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And as they step inside I start to sweat.
Pray that they hold their tongues and help me hide.
Am I a man, or am I beast.
And as I preached to them they listened on.
And when we were alone I told them so.
Surrender to the lord and let me in.
And in my den of sin I cried and cried.
I never wanted to be made like this.
So please forgive me lord and give me bliss.
Please release me from these cuffs, god made me do it ain’t that enough.
And in my prison cell a man takes me.
I look inside his eyes and see his glee.
And then he speaks to me and says he’s god.

BASED LOOSELY OFF OF MANY TRUE STORIES: This is a song from the perspective of a priest who abuses children. This is a horrific yet ubiquitous reality of many religious institutions, and also positions of power in general. When people in power use their position to prey upon those they wield power over, they often use their guiding ideology to justify their actions. In this particular case it is the use of Christian Ideology to justify the abuse of children, and for the character to absolve himself of his crimes within his own conscience. It’s the same story as “A Praying Song (Crispy Pastor)” off of our album Block, but narrated from a different perspective.


from Funereal Tymes, released May 8, 2017



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