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My Daddy Believed in The Good Lord

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Uploaded on Aug 31, 2011

Chorus:
My daddy believed in the good lord
That's really 'bout all I can say
When you ask me if he was a christian
I do know that he used to pray
But he wouldn't let anyone see him
There was only one time I recall
My daddy believed in the good lord
And..
The Good Lord takes care of us all

I can't take nobody to heaven
And you can't send nobody to hell
Neither can anyone else on this earth
I suppose that's just as well

'Cause we can't forgive the way God does
He must be able to forget
He so loved the world that he gave his own son
I don't think the Lord's gonna let
Any injustice done go unpunished
Or what's lost in love go unreturned
Any soul left in hell psalm sixteen is my witness
Grace isn't something you earn

Would Jesus fit in your religion
Who'd hammer the nails in today
Put yourself in the crowd when they cried crucify him
And no one but Pilate would say
I don't think this Jesus deserves it
I'm washing my hands it's your call
That's when they said his blood be on us
And our children
Well it is and it covers us all
Yeah it is and it covers us all

I got a good friend who's a Christian
Then I found out he was gay
Now he's still my friend 'cause we both understand
That my brain simply ain't wired that way
But I can't take away his salvation
I wouldn't even if I could
Remember Sodom and Gomorrah
Abraham looked for ten that were good

All have sinned and come short of the glory
Anyone says they don't is a liar
Let God be the judge
Don't be so quick to sentence
Someone else to eternal fire
The mercy you show unto others
Is the same that will be shown to you
On the day that you die when the truth is discovered
And everything old becomes new


My daddy believed in the good lord
That's really all I'm gonna say
Don't ask me if he was a christian
I do know that he used to pray
He wouldn't let anyone see him
There was only one time I recall
My daddy believed in the good lord
And..
The Good Lord takes care of us all

My daddy believed in the good Lord
And...
The Good Lord believes in us all

words and music by William O. Richardson © Copyright 1999

Unpublished Songs (SESAC) - All Rights Reserved

I wrote "My Daddy Believed in the Good Lord" because of a
"mondegreen," which is a short way of saying "misunderstood song
lyric." When I was a little kid, I thought the song, "Hark the
Herald Angels Sing," said "goddam sinners reconciled" instead of
"God and sinners reconciled. My dad used to say GD a lot so I knew
the word well and in the context of the song, it made sense.
A long time ago, I posted the story to a website that was a
collection of mondegreens. I was telling somebody about it, and
they said, "and your dad was a Christian?" This song is my answer.
I don't know if he was a Christian or not. He certainly didn't go
to church with us. My mom told me the roof would probably cave in
if he ever walked through the door. But he did talk about "The Good
Lord." And believed in Him. My dad was no saint. He drank too
much, and kicked dogs. I hated that. But I certainly wouldn't
sentence him to burn in eternal fire for it. And I can't help but
believe God is a lot more forgiving than I am. - WR

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