Arrested Development — Fishin' For Religion lyrics

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 understand the topic
(Go by the dock)
That's known and flock and clock the topic
As I drop my hook and get a bite

The reason I'm fishin' for 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
'Cos it seems like there's no religion in there
Naively so I give it another go
Sitting in church hearing legitimate woes
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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 prays, it'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

'Cos they don't do a damn thing to try to nurture
Brothers and sisters on a revolution
Baptist teaches 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' for religion

Fishin' for religion, fishin' for religion
Fishin' for religion, fishin' for religion
Fishin' for religion, fishin' for religion

Fishin' for religion, fishin' for religion
Fishin' for religion, fishin' for religion
Fishin' for religion, fish

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

Songwriters: THOMAS, TODD A.
Fishin' For Religion lyrics © EMI Music Publishing