"Son Of A Preacher Man" as written by John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins....
Billy Ray was a preacher's son
And when his daddy would visit he'd come along
When they gathered around and started talkin'
That's when Billy would take me walkin'
Out through the back yard we'd go walkin'
Then he'd look into my eyes
Lord knows, to my surprise

The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes he was, he was, ooh, yes he was

Bein' good isn't always easy
No matter how hard I try
When he started sweet-talkin' to me
He'd come'n tell me "Everything is all right"
He'd kiss and tell me "Everything is all right"
Can I get away again tonight?

The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes he was, he was, ooh, yes he was (yes he was)

How well I remember
The look that was in his eyes
Stealin' kisses from me on the sly
Takin' time to make time
Tellin' me that he's all mine
Learnin' from each other's knowin'
Lookin' to see how much we've grown and

The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes he was, he was, oh yes he was

(The only one who could ever reach me)
He was the sweet-talkin' son of a preacher man
(The only boy who could ever teach me)
Was the son of a preacher man
(The only one who could ever reach me)
Was the sweet-talkin' son of a preacher man


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"Son of a Preacher Man" as written by Ronnie Wilkins John Hurley

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  • +3
    General Comment'bout fucking the preacher's son, right?
    I_And_Ion January 01, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFor all the people that care about the actual meanings of songs...
    This one is about finding love, sin, guilt or what have ya, in the least likely of places. About being startled to find something you want and desire in the place that you would never imagine to find it... in the hands of some Son of a Preacher Man.
    lizard_kingon March 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really like this song i donno y
    Incubus_Babeon October 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is my "dance in my undies happy" song. it's so fun.
    emma.leeon March 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is pretty weird for me, theres the part of me that is kinda embarrased to be listening to it because im very much non-religious, but the other side of me is hearing the mellow groove and the chicks sweet voice and its all good.
    orangetomorrowon June 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt always reminds me of Pulp Fiction. I just love the vibes of this song.
    SERipson October 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNSS, I and I. Besides that, this is one of the best love songs of all time.
    OpinionHeadon January 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song, from an awesome movie i might add. listen to this one all the time on my pulp fiction soundtrack. preachers kids or cops kids, in my experiance anyway, ae always badasses. weird eh?
    steel_soundon March 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song...Can't help but love it :)
    kmk_natashaon June 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsmooth for easy-listening :)
    bleedingpegasuson August 22, 2005   Link

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