Millsap, Parker - Old Time Religion Lyrics




He's got old time religion
Buries his cash in a coffee can
And he makes his decisions
Down on his knees yeah he's a full grown man
And he had a vision
Of a fire it burned up all of the land
You could call it superstition
You could run just as fast as you can
He took a beating
His father screamed at the top of his lungs
An Old Testament reading
If you spare the rod you spoil the son
He's got scars for his bleeding
Fear of God fills everyone
You can listen to Him pleading
Pleadings for the holy son (to)

Give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion
It's good enough for me

He's got a King James edition
With all of the words of Christ in red
And he reads the inscription
Every night when he goes to bed
And he goes fishing
For sin in men like Jesus said
Got an old time conviction
Keeps the bodies in the shed
He had a woman
Took her to church every Sunday morn
He said submit to your husband
Submit to me thus, sayeth the Lord
Well he never saw it coming
When she tried to get away in his '34 Ford
Now a widower is strumming on a banjo with a missing cord

Give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion
It's good enough for me

Give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion
It's good enough
It's good enough
It's good enough for me





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Millsap, Parker Old Time Religion Comments
  1. Dylan Suppiah

    This guy is a genius! Brilliant songwriter!

  2. Bella

    This song is hella addictive

  3. Robert Lee

    Total surprise. No idea who this guy is. None. But man oh man is he great. Old time religion in it. It’s perfect.

  4. Benjamin Colon

    Cant wait to see you at the king street jam in york

  5. Tse Tse

    where can the sheet music for the violin part be found??

  6. timothy lines

    creamation of care.

  7. Ethan Powles

    This song is dark, but dammed if it ain't clever, especially that bit about the widower with a missing banjo string.

  8. Liam Cronin

    Love this song it's been on loop since I found it such soul

    Roei B

    Still on loops?

  9. Yasmin Kshir

    Loovee !!!!

  10. Tiper Loc

    Been listening to this song now and then for years now. Really nicely done.

  11. bonne homme

    whats at i lo

  12. roadkill

    ,,,, joseph seed

    bonne homme

    renegadedog sais .... jose.. ~=• ?

  13. Zerife nur Gültekin

    Müthiş

  14. Tor Hansen

    Wov this is super thanks bsjett

  15. Ashlee Viverette

    Being from the Carolinas, this song reminds me of old folk songs we grew up hearing. There's an actual old folk song called "Old Time Religion" lol. I love this song, it reminds me of Tom Waits too.

    Kitsune personal

    the whole song is about that actually. the song sort of parodies it in a dark way.

  16. KD89042

    When it says "the words of christ in red", does it mean that he's highlighted them for easier reading, or he's blotted them out because they're too forgiving & loving (compared to Old Testament)? Or something else entirely?

    Crandall May

    Some Bibles, especially the King James version he sings of, use red ink for the words of Christ.

    Alli Nielsen

    Many bibles (especially KJV versions) are "red letter editions" where literally every word that is a direct quote from Christ is printed in red ink instead of black. So its talking about the kind of bible he owned.

  17. bobo z

    oh my lord

  18. ConnorShawMusic

    Love it

  19. Roki Srpski

    He goes fishing for cinnamon

    TropicalMontana

    Roki Srpski "for sinning men"

    Dutch Van Der Linde

    TropicalMontana wooooosh

  20. Pipe

    He’s got old time religion
    Buries his cash in a coffee can
    And he makes his decisions
    Down on his knees yeah he’s a full grown man
    And he had a vision
    Of a fire it burned up all of the land
    You could call it superstition
    You could run just as fast as you can
    He took a beating
    His father screamed at the top of his lungs
    An Old Testament reading
    If you spare the rod you spoil the son
    He’s got scars for his bleeding
    Fear of God fills everyone
    You can listen to Him pleading
    Pleadings for the holy son (to)

    [Chorus]
    Give me that old time religion
    Give me that old time religion
    Give me that old time religion
    It’s good enough for me

    [Instrumental break]

    [Verse 2]
    He’s got a King James edition
    With all of the words of Christ in red
    And he reads the inscription
    Every night when he goes to bed
    And he goes fishing
    For sin in men like Jesus said
    Got an old time conviction
    Keeps the bodies in the shed
    He had a woman
    Took her to church every Sunday morn
    He said submit to your husband
    Submit to me thus, sayeth the Lord
    Well he never saw it coming
    When she tried to get away in his ‘34 Ford
    Now a widower is strumming on a banjo with a missing cord

    [Chorus]
    Give me that old time religion
    Give me that old time religion
    Give me that old time religion
    It’s good enough for me

    [Instrumental break]

    [Outro]
    Give me that old time religion
    Give me that old time religion
    Give me that old time religion
    It’s good enough
    It’s good enough
    It’s good enough for me

  21. Justine Virtue

    I'd like to sit with the folk who inspired these lyrics. Damn deep. Yes sir, deep.

    Jack Zubor

    come to illinois river jam then! Sept 29th.

    KermitingCrime

    Yeah alright fat wife

  22. Mallory Sailors

    Is it just me or is this song a little too similar to Jolie Holland's Old Fashioned Morphine? I smell a copycat.

    Josh Knapp

    Seems like an adaptation with new lyrics mixed in

    flowerfieldsable

    Jesus
    Official
    Saviour
    Humanity
    Undisputed
    Absolute

    Steven Christofakis

    Mallory Sailors

    Lucas Bueno Bergantin

    they're both parody of the same gospel song

    Sasho Stoyanov

    Interesting conversation, fuckheads. Thanks for that. Now nobody knows what spirit is. Suffocating bitches. Hate does indeed help to keep your soul intact. If you lie to your soul you're gonna have to enjoy a song like this, like me.

  23. Sam Stipps

    #1 song on the playlist for Taurus btw

  24. Katie Connor

    Love this song so much! It half-terrifies me, half makes me want to burst out laughing.

    flowerfieldsable

    +Katie Connor What's to laugh at? It's about Christ bleeding for you...

    Countermeasures

    Me thinks you weren't listening to the lyrics of this fine track.

    R. L. Siegfried

    ...No, not at all. It's all based on one man who: reads the bible, got beatings from his father, prays to Christ, fishes for men like Jesus said, has murdered people, and got married.

    Unless you're trying to tell me that Jesus read a book that wasn't written until after he died, risen, and ascended to Heaven, that he prayed to himself, murdered people, married a woman, and owned a truck from a time period and place that didn't even exist in his time.

    KD89042

    In fact, he murdered his wife!

  25. LunaD' Plata

    Epic :)

  26. Dariya .K.

    great!:)