Soul Redeemer

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lyrics

soul redeemer
lyrics by Penelope Houston, music by Penelope Houston and Chuck Prophet

(Bang Bang)
Soul Redeemer, cash me in
I didn’t mean to be that bad
Don’t remember how that day went down
the last freedom that I ever had

He was a bigger man, dressed in blue
pushed me into the back
His hands were hurting, grabbing, choking
I felt his body go slack

(Bang Bang.)
Soul Redeemer, Soul Redeemer
Why did you take me, strip me, rape me
and why am I the one who’s punished here?
You locked my soul forever in a prison of prayer

(Bang Bang.)
You took my mother, you took my flower
never gave anything back I wanted to love you,
I wanted to kill you I felt your body go slack

I’ve been so bad, my sweet lord Jesus
in every man I see your face
my whole life has been a living hell
why should I struggle from your sweet embrace?

(Bang Bang.)
Soul Redeemer, Soul Redeemer
Why did you take me, strip me, rape me
and why am I the one who’s punished here?
You locked my soul forever in a prison of prayer

(Bang Bang.)
Soul Redeemer, cash me in
wash away my only sin
For me there is no justice, give me peace at last
One injection, and they say it comes fast
Just one injection, and they say it comes fast

Soul Redeemer, cash me in
Gimme, gimme, gimme, Daddy man Jesus God...

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from The Pale Green Girl, released April 21, 2004

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