of it and doesnt believe it anymore.

    He's told all boys have bad things on their minds, and they need to give their lives and minds to god in order to be good. "Red cowards in the home of the brave (the United States)/Rather the knaves and crooks that twist the good book" is about how preachers tell lies and distort their messages in order to get people to follow them and give them their hard earned money. The singer is calling them cowards for simply choosing to believe and act blindly.

    Thats what I get from it at leat
    psscullyon June 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a girl who has been told by 'religious' father figures in her life that boys only have one thing on their mind. But she stills enjoys her life on Saturday while still making it to church on Sunday.

    This kind of life is killing her on the inside. On Sunday, she convinces herself that "these things are off [her] mind" and things seem fine, but she still cries herself to sleep.

    It's a vicious cycle, she does what she hates and what she's been warned about, but come Sunday morning, she pretends to be fine. She's been hurt by people who say they believe in God. But they still "need to pay".
    kr2014on November 13, 2012   Link

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