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Old Time Religion

from How to Make It in Hollywood by Curtis Eller

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lyrics

Old Time Religion
In the key of Dm

Get ready for the blackout, Mama
Everything that you heard is true
Sacco turned his back on Vanzetti
What makes you think I'll keep dancing with you
It's dry wood but it don't burn
There ain't no more money to earn
I'm gonna cast my net in that empty sea

They're passing out the key to salvation
And you don't need a license to shoot that gun
But if I can't be Elvis Presley
I don't wanna be no one
I'm ready to start preaching to the converted
I wanna hang my rope from that Cadillac tree

I'm giving up my last chance
Backsliding at the church dance
I'm gonna split the congregation up
I gotta clap, clap these dirty hands

That old time religion (3X)
Drop down and set me free
It's high enough for the mountain
And it's deep enough for the sea
But that old time religion was never good enough for me

You ain't got no business hanging onto last year's seeds
There's a black spot in the honey and these insects don't breed
Lead paint...sugar cain...everything’s automatic
I'm gonna build my workshop down in the basement
There ain't nothing up in the attic

I'm giving up my last chance
Breaking up this romance
I'm gonna split the congregation up
I gotta clap, clap these dirty hands

That old time religion (3X)
Keeping me down on my knees
There ain't no marble in this garden
There ain't no roots beneath this tree
And that old time religion was never good enough...good enough...

That old time religion (3X)
Drop down and set me free
It's high enough for the mountain
And it's deep enough for the sea
But that old time religion was never...
good enough for me

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from How to Make It in Hollywood, released January 31, 2014
Curtis Eller: Banjo & Lead Vocal
Louis Landry: Drums, B3 & Farfisa Organs, Harmony Vocal
Douglas Vuncannon: Upright Bass
Shea D. Broussard: Harmony Vocal
Dana Marks: Harmony Vocal

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Curtis Eller Durham, North Carolina

Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer who's songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. A twenty-year show business veteran, Eller has developed a devoted international following with his band, The American Circus. ... more

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