"TV Crimes" as written by Tony Iommi, Terrence Butler and Ronnie James Dio....
One day in the life of the lonely
Another day on the round about
What do they need
Somebody to love

One night in the life of the lonely
There's a miracle on the screen
What did they see
Somebody to love

He guarantees you instant glory
Get your money on the line

Gotta send me a plastic Jesus
There's a check in the mail today
That's what I need
Somebody to love

We just won't eat on Sunday
Gotta buy him a limousine
Somewhere to live
Somewhere to pray

Every penny from the people
Keeps the wolf outside the door
Shop around and find forgiveness for yourself
But he'll give you more, yeah

Holy father, holy ghost
Who's the one who pays the most
Rock the cradle don't you cry
Buy another lullaby

Jack is nimble, Jack is quick
Pick your pocket, turn a trick
Slow and steady, he's got time
To commit another TV crime
TV crime

One day in the life of the lonely
Back again on the round about
What do they need
Somebody to love

Yeah

One night in the life of the lonely
Another miracle on the screen
What did they see
Somebody to love again

A supermarket of salvation
Take a look inside the store
Shop around and find forgiveness for yourself
But he gives more

Holy father - holy ghost
Who's the one who hurts you most
Rock the cradle when you cry
Scream another lullaby

Jack be nimble, Jack be slick
Take the money, get out quick
Slow and steady, so much time
To commit another
TV Crime, TV Crime


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"TV Crimes" as written by Ronnie James Dio Geezer Butler

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  • +1
    General CommentTelevangelism. Easy; a man tries to trick the people into giving him money using religion.

    If you're a real Christian, God will save you if you're true to your religion, not for buying stupid trinkets and giving money to a man who claims to be special. That's not what Jesus did.

    'Course, that's not to say that Christianity's necessarily right. I just wanted to make sure that I was implying that, because at the moment I'm only catering to people who will believe what I say; I might be wrong, but if Christianity is right, then so am I (that's a big "if", though). I'm sure other religions have other figureheads who take money from the people by tricking them, but I don't know enough about those to offer any advice.
    LordRetardon July 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlove this song, then again i love almost every Black Sabbath song after Dio became singer
    MetallicaToTheEndon May 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnother song for criticizing TV Evangelists, just like Iron Maiden with "Holy Smoke" and Slayer with "Read between the lies"...
    Something typicaly american... unbelievable in Europe...
    BlackAfteron May 19, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCall now 1 - 800 -4 SAVE YOUR SOUL ON TV !!!

    lols
    apenas_1_inaciaoon October 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn the words of Sam Kinison's response to televangelism "We know who Jesus is! Get a fuckin' job!"
    oberhaupton November 16, 2011   Link

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