Night has draped its cape of stars Over our small town From the campus and the tavern To the chapel and infirmary We've seen their dreams We've found the goods The fables and folly Of the residents residing in...
14 hymns for the heathen First hymn, the son of God complex Second hymn, the prodigal damsel Third hymn, the tree stump of knowledge Choking on Adam's apple
This odd lot under the cross This broken promised land Of dreamers and schemers And preachers and predators. They shall not want What they've got coming to them Whether innocent or insolent
14 hymns for the heathen Fourth hymn, the passion of the chaplain Fifth hymn, the brute kiss of Judas Sixth hymn, Sodom falls to ashes Seventh hymn, the church of doubting Thomas Eighth hymn, a horse of the apocalypse Ninth hymn, an immaculate exception Tenth hymn, the demons of Mary Magdalene
I am a chapel, this is prayer book, these are the parables God, forgive us, this is our business: absolving sins of all of these heathens
Eleventh hymn, the Bible Belt tightens Twelfth hymn, a leacherous Shepard Thirteenth hymn, hiding in confession Fourteenth hymn, an afterword
Rocking chairs of disenchantment Green grass of envy and malice Our salad days, living in Happy Hollow