A Passion You Wouldn't Believe

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December 23rd 2008: A Passion You Wouldn't Believe

riseandshine.tv/2008/12/23/a-passion-you-wouldnt-believe/

This song was inspired by Pope Benedict XVI who angered many by saying that humankind needed to be saved from homosexuals and transsexuals.

The song takes a compassionate view of the broad spectrum of human sexuality via the voice of a Catholic priest who enjoys some after-hours recreation in a bar near the Vatican (possibly called “The Purple Squirrel”, after a concurrent news story.)

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At the end of a long Catholic day
I put all my mitres away
I've heard confessions you wouldn't believe
All the people they look up to me
As we pray together on bended knee
And we all ask God to relieve

A passion you wouldn't believe
A passion you wouldn't believe

In a bar where the Vatican ends
I like to meet up with my friends
And sink a créme-de-menthe or three
Our vestments we leave in the church
'Cause we'd rather wear leather and torn fish-net shirts
And we flirt in good company

In a fashion you don't often see
A fashion you don't often see

And we mingle with princes and paupers
Sportswomen, sports fans and their daughters
Baristas who've made it to sisters
A path of rejection and pain...

So my day job is saving your soul
For someone like me, there's no better role
It's a brotherhood of fun
I follow the path of our Lord
Just like him I welcome all sinners aboard
And God knows that I'm one

With a passion that won't be undone
A passion that won't undone

And I mingle with princes and paupers
Sportswomen, sports fans and their daughters
Baristas who've made it to sisters
A path of rejection and pain...

At the end of a long Catholic day
I put all my money away
I've heard confessions you wouldn't believe
Oh, the congregation looks up to me
As we pray together on bended knee
And we all ask God to relieve

Our passion you wouldn't believe
Our passion you wouldn't believe
Our passion you wouldn't believe

credits

from Rise and Shine: Breakfast with Inspiration, track released March 20, 2009
Written and performed by Fr. Dean Whitbread, Fr. Dan Brittain and the Rise and Shine congregation.

Blessed by Fr. Dean Whitbread.

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