Closest Thing to Prayin'

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Closest Thing to Prayin'
Words and Music by Joe kowan

I was circumsised,
not by a doctor but by some old guy
with a black hat and a shaky hand
who rubbed his beard and drank a glass of wine.

But it's just as well,
cause half the world's already dammed to hell,
for taking the wrong kind of bath when they were kids,
Holy water under the bridge,
and it's just as well,

'Cause it don't hurt and I don't feel no pain,
sometimes when I (*beep*) -off I scream God's name in vain.
and that's the closest that I think I've come
and that's the closest that I think I've come
come to prayin'

I was not chosen by some other-worldly being
and when I saw the light, it came from
inside of my TV

and I will mention though it hurts me so to say,
that Moses parted the red sea and then he
joined the NRA.

And all the profits I have known,
are sponsored by the state and living in group homes,
given pills and electric shocks to clear the visions from
their brains.
and that's the closest that I think I've come
and that's the closest that I think I've come
come to prayin'

Hallelujah,
what's it to ya.
I can see right though ya.
and I don't care where i go to when I die
and I want to get a tattoo on my eye
of angels who have been consumed by flames.

I am not waiting for the savior to descend,
I asked my mom she said I can't be born again,
once was enough for her, and I will never ever understand
How in the name of G-d that people go and kill their fellow man.

Well I have hopes and I have dreams,
I love my friends with every molecule and follicle and gene,
Sometimes I look up to the moon and make a wish
I guess I'm sayin',
and that's the closest that I think I've come
and that's the closest that I think I've come
come to prayin'

Hallelujah,
what's it to ya.
I can see right though ya.
and I'll get on my knees and kiss the ground
cause when you sleep you hardly make a sound
and sometimes i'm afraid you've slipped away.

So when the light spills through the stained glass
windowpanes,
I'll know that beauty comes from ordinary folks
with swollen hearts and dreams of art
and when the sunlight hits the rain,

and that's the closest that I'll ever come
and that's the closest that I'll ever come
and that's the closest that I'll ever come
come to prayin'

credits

from Homie on the Mountain, released December 29, 2013
Words and music by Joe Kowan
Produced by Adam Micheal Rothberg at Pepperland
Performed by J-Krafty and Adam Michael Rothberg

Backup vocals: Julie Rama Winslow
Drums: Dave Jamrog

Mastered by Toby Mountain at Northeastern Digital

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J-Krafty is back and he's tracking down the Gangsta' of the Forest, Bigfoot. After crafting it up in the 'burbs, J-Krafty took a hiatus from his glue gun to track Sasquatch, studying the elusive, ballin' beast for months. In his latest release, Krafty shares his research, and educates Bigfoot-hatin' homies about the misunderstood playa of the forest. Listen up to "Bigfoot Likes the Ladies". ... more

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