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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
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