The Lord knows Iím drinking    (video)


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1. Hello Mrs. Johnson, you self-righteous woman,

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††† Sunday School teacher, what brings you out slumming ?

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††† Do you reckon the preacher would approve where you are,

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standing here visiting with a back-sliding Christian in a neighborhood bar.

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2. Well, yes, that's my bottle and, yes, that's my glass,

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††† and I see you're eye balling this pretty young lass.

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††† It ain't none of your business but, yes, she's with me,

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†† and we don't need no sermon you self-righteous woman, just let us be.


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The Lord knows I'm drinking and running around,

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and He don't need your loud mouth informing the town.

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The Lord knows I'm sinning, and sinning ain't right,

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but me and the Good Lord's gonna have us a good talk later tonight.


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3. Goodbye, Mrs. Johnson, you self-righteous biddy,

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††† I don't need your preaching and I don't need your pity.

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††† So go back to whatever you hypocrites do,

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††† and when I talk to Heaven be nice and I'll put in a good word for you.




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