"Sermons" as written by and Matthew Cole Aveiro Jonathan Bo Russell....
Getting closer everyday
Getting closer everyday
Lord have mercy on me
We're talking about two different things
Television and Life Magazine
Lord have mercy on me
Lord have mercy on me

Got this idea in my head and I can't get it out
That all the money in the mint couldn't water a drought.
I'm piling treasures up on earth.
What you keep and what you take.
Property, vanity, even knowledge for knowledge sake.

Lord have mercy on me
Lord have mercy on me
We're talking about two different things
Television and Life Magazine
Lord have mercy on me
Lord have mercy on me

Want to see you psychoanalyst.
Experienced in assisting to adjust.
European travel, the H-Bomb, Onasis please come home.
The front page of the New York Times, the front page of the New York Times.

Lord have mercy on me
Lord have mercy on me
We're talking about two different things
Television and Life Magazine
Lord have mercy on me
Lord have mercy on me

Quit your gripping, shine your shoes
I'll tell you a little secret for your blues
Don't make no difference who is watching from the stands
The fat lady always claps her hands

Lord have mercy on me
Say it even if you're robbing from the poor
Lord have mercy on me
I believe the words will change the heart
The words will change the heart
The words will change the heart
The words will change the heart
The words will change the heart

Lord have mercy on me
Lord have mercy on me
Talking about two different things
Television and Life Magazine
Lord have mercy on me
Lord have mercy on me

Getting closer every day
Getting closer every day
Getting closer every day


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    General CommentThis song is great. It seems to be the polished version of Sermon Vs. The Gospel. I believe that this song is asking for a higher power's forgiveness for sins committed during the collapse of our society.
    Queen_Roboton December 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentEvery time I hear this song I think of just some average person in a casual conversation with God talking about whats important in their lives. We just have so much that gets in the way of whats important and the person is realizing how messed up his priorities are. He is asking for mercy because he didn't realize what was going on. They were "talking about two different things". This "television and life magazine" won't even matter years from now. I see it as a song about setting people straight.
    Zack23on February 17, 2010   Link
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    General Commentfirst time i heard this song it made me cry. nathan's voice is just so beautiful. i don't know what he emans in each and every line but i think i know what he was trying to say. man these guys are so damn good!!
    jasssson June 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWow I was just reading Franny and Zooey and look at this excerpt spoken by Zooey to his mother in regards of whether to send Franny to a psychoanalyst:

    "Listen to me now. If you can't or won't think of Seymour, then you go right ahead and call in some ignorant psychoanalyst.. You do just that. You just call in some analyst who's experienced in adjusting people to the joys of television and Life magazine every Wednesday, and European travel and the H-Bomb and the Presidential elections, and the front page of the Times and the responsibilities of the Westport and Oyster Bay Parent-Teacher Association, and God knows what else that's gloriously normal-you just do that and I swear to you, in not more than a year Franny'll either be in a nut ward or she'll be wandering off into some goddam desert with a burning cross inside her hands."

    Okay that's a LOT of similarities to this song! This must have been an inspiration :)
    jasssson July 22, 2010   Link

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