04 December 2007

Gun Sale At The Church, Lyrics

Looking at my statistics, I can see a lot of people have been directed here by search engines looking for the lyrics to the song "Gun Sale At The Church". I have myself in the past tried to find the lyrics on the web without success. Well look no further, here they are.
When I typed this transcript there where a few places where I couldn't quite make out the words and I had to give it my best shot, please correct me in the comments section if you think I got something wrong.

Gun Sale At The Church
(Written by Buddy Blue)

Well let's pack up the kids
and take a break, get away
leave the hustle and bustle
of living from day to day
and I know that the crime
in the city is getting worse

So I'm going on down to
the gun sale at the church

Well my lady's all set
to have us a real good time
Baby Johnny got fins
but he don't seem to mind
so the family’s all ready
to pray
at the holy virg

That's set up in the middle of
the gun sale at the church

Well we'll ask the lord to
forgive us for all our sins
and we'll look at the latest in
gold plated firing pins

Well my two main men are
Jesus and old John Birch

So I'm going on down to
the gun sale at the church

Well we'll ask the lord to
forgive us for all our sins
and we'll look at the latest in
gold plated firing pins

Well let's pack up the kids
and take a break, get away
leave the hustle and bustle
of living from day to day
and I know that the crime
in the city is getting worse

So I'm going on down to
the gun sale at the church

So I'm going on down to
the gun sale at the church

So I'm going on down to
the gun sale at the church

12 comments:

Michael Manning said...

Thomas: You are missed! Glad to see you peeking in now and again!

Thomas Siefert said...

Michael: Thanks, I'm in a bit of dry patch for inspiration at the moment.

Anonymous said...

Baby Johnny's got bends (?)

to pray at the holy perch

Thomas Siefert said...

anonymous: Thanks, I have made the corrections.

I'm still not sure about baby Johnny's "bends". Ah well, he might be a deep sea diver.

Anonymous said...

I've listened and I get

"Baby Johnnie's got fins"

ala something like thalidomide induced birth defects (although considering the population they're referring to in the song I'd say it would be more like genetic deficiencies created by rampant inbreeding)

Thomas Siefert said...

anonymous II: Ha ha, that sounds so.. so.. eh.. Well so Beat Farmers.

I have amended the lyrics.

Anonymous said...

..pray at the Holy birth

Anonymous said...

too many men aren't Jesus and old John Birch..

so I'm going on down to the gun sale at the church.

Anonymous said...

..maybe Johnny's got plans...

VanHammersly said...

It's:

"Well my two favorite men are Jesus and old John Birch"

Referring to the southern, red-neck, Christian-right population's affinity for Jesus, and the John Birch Society - an uber-right-wing political advocacy organization named after John Birch - a U.S. military man and Baptist missionary who was murdered by Communists.

Anonymous said...

It's pray at the holy virg

As in the virgin mary

TS said...

It's pray at the holy virg

As in the virgin mary


That makes sense, I have made the correction.

Unfortunately I can't correct all the lyrics websites that have copied the text from this site :-)