Hide your children there's trouble around
Preacher, have you heard of the man around town?

Little girls playing in the river
When he finds them the rest makes me shiver
He holds them down where their feet won't reach the ground
And he waits for the struggle to end
Yes he waits for the struggle to end

I'll go find him and save his soul
Lucifer's position has taken its toll
Just one prayer will end the madness
A few words will end the sadness

And I'll search the town until I track him down
And I pray I do the right thing
Yes I pray I'll do the right thing

So he finds the man and he shares with him
He feels guilty for what he's done
I'm sorry you see for these awful deeds
Now what must I do to purge them?

Well my son you must be baptized
If you want to see the Christ
The preacher holds him down where his feet won't reach the ground
And he waits for judgment to come
Yes he waits for the Lord's will to be done


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    General CommentThis is a great song. It is about a man who has commited a murder and a preacher who seeks to save his soul. It's a good story but I can't figure out the ending; I find it hard to interperate the last three lines: "The preacher holds him down where his feet won't reach the ground. And he waits for judgement to come. Yes he waits for the Lord's will to be done."
    j927on November 29, 2008   Link

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