I'm going down to church tonight
Take me back to when I was eight
But I don't mean to pray
I'm gonna nick the collection plate

I've got nothing against church
Or any people that go there and show that
They're ignorant, I don't understand
A congregation at weekends can change their behavior

So many people are weak in their lives
And seek guidance from the pedlars of hope
As you know I used to go there myself
Until the day I became antipope

We're gonna have some fun tonight
Let's spread the news around the town
That the vicar's a transvestite
With a fetish for ropes and gowns

I've got nothing against church
Or any people that go there and show that
They're ignorant, I don't understand
A congregation at weekends can change their behavior

Religion doesn't mean a thing
Its just another way of being right wing
I think sex films are okay
I don't dig that all the way

I've got nothing against church
Or any people that go there and show that
They're ignorant, I don't understand
A congregation at weekends can change their behavior


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Anti-Pope Lyrics as written by Raymond Ian Burns Phillip Burns

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  • +1
    General Comment

    Obviously against the religious mind set specifically Christianity and even more specifically Catholicism. Its good to note that the song clearly explains its not against the followers, but the actual priests and hierarchy of religion or the people making money off other peoples suffering.

    Neonsolidon November 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Few people know that Spoon bit a line from this.

    cioranon August 21, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I take it he don't like the pope...

    xSiddersxon July 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I myself agree with his stance because I use to be a church goer myself. I think the "Church" as a institution is bad but the fellows aren't exactly. The institution is full of deception,stealing, lies,etc.

    liktheangelon April 25, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General Comment

    Obviously against the religious mind set specifically Christianity and even more specifically Catholicism. Its good to note that the song clearly explains its not against the followers, but the actual priests and hierarchy of religion or the people making money off other peoples suffering.

    Neonsolidon November 06, 2008   Link

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