"Holy Smoke" as written by and Brockenborough/burton/gittleman/lenear/s....
You made your bed, that's where you lie
No pearly gates when you die
We tried to teach, you didn't learn
You're going down, you're gonna burn

Fast at passing judgment and your quick to cast a stone
Hypocrite taking shit, leave me alone
Thump the book and twist the word
You're setting sinners straight

Point your finger, wag your tongue
Then pass around the plate
I've made my bed that's where I'll lie,
Won't see the gates when I die

And I've been told I'll never learn,
I'm going down I'm gonna
Screaming demons all hell broke loose
And other dark remarks

You say that's Satan's waiting for me
But I don't give a fuck
If words and music tick you off
Then you're the one who's sick

But I think it fucking followers that really make you tick
As far as I can tell I'm going to hell
As far as I can see, you're coming with me
You made your bed that's where you'll lie

No pearly gates when you die
We tried to teach, you didn't learn
You're going down, you're gonna burn
Holy smoke! is this a joke?

I mean man you're on the move,
Shut 'em up and shut 'em down
If you don't approve
Cuss and curse and stuff your purse

And tell me where I'm goin'
Holy cow, man, don't stop now, man,
Your bank account is growin'
You made you're bed that's where you'll lie

No pearly gates when you die
We tried to teach, you didn't learn
You're going down, you're gonna burn
You made you're bed that's where you'll lie

Thanks God I've got a place to sleep
No pearly gates when you die,
Why should I worry now or cry
You know I'm not concerned

You're going down, you're gonna burn


Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death

"Holy Smoke" as written by Dicky Barrett Dennis Brockenborough

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    General Commentthis song is about religious fundamentalism (+ earning money from it). I love that song!
    dotvoidon August 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI really understood the meaning of this after becoming a disenfranchised Catholic.
    MattieCampon January 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAt first I was a little disappointed because so many bands take a shot at religion in general, which is a mistake. Then I noticed something that I hadn’t before:

    "Thump the book and twist the word you're setting sinners straight"

    Twist the word, I think it's a very light acknowledgment that it's not religion that's the problem, it's scripture twisters and money makers. I think we can all agree that's the main problem.
    Tonefanon January 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah also, Dicky has mentioned that he's Catholic so I doubt he'd be blasting his own religion too much.
    QuestionTheDanswerson February 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhen I was younger I thought this song was about devil worship and wanting to go to hell but now that I'm older I understand it's about religious hypocracy
    sidburnon June 14, 2008   Link

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