"Catholic Pagans" as written by and John Paul/schwarz Pitts....
Never could be still for long
And I could never hold a job
Coupled with a weakness for cocaine and liquor
Not much a candidate for love

When I met you I broke the mold
I fell apart and combed my hair
Whiskey shakes for ten whole days
Stayed off the streets at night for weeks

I don't want to be a catholic pagan now that you're here
We fell in on each other
For love, survival and everything else

Please don't padlock your parents bomb shelter
Or fill her up with dust and ash
A landfill mecca for burn-outs and listless
Adolescent sour mash

I'm not saying that I've earned love
But I could really use it now
So turn out the lights over and over and over
We'll figure out the rest somehow

I don't wanna be your Russian bride
Not any more
Barack Hussein Obama would have a field day
If he knew at all

So-o-o-o-o have to go
Oooooooo
Have to go-o-o-o-o


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"Catholic Pagans" as written by Thomas Fekete John Paul Pitts

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    General CommentTHANK GOD someone posted these lyrics. Love the song. Love the band. If only someone posted the lyrics to Swim to reach the end.
    sammeh17on December 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBTW where the question mark is the lyrics are

    Barak Hussien (yes that's his middle name) lol
    sammeh17on December 21, 2009   Link
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    General Commentseriously? it's seriously obama???? haha.
    tjwellson December 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt does say Barack Hussein Obama. This song is possibly my favorite off the album, however Harmonix is fantastic.
    IndieFLon January 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAlso I'm pretty sure it's "Whiskey shakes for ten whole days".
    IndieFLon January 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI agree with indie fl and yes it was obama! Lol
    sammeh17on February 02, 2010   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone have any sort of ideas as to what this songs about?
    TheWrongGirlon February 21, 2010   Link
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    General Commentgettin stoned, drinkin' whisky.
    Devilbirdon March 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAnd getting sober for a girl, not sure about the Obama line though...
    Devilbirdon March 22, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretationdevilbird, that's silly talk. we needn't discuss.

    let's do a major overhaul:

    title - catholic pagans: catholics worship relics and the virgin mary and the saints. pagans worship nature and other general beliefs.
    stanza one - he's mainly just talking about how he's a screw up and how it isn't helping his love life.
    stanza two - he's talking about how he fell in love with her and how he changed for her.
    stanza three - 'i dont want to be your catholic pagan now that you're here': he wants to have legit morals.
    'we're counting on each other for love, survival, and everything else': he now introduces the idea that he needs her.
    stanza four - the cold war and revelation references....
    stanza five - he is then talking about how he doesnt deserve love, but needs it in order to survive (her love).
    stanza six - 'russian bride': mail order brides with an alcohol dependency.
    'obama''s reference can be interpreted in either the previous mentioned nuclear destruction or the rumors based on obama hussein's religious views that erupted during his election.
    end - 'sorry we have to go...': refers to the fact that he wants to die with his classy dame, in the apocalyptic days.

    that's what i have for you dear children, enjoy.

    asthecrabwalkson April 24, 2010   Link

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