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No thousand-year-old testaments with contradicting rules, no binary distinctions made by legalistic fools, no false interpretations that do nothing but confuse: Lord, those I can't use. No hypocrites projecting guilty feelings onto me, no former freaks who make a fetish of virginity, no AA vets who drink communion wine liberally: keep them, Lord, from me. No shiny-suited pastors who buy private jets with tithes while their whole congregation pinches pennies to survive. They stare into the camera as they wobble, wail and writhe. Lord, spare me that jive. No budding theocrats who wish to flip the script on us, substitute the Constitution with Leviticus, and add the book of Genesis to every syllabus: they, Lord, get no trust. No acolytes of Paul who perpetrate misogyny, and cannot bear to see a woman in authority: even Adam stopped despising Eve eventually. Lord, don't despise me, but I can't find you in these buildings or these books, and I don't hear you in the words that they speak. I'm exhausted, and I can no longer look. To my own temple I shall rest and retreat. I'll leave a key for you right under the mat. Oh Lord, if you could just meet me where I'm at, I'll let no intermediary separate us two.

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from Sometimes You've Gotta Fight to Get a Bit of Peace, released July 27, 2010
All voices & instruments by Sean Padilla

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Homemade genre-free semi-autobiographical songs written, performed and recorded almost entirely by Sean Padilla, a Charlotte, NC resident who does his best with what he has.

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