"Preacher" as written by and Benjamin Grubin....
Preacher can you save my soul?
I've been on some roads you might call low
Preacher can you save my soul?
You've got the scales where do they say I'll go?

A runaway train man
Is gonna teach you how to pray now
And if I make it out alive
I've got to pay it back somehow now
April's sister's got a man
he comes from the moroccan land
And if she want's to marry him you know
She's got to turn into a Muslim, that's true
Oh but how can you replace me
By throwing roses from the balcony
They're falling in the isles now
Woe is me...

Chorus: Why can't you hold me, why can't you save me, preacher why can't
you preach me, almost now
Why can't you make me, why can't you break me now, preacher why can't you teach me, I got to know?

Latin music cadillacs
And trash can gambling games
the Pentecostal on the block
Was life fishing today
I was on the corner just gambling the same
When a hand from the sky took my dice away. It
wasn't good for me because the dice had weight I knew how to throw
them on any number face that's true
But I can't even stand up
So many wonderful people here
They're all done with nothing planet dreams
I'll take it with me

Chorus

I asked once of a poor queer teacher I knew
What was it like to livein a hell someone else made up for you?
He said my family they're just covering up for life
They've been doing it all their lives.
And they disowned but you know that they love me too.

Faith is retrospective now
You only know if it was true in the end
Some get to heaven on purpose
But some get it while they can.

Preacher can I save your soul?
Do you Preacher can I save your soul?
I know it's stupid but it's happened before
Yeah preacher can I pray for god?
Can't understand about all these losing hearts
Preacher now what do you say?
Is it not OK now to pray that way?

Preacher can you save my soul?
I've got it packed up and ready to go
Preacher can you save my soul
I've been on some roads that you might call low
Preacher could I pray for god?
Can't understand about all these losing hearts
Preacher now what do you say?
I've got to know.
know every single thing I know


Lyrics submitted by ClarenceDangit

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    General CommentI really like this song lyrically. Even if I'm not really sure of the meaning. I think on one level it's about someone, who hasn't done such good things with his life and he might die so he prays to God, and on another it's about the uncertainty of faith.

    "Faith is retrospective now
    You only know if it was true in the end
    Some get to heaven on purpose
    But some get it while they can."


    ClarenceDangiton May 26, 2010   Link

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