I'm seven years old
And my bowtie's askew
Gonna get somebody of Jesus Christ
In a brown velvet suit

All the girls are dressed like angels
How sweetly they sang
Oh, be not afraid
Of us delicate meringues

The trailing skirts of God
The trailing skirts of God
The trailing skirts of God
Have passed on by

It's five years later
And I'm on my knees again
I am here to confirm
What my parents began

And I promise to abstain
From intoxicating liquor
But the flesh, it is weak
And my faith was never stronger

The trailing skirts of God
The trailing skirts of God
Yeah, the trailing skirts of God
Have passed on by

But oh, how I cling on
Cause it's been a rich seam of song
And though it's make-believe
Can I bring myself to leave?
This lie's been burning too long

Sometimes in my teens
Up in Kellyer's bedroom
Skipping on Saturday evening mass
For some solvent abuse

And as the world spun around me
And I eased to the floor
Must remember to get that sermon
Keep the wolf from the door, yeah

The trailing skirts of God
The trailing skirts of God
Oh, trailing skirts of God
Have passed on by
Passed on by, passed on by

I've drifted far from you
In this bloodless coup
I've drifted far from you

I've drifted far from you
In this bloodless coup
I say good day and adieu

I've drifted far from you
In this bloodless coup
I've drifted far from you

I've drifted far from you
In this bloodless coup
I say good day and adieu


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