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Old Time Religion
Arlo Guthrie & Pete Seeger Lyrics


Give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion
It's good enough for me.

We will pray with Aphrodite,
We will pray with Aphrodite,
She wears that see-through nightie,
And it's good enough for me.

We will pray with Zarathustra,
We'll pray just like we use ta,
I'm a Zarathustra booster,
And it's good enough for me.

We will pray with those Egyptians,
Build pyramids to put our crypts in,
Cover subways with inscriptions,
And it's good enough for me.

We will pray with those old druids,
They drink fermented fluids,
Waltzing naked though the woo-ids,
And it's good enough for me.

We do dances to bring water,
Prepare animals for slaughter,
Sacrifice our sons and daughters,
And it's good enough for me.

I'll arise at early morning,
When my Lord gives me the warning,
That the solar age is dawning,
And it's good enough for me

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Written by: CISCO HOUSTON, WOODY GUTHRIE

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JeremyShaferOrigami

We'll pray to Kokopelli
In the sweatlodge with chief Nelli
I'm feelin' kinda smelly
But that's good enough for me

We'll tremble before Zeus you
Know just the way we used to
Enduring thunderous abuse you
Know that's more than enough for me

I'll be one with mother Gaia
Until the day I die a
Love like this can't get much higha'
And that's good enough for me

I'll be at peace with mother nature
In a redwood forest free of danger
If I get lost I'll simply page her
And that's good enough for me

We'll put on our Roman masks
And do whatever Jupiter asks
Such as Herculean tasks
And those are more than enough for me

We became agnostic naysayers
'Cause we don't know what there is
And we doubt that anyone cares
And that's good enough for me

I gave up my religion
Due to atheistic vision
But I still utter, "Oh God!" a smidgeon
And that's good enough for me



AlbertaGeek

When the Wild Hunt fills the evening,
With a howling and a screaming,
Diana's eyes are a gleaming,
And that's where I wanna be.

At Troy nobody was mean-a
Than the Great Goddess Athena,
Mopped them up with Ajax clean-a,
And that's good enough for me.

Let us not forget ol' Isis,
She will help you thru your crisis,
Make your magic glow the brightest,
And that's good enough for me.

We will have a mighty Party
In the honor of Astarte,       
Grab your chiton - don't be tardy,
'Cause she's good enough for me.

There are some that call it folly
When we worship Mother Kali.
She may not be very jolly,         
But she's good enough for me.

We will sing a verse for Loki,
He's the old Norse god of Chaos,
Which is why this verse don't
rhyme or scan or nothin'
But it's good enough for me...



The Bender

Let us trek to Arizony
And smoke up some peyote,
Doin’ rain dance with coyotes,
And that’s good enough for me!

We will ride up to Valhalla,
Singing Wagner on Impalas
We’ll scream: “Deutschland über alles!”
And that’s good enough for me!

Let us pray to Lord Jehovah
Other Gods, move on ovah!
We’re the one’s Almighty chose-a!
And that’s good enough for me!

We will all bow down to Allah
He’s the one we ought to follah
blessed our lands with petro-dollahs
And that’s good enough for me!

L. Ron Hubbard’s got religion
A Church of Science Fiction,
All them movie stars are with 'im,
Must be good enough for me!

You can keep your saints with halos,
Your incense, hymns and pesos,
I throw virgins in volcanoes!
And that's good enough for me!



All comments from YouTube:

JeremyShaferOrigami

We'll pray to Kokopelli
In the sweatlodge with chief Nelli
I'm feelin' kinda smelly
But that's good enough for me

We'll tremble before Zeus you
Know just the way we used to
Enduring thunderous abuse you
Know that's more than enough for me

I'll be one with mother Gaia
Until the day I die a
Love like this can't get much higha'
And that's good enough for me

I'll be at peace with mother nature
In a redwood forest free of danger
If I get lost I'll simply page her
And that's good enough for me

We'll put on our Roman masks
And do whatever Jupiter asks
Such as Herculean tasks
And those are more than enough for me

We became agnostic naysayers
'Cause we don't know what there is
And we doubt that anyone cares
And that's good enough for me

I gave up my religion
Due to atheistic vision
But I still utter, "Oh God!" a smidgeon
And that's good enough for me

sirstrongbad

Nicely done :-)

AlbertaGeek

When the Wild Hunt fills the evening,
With a howling and a screaming,
Diana's eyes are a gleaming,
And that's where I wanna be.

At Troy nobody was mean-a
Than the Great Goddess Athena,
Mopped them up with Ajax clean-a,
And that's good enough for me.

Let us not forget ol' Isis,
She will help you thru your crisis,
Make your magic glow the brightest,
And that's good enough for me.

We will have a mighty Party
In the honor of Astarte,       
Grab your chiton - don't be tardy,
'Cause she's good enough for me.

There are some that call it folly
When we worship Mother Kali.
She may not be very jolly,         
But she's good enough for me.

We will sing a verse for Loki,
He's the old Norse god of Chaos,
Which is why this verse don't
rhyme or scan or nothin'
But it's good enough for me...

kahetel13

That is awesome !

atimnie

@AlbertaGeek
What about ol' George's Krishna
Well I kinda sorta wish ya'd
Give his My Sweet Lord a lis'n ta
Cause that's good enough for me

Razhumykin59

Let us pray to Queen Ashtoreth
Who we worship and adoreth
While we do it on the flooreth
That's good enough for me

Andrew Gruffudd

We will pray to mighty Buddha,
Nothing could be cuter,
In copper, bronze and pewter,
Etc...

Razhumykin59

A new verse:

Oh the Beltane fires will flicker
For the Goddess and her Wicca
When she shows us where to lick her
That's good enough for me

ratholin

wicca was made up by a retired rubber tree inspector in the 1950's because he wanted to see teenage girls naked. Not very old time.

Romayne [REDACTED]

Let us drink with Dionysus,
Party with our muses and our vices
Knowing drunken ecstasy is priceless
That’s good enough for me

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