I Don't Want To Be A Bother

Album: Angel, Put Your Face On (2006)
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  • The first time I was born again,
    Everything was one more sin
    I had Jesus on a notebook then
    And a fear of his father
    Born again a second time,
    Conception wasn't so divine
    You gotta marry that girl and stay in line
    And I didn't want to be a bother

    The third time I was born again,
    I left that girl who cheats
    And then I found nirvana from within,
    Swaddled up in dirty flannel

    A family that misunderstood
    Why I had to leave that neighborhood
    Well, God's reception wasn't that good
    And The Devil had a clear channel

    So I packed a bag and I left the sticks
    And joined the class of '96
    Where MTV's an empty fix
    With all the other weekly flavors

    Manson preached a devil's spell
    But to teenagers that's an easy sell
    I said you want to be rebellious,
    You should tell them Jesus is their savior

    So he cast me out, like an exorcist,
    Into the arms of a late night evangelist
    For a thousand dollar vow I made the list of
    All his weekly prayers

    Well, I guess I would be quite surprised
    If he were The Devil in disguise
    It would be more clever to hide behind
    A political agenda

    So I turned to the government to make some noise,
    'Cause I had one vote and I had one voice
    I heard you can't be religious and pro-choice
    I don't know why I even bother
    Now I believe in God there is no debate
    But I believe in separation between church and state
    I went back to the church to seal my fate and
    They brought me to the father

    He said you can't come in with that point of view
    Just ask yourself what would Jesus do
    I would've said Jesus was a rebel too
    But I didn't want to be a bother

    The last time I was born again,
    I found nirvana from within
    The eyes of a girl who took me in,
    swaddled up in dirty flannel

    We went back to my neighborhood
    And heard you can't get to heaven just being good
    I smiled and said that I understood Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


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