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Lyr Add: Atheists Don't Have No Songs (S Martin)

Jim Dixon 15 May 12 - 06:14 PM
GUEST,Dani 15 May 12 - 09:01 PM
Desert Dancer 15 May 12 - 09:08 PM
Jim Dixon 15 May 12 - 10:11 PM
GUEST,leeneia 15 May 12 - 10:48 PM
GUEST,Ed 15 May 12 - 10:57 PM
Desert Dancer 16 May 12 - 01:52 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: ATHEISTS DON'T HAVE NO SONGS (S Martin)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 May 12 - 06:14 PM

ATHEISTS DON'T HAVE NO SONGS
Written by Steve Martin, Woody Platt, & Graham Sharp
As sung by Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers on their album "Rare Bird Alert" (2011); also at YouTube

Christians have their hymns in pages (hymns in pages).
"Hava Nagila's" for the Jews (for the Jews).
Baptists have "The Rock of Ages" (Rock of Ages).
Atheists just sing the blues.

[With similar call-and-response:]

Romantics play "Clair de Lune."
Born-agains sing "He Is Risen."
But no one ever wrote a tune
For godless existentialism.

For atheists there's no good news.
They'll never sing a song of faith.
In their songs they have a rule:
The "he" is always lower-case.

Some folks sing a Bach cantata.
Lutherans get Christmas trees.
Atheists' songs add up to nada,
But they do have Sundays free.

Pentecostals sing, sing to heaven.
Coptics have the Book of Scrolls
Numerologists can count to seven.
Atheists have rock 'n' roll.

For atheists there's no good news.
They'll never sing a song of faith.
In their songs they have a rule:
The "he" is always lower-case.
The "he" is always lower-case.

Atheists don't have no songs.

Christians have their hymns in pages.
"Hava Nagila's" for the Jews.
Baptists have "The Rock of Ages."
Atheists just sing the blues.

Catholics dress up for mass
And listen to Gregorian chants.
Atheists just take a pass,
Watch football in their underpants,
Watch football in their underpants.

Atheists don't have no songs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Atheists Don't Have No Songs (S Martin)
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 15 May 12 - 09:01 PM

LOVE this. Genius. Go see it and revel in the wonder that is Steve Martin
!

Dani


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Atheists Don't Have No Songs (S Martin)
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 15 May 12 - 09:08 PM

Also posted in this thread: Atheist Hymns.

~ Becky in Long Beach


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Atheists Don't Have No Songs (S Martin)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 May 12 - 10:11 PM

So how come when I search for "don't have no songs" that thread doesn't come up? Or other phrases like "godless existentialism"? Is our search f***ed up again?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Atheists Don't Have No Songs (S Martin)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 15 May 12 - 10:48 PM

From what I see in the BS section, today's atheists embody the triumph of rationality over reasonableness.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Atheists Don't Have No Songs (S Martin)
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 15 May 12 - 10:57 PM

the triumph of rationality over reasonableness

Is that a bad thing?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Atheists Don't Have No Songs (S Martin)
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 16 May 12 - 01:52 AM

Jim Dixon: anymore, I just use Google:
insert search phrase site:mudcat.org


Leeneia: It's best not to judge any group by its members who are willing to persist in internet arguments.

~ Becky in Long Beach


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Atheists Don't Have No Songs (S Martin)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 16 May 12 - 08:50 AM

Is that a bad thing? Sometimes.

Is it safe to ignore internet troublemakers? Not always.


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