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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Livin' in a Vicar's Paradise

As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
The treasurer's report says there's nothin' left
But I've been preachin' and prayin' so long
That even the Archdeacon thinks my mind is gone
Of course it crossed my mind that I don't deserve it
Treated like a normal person, you know that's unheard of
You betta watch how ya talkin' and where ya walkin'
Or you and your chapter might be eatin' cake
I really hate tea but I gotta accept it
As I drink I know it's pushin' me to the brink
Fool, I'm the kinda clergy ordinands wanna be like
On my knees in the night sayin' prayers by a tea light

Keep spending most our lives
Livin' in a vicca's paradise
Been spending most our lives
Livin' in a vicca's paradise
We keep spending most our lives
Livin' in a vicca's paradise
We keep spending most our lives
Livin' in a vicca's paradise

Look at the situation, they got me facing
I can't live a normal life, I was raised to be polite
So I gotta be down with the P.C.C.
Too much Bible readin', got me chasing dreams
I'm an educated fool needing money for the tower
Got a giant thermometer, lack charismatic power
I'm a rural vicar, feeling quite holy
When I face English Heritage, makes me lowly
Fool, death ain't nothing but a legacy chance
I'm living life fearing a liturgical dance
I'm fifty-three now, when I'm fifty-four
Not much has changed, except the woodworm in the church door.

Tell me why are we
So blind to see
That the ones drinking tea
Are you and me

Been spending most our lives
Living in a vicca's paradise
Been spending most our lives
Living i a vicca's paradise
We keep spending most our lives
Living in a vicca's paradise
We keep spending most our lives
Living in a vicca's paradise

Asking for money, judging Harvest cauliflower
Minute after minute, hour after hour
6 folk in church, but half of them ain't listenin'
They're looking at the wall, where the brasses are glistenin'
They say I gotta preach
They say I gotta teach 'em
If I can't understand it, how can I reach 'em?
I guess I can't
I guess I won't
I guess I've got 8 Parish Councils
That's why I know my life is going round in circles.....

Been spending most our lives
Livin' in a vicca's paradise
Been spending most our lives
Livin' in a vicca's paradise
We keep spending most our lives
Livin' in a vicca's paradise
We keep spending most our lives
Livin' in a vicca's paradise

Tell me why are we
So blind to see
That the ones drinking tea
Are you and me
Tell me why are we
So blind to see
That the ones drinking tea
Are you and me?

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