GIMME THAT OL’ TIME RELIGION

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Sung here by Bryan & Marcy, Mitchel Cohen, Carl Lawrence, & Shaune Velazquez

Gimme that old time religion
Gimme that old time religion
Gimme that old time religion
it’s good enuf for me

You’d better follow old Jehovah
all the rules the way he’s told ya
or our tanks’ll run you over
he’s good enuf for me

And of course his good son jesus
nothing but his dad’s prosthesis
burn the women, bless the fetus
he’s good enuf for me

Gimme that old time religion
Gimme that old time religion
Gimme that old time religion
it’s good enuf for me

We will worship Zarathustra
and thus spake the way they useta
I’m a Zarathustra booster
he’s good enuf for me

And how about that Aphrodite
so supple yet so mighty
prayin’ to her in her nightie
that’s good enuf for me

Hari Krishna he must laugh on
to see me dressin’ up in saffron
with my hair that’s only half on
that’s good enuf for me

We will bow to tubby Buddha
of the gods there ain’t none cuter
comes in silver, brass & pewter
he’s good enuf for me

Let’s celebrate with sister Isis
always there in every crisis
cured me of the heartbreak of psoriasis
she’s good enuf for me

Now let us crusade for Islam’s Allah
Mohammad speaks (for just one dollar)
I’m Farrakhan’s Allah Scholah
(So what if he helped frame Malcolm X)
he’s good enuf for me

That Israeli religion
wants the power of dominion
shootin’ down the Palestinians
it’s good enuf for me

Jimmy Swaggart is away now
down in Santiago Bay now
sayin’ prayers with Pinochet now
it’s good enuf for me

Sandino ― well, you’ll live in heaven,
just drop your AK-47
at the Managua 7-11
the burgers are on me

Sun Myung Moon he’s got your mantra
sell the flowers that he wants ya
to send weapons to the contras
it’s good enuf for me

They’re all dancin’ in a circle
all the gods and ev’ry cler’cal
passing wind and circle jerkin’
us off enuf for me

Gimme that old time religion
woman’s place is in the kitchen
see you at the Inquisition
it’s good enuf for me.

Lyrics by Mitchel Cohen, John Saudino,
Judy Gorman. Add your own!

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  • Per Fagereng says:

    Oh my name is Torquemada,
    I burn Lutherans in Granada,
    And it’s all for the Holy Faddah,
    That’s good enuf for me.

    Oh we’ll give praise to Yahweh,
    In all his wondrous powah,
    He won’t let our wine go sowah,
    It’s good enuf for me.

    Om om om,
    Om om om,
    The dial tone of the universe,
    Is anybody home?

  • TWANYA says:

    I ENJOY READING YOUR POEMS MITCH…
    KEEP PUTTING THEM ONLINE FOR US..
    TWANYA

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