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​Getting Ready to Get Down

This song is by Josh Ritter and appears on the album Sermon on the Rocks (2015).

Mama got a look at you and got a little worried
Papa got a look at you and got a little worried
The pastor got a look and said 'Y'all had better hurry,
Send her off to a little bible college in Missouri'

And now you come back sayin' you know a little bit about
Every little thing they ever hoped you'd never figure out
Eve ate the apple 'cause the apple was sweet,
What kinda god would ever keep a girl from getting what she needs

And I
Gettin' ready to get down.
Gettin' ready to get down,
Gettin' ready to get down.

Now people cross the street when you walk in their direction
Talk between the teeth and throwin' epithets
The doctor thinks the devil musta gotcha by his senses
But to live the way you please doesn't sound like possession

It's four long years studyin' the bible,
Infidels, jezebels, Solomons and Delilahs
Back off the bus in your own hometown
Say you didn't like me then, you probably won't like me now

But I
I'm gettin' ready to get down.
I'm gettin' ready to get down,
Gettin' ready to get down.

All the men of the country club, the ladies' auxiliary,
Talk about love like it's apple pie and liberty
To really be a saint you gotta really be a virgin
Dry as a page in the King James Version

No 'Oh la las'
No 'Oh hell yeses'
No, 'I can't waits, gotta see you againses'
Turn the other cheek, take no chances
Jesus hates your high school dances

Said your soul needed saving so they sent you off to bible school
You learned a little more than they had heard was in the golden rule
Be good to everybody, be a strength to the weak,
Be a joy to the joyful, be the laughter in the grief
And give your love freely to whoever that you please
Don't let nobody tell you about the who you oughta be
And when you get damned in the popular opinion
It's just another damn of the damns you're not givin'

And I
I'm gettin' ready to get down.
I'm gettin' ready to get down,
Gettin' ready to get down.

Mama got a look at you and got a little worried
Papa got a look at you and got a little worried
The pastor got a look and said 'Y'all had better hurry,
Send her off to a little bible college in Missouri'

And now you come back sayin' you know a little bit about
Every little thing they ever hoped you'd never figure out
The Red Sea, the Dead Sea, the Sermon on the Mount
If you want to see a miracle, watch me get down!

And I
I'm gettin' ready to get down.
I'm gettin' ready to get down,
Gettin' ready to get down.

And I
I'm gettin' ready to get down.
I'm gettin' ready to get down,
Gettin' ready to get down.

Written by:

Josh Ritter