Agnostic Gospel

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released October 1, 2013

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Agnostic Gospel Boston, Massachusetts

David Champagne has been a guiding light of the Boston area music scene for 30 years. His im-immaculate blues-punk guitar playing and prolific lyricism was conceived out of rolling loose leaf cigarettes with pages from Leviticus in the alley behind the Stillwater, Oklahoma parochial school. ... more

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Track Name: Oh Lord
Well I got a girl pregnant when I was just fifteen
I see you shaking your head I know it's hard to believe
My friend's older sister vodka drinking afternoon
Sent Ricky out for cigarette's and showed me how to boogaloo

It was hard at first but soon we were having a ball
I was a real fast learner it really didn't take too long at all
Ricky came running with his BB rife from the hall
They both freaked out and dragged me of the divan I was
Glad I kept my shoes on as up the hill to home I ran

Thinking “Oh Lord! What have I done?
Oh Lord! What am I gonna do.”

Cindy miscarried and attempted suicide
Maybe she didn't have the baby and anyway it wasn't even mine
Everything I know is secondhand 'cause by that time
I was boots on the ground at a military school
With the crewcut I bought with the wages of cool

Every morning in the chapel I'll be preaching gospel to the choir
Every marble freezing morning I'll be preaching gospel to the choir

And we'd sing “Oh Lord! What have I done?
Oh Lord! What am I gonna do?”
Track Name: She Got the Call
We didn’t understand why she had to leave us
Didn’t understand why she had to go
She got the call the one you got to answer
She got the call the one you got to take
When she got the call

She didn’t want to leave us with tears in our eyes
She didn’t want to leave us upset and crying
She got the call the one you got to answer
She got the call the one you got to take
She heard the call

We had tears in our eyes and she lay there smiling
Tears in our eyes she said I'll meet you over there
I’m going home to my house in glory
My my mother and my sister and I can almost see

She got the call the one you got to answer
She got the call the one you got to take
She got the call
You wanna get right with God
You got to surrender, surrender
You will know him by the sign of his wonder in the world
Track Name: Beautiful Stranger
The beautiful face of sin
Appeared at my window one day
I looked up she smiled at me
And would not go away

Go away go way go away beautiful stranger
Go away go way go away
I don’t need no angel

She said I’ll get what I came for
You look like my kind of man
We’re gonna have a little heart to heart
And see how much you can stand

Go away go way go away beautiful stranger
Go away go way go away
I don’t need no angel

Those aren’t my shoes in the closet
Or my lingerie on the floor
But I see the beautiful face of sin
In every window and every door

Go away go way go away beautiful stranger
Go away go way go away
I don’t need no angel
Track Name: Cup of Woe
Please come down and share my cup of woe
I sure would be delighted with your company
No I don‘t deserve it I suppose
But who’s gonna cast the first stone

Sure would like to meet you for a drink
Right after my nightshift at the burden factory
There is plenty I will bring my own
We’ll get drunk and have enough left to take home
Won't you come and share my cup of woe...

There’s a vintage case of worry in my trunk
Sometimes I start thinking that I’ve lost the key
One by one the bottles will explode
And there aren’t enough paper towels in the world
Track Name: Too Much Water
This could be a fine apple tree
Coming up in your garden
Beautiful leaves but the fruit won’t taste sweet
If you try to give it too much water
Too much water too much water
Sometimes no is the kindest thing you can say

When Noah complained to his wife about the rain
she said “tell God to bring his own umbrella”
Our sheep can float but we’re gonna need a boat.
Or we'll end up lambs gone to the slaughter
Too much water too much water

So you wanna do the right thing but even more
You don’t want to do the wrong thing
And you got a boat and you want it to float
She wants to know does the castle come with a moat?
And what about a mink coat
It's not that's she's greedy but she does get needy
And when the faucet starts flowing baby baby baby
Too much water too much water
Sometimes no is the kindest thing you can say
Track Name: Drive Away Slowly
Written by David Champagne
Sung by Katie Champagne
Track Name: Lonely Window
Staring out your lonely window tonight
If you hear a little bicycle bell
That’s me riding by to see if you're alright
I heard you haven’t been doing so well

I can’t save you from yourself
But I can hold your hand while you cry
Pull the shades and let the summer in
Hang your tears out to dry
From your lonely window

Leaning out your lonely window tonight
Staring at the gates of hell
When you feel like nothings ever gonna be alright
Just listen for my little bell

I can’t save you from yourself
But I can hold your hand while you cry
Pull the shades and let the summer in
Hang those tears out to dry
On your lonely window
Track Name: Mr. Dynamite
Mr. Dynamite Mr. Dynamite
Mr. Dynamite, please please
Mr. Dynamite Mr. Dynamite
Please destroy my enemies

Mr. Dynamite should I play roulette
Mr. Dynamite bet the on horses instead
Mr. Dynamite do for me what must be done
I will give you half of what I have won

Come and worship at the church of Mr. Dynamite
Come and worship at the church of Mr. Dynamite
The door is always open day or night

Mr. Dynamite Mr. Dynamite
Mr. Dynamite, please please
Mr. Dynamite Mr. Dynamite
Please destroy my enemies
Track Name: Shot of Love
After the cocaine after the pills
When heroin has lost its thrill
I’ll be waiting for you
With a shot of love
After the preacher who was gonna save you
Forgets what’s in the Bible that he gave you
I’ll be waiting for you
With a shot of love
It’s easier to fight than to surrender
Even when you realize you’re no longer a contender
Up the 12 steps and back to the booze
Down the trail that twists and turns through your tattoos
I’ll be waiting for you
With a shot of love
And I pray it’s not the way it seems
And someday you'll step out of this dream
And reach into your heart and offer me
A shot of love
Track Name: Among the Stars
It's strange out here among the stars
Up or down it’s hard to get my bearings
The only thing I know I haven’t seen one angel

I hope you’re safe I hope you’re well
From way up here it’s hard to tell
I can only hope it’s not my slice of heaven

Don’t let me fade away
Remember me
As beautiful as heaven is I think that I would trade it in
For an hour of the worst day of my life

I knew that would make you laugh
your laugh is worth it’s weight in stars
I bet no one's ever told you that before

I see you driving in your car going to a movie
It’s a strange place to cry in the dark
It’s a great place to cry in the dark

The lights go up and it’s the end
You shake it off go meet some friends
Have a drink raise a glass to me