Father Father Father
It's been a long time how are you doing?
How is your son how are his children?
I bet they're just like me
You must be tired tired tired
Of hearing prayers like mine no need to answer
Nobody likes knowing that favors
Are all they'll ever be

But there's this girl this girl this girl this girl this girl
And I'd be the happiest backslider in the world
If you would tell her it's your will for us to be together

Father Father Father
You've seen me try and try to make her love me
I'd sell my soul to hear the one thing
She thinks she'll never say
But now it's Sunday Sunday Sunday
And her pretty voice is rising up to ask you
Like I once did like I'm about to
If you could show her the way

'Cause there's this girl this girl this girl this girl this girl
And I'd be the happiest backslider in the world
If you would tell her it's your will for us to be together
I would never bother you again

Father you of all gods ought to know how little to expect from people
But I think you might be pleasantly surprised to see what this girl
Would bring out of me

There's this girl this girl this girl this girl this girl
And I'd be the happiest backslider in the world
If you would tell her it's your will for us to be together
I would never bother you again unless you want me to
Hell we'll just both hang out with you in heaven when we die


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    My OpinionI don't know which one of the punch brothers writes the lyrics for all their songs, but whoever it is, he is fluent in sarcasm. I don't know what it is about Punch Brothers songs, but I feel like Thile doesn't believe a single word he sings in this song. It's as if it's just one big joke about how guys behave when they're girl-crazy and the irrationality of the chase.

    It's so beautiful and intelligent.
    jazzbassist1on March 21, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's fairly obvious now, but it took me a while to get it (only listening):
    The singer (who is not so religious) is asking God (likely the Christian one) to make a religious girl love him.
    zmjjmzon July 09, 2012   Link

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