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Fishin' 4 Religion

This song is by Arrested Development and appears on the album 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of... (1992).

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Grab the hook, grab the line, grab the bait,
grab the box and wait
Tackle and shackle the topic the faculty has chosen
Chosen by many, chosen by plenty, chosen by any
man or woman who can't understand
the topic that's known and
[Go by the dock] flock and clock the topic
as I drop my hook and get a bite

The reason I'm fishin' 4 a new religion
is my church makes me fall asleep
They're praising a God that watches you weep
and doesn't want you to do a damn thing about it

When they want change the preacher says "shout it"
Does shouting bring about change? I doubt it
All shouting does is make you lose your voice

So on the dock I sit in silence
staring at a sea that's full of violence
Scared to put my line in that water
'Cause it seems like there's no religion in there

Naively so I give it another go
Sitting in church hearing legitimate woes
Pastor tells the lady it'll be alright
Just pray so you can see the pearly gates so white

The lady prays and prays and prays and prays
And prays and prays and prays and's everlasting
There's nothing wrong with praying?
It's what she's asking

She's asking the Lord to let her cope
so one day she can see the golden ropes
What you pray for God will give
To be able to cope in this world we live

The word 'cope' and the word 'change'
Is directly opposite, not the same
She should have been praying to change her woes
but pastor said "Pray to cope with those"

The government is happy with most baptist churches
'Cause they don't do a damn thing to try to nurture
brothers and sisters on a revolution
Baptist preaches dying is the only solution

Passiveness causes others to pass us by
I throw my line till I've made my decision
Until then, I'm still fishin' 4 religion

Hey yeah, fishin' 4 religion
Fishin' 4 religion
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Fishin' 4 religion
Fishin' 4 religion
[Believe !]

Everybody in the house tonight...C'mon let me hear you say

Written by:

Aurora Torres