Rock songs usually don't ruminate on salvation theology, but that is what Crow is doing in this song, and each testy verse tosses darts at a different thread of Christianity. Predestination gets it in the first verse, being likened to waiting in line, presumably to win the lottery: "'Til the line was gone and my turn to win was lost." Fundamentalism gets its turn in the second verse: "Told me I was saved but you never said what from." Catholic dogma takes a hit in the last verse as Crow likens it to a "never ending test." The line, "A finance deal if this is my one last chance to invest," seems to refer to Catholic teaching on "The Economy of Salvation" and "Deposit of the Faith."
Jody - Neillsville, WI