Parson James Stole The Show

Darling, darling, oh, turn the lights back on now

Watching, watching, as the credits all roll down

Crying, crying, you know we’re playing to a full house, house

No heroes, villains, one to blame

While wilted roses filled the stage

And the thrill, the thrill is gone

Our debut was a masterpiece

But in the end for you and me

Oh, the show, it can’t go on

We used to have it all, but now’s our curtain call

So hold for the applause, oh

And wave out to the crowd, and take our final bow

Oh, it’s our time to go, but at least we stole the show

Least we stole the show

Least we stole the show

Least we stole the show

Least we stole the show

Least we stole the show

Darling, darling, you know that we are sold out

This is fading, but the band plays on now

We’re crying, crying, so let the velvet roll down, down

No heroes, villains, one to blame

While wilted roses fill the stage

And the thrill, the thrill is gone

Our debut was a masterpiece

Our lines we read so perfectly

But the show, it can’t go on

We used to have it all, but now’s our curtain call

So hold for the applause, oh

And wave out to the crowd, and take our final bow

Oh, it’s our time to go, but at least we stole the show

Least we stole the show

Least we stole the show

Least we stole the show

Stole the show

Least we stole the show

Stole the show

Least we stole the show

Parson James Slow Dance With The Devil

Had a prayer I was saving, gave it up for the dark

In the heat of the night my guard comes down

You got away with desire, you got away with the flame

And all your demons take me higher but my soul is underground

And I slow dance, slow dance, slow dance with the devil

Burn me up, take me down

Take my love and blow it out

Keep the ashes from my heart and walk away

Pull me into your fire, wanna hold you tonight

I’ll slow dance with the devil

The sky ain’t watching and the crows never weep

And the road to salvation crumbling under me

So I slow dance, slow dance, slow dance with the devil

Slow dance, slow dance, slow dance with the devil

Burn me up, take me down

Take my love and blow it out

Keep the ashes from my heart and walk away

Pull me into your fire, wanna hold you tonight

I’ll slow dance with the devil

Torch my soul up in smoke

Heaven knows

Hell below

Burn me up, take me down

Take my love and blow it out

Keep the ashes from my heart and walk away

Pull me into your fire, wanna hold you tonight

I’ll slow dance with the devil

With the devil

Slow dance with the devil (with the devil)

Parson James If You’re Hearing This

We all wanna believe

Wanna believe in something

‘Cause if we believe in nothing

Then what do we have? What do we have?

We all wanna be loved

All wanna love somebody

‘Cause if we ain’t got nobody

Then what do we have? What do we have?

If you’re hearing this, I’m at King and 5th

Eight to ten I’ll sit at this table for two

In a Dodgers cap, drinking coffee black

Wondering where you’re at

I’ll be waiting, be waiting for you

I’ve been waiting, been waiting for you

We all wanna believe

Wanna believe in something

‘Cause if we believe in nothing

Then what do we have? What do we have?

We all wanna be loved

All wanna love somebody

‘Cause if we ain’t got nobody

Then what do we have? What do we have?

If you’re hearing this, know I’m listening

I’m still wandering down these lost avenues

But I know one day clear blue skies are grey

I’ll walk in and you’ll say

I’ve been waiting, been waiting for you

I’ve been waiting, been waiting for you, for you

If you’re hearing this, I’m at King and 5th

Eight to ten I’ll sit at this table for two

But I know one day clear blue skies are grey

I’ll walk in and you’ll say

I’ve been waiting, been waiting for you, for you

I’ve been waiting, been waiting for you, woah, for you

I’ve been waiting, been waiting for you

Parson James Only You

And I need your love, I need you here with me

And I don’t care ’bout much else

And I know it’s hard for five million reasons

But I don’t think I could wait

When I’m feeling your love it’s like a wind that blows

I can’t give up and I can’t let go

I won’t give up, I won’t lose

When I’m broken down and I’m bruised

I’m gonna get myself back home to you, ooh

Only you-ah

Only you-ah

Only you-ah

Only you

And I need someone to lay down beside me

‘Cause I can’t sleep by myself

And my poor old heart’s in five million pieces

Now I’m asking for your help

When I’m feeling your love it’s like a wind that blows

I can’t give up and I can’t let go

I won’t give up, I won’t lose

When I’m broken down and I’m bruised

I’m gonna get myself back home to you, ooh

Only you-ah

Only you-ah

Only you-ah

Only you

You-ah

You-ah

When I’m feeling your love it’s like a wind that blows

I can’t give up and I can’t let go

I won’t give up, I won’t lose

When I’m broken down and I’m bruised

I’m gonna get myself back home to you, ooh

Only you-ah

Only you-ah

Only you-ah

Only you

Parson James Sinner Like You

Mama, I sinned again, I went to bed with another man

Know the town won’t understand, are you still gon’ hold my hand?

Say mama, I broke the rules, gotta face these holy fools

It felt cool when they heard the news, guess I better give my sunday shoes

Oh mama, what’s the use? We all saw what they done to you

You felt stares when they heard the truth

Say, felt stares when they heard the truth

Oh mama, we’re not alone, don’t know what they do at home

But everybody got a bag of bones, hey, oh we all got a bag of bones

Arms are shaking, walls are caving, yeah

Hold your blessings, I’m confessing, yeah

Somebody say a prayer for me, cause papa didn’t preach

And if he did, I’d still be wrong

And I’ve been down on both my knees, why don’t you wanna see?

Why don’t you wanna see? I’m a sinner like you

Father I testify, don’t wanna tell another lie

So will you look me in the eye, or am I out of sight and out of mind?

Say father, I’m not ashamed, I got no one to blame

So I go naming names if all if us are just the same

Arms are shaking, walls are caving, yeah

Hold your blessings, I’m confessing yeah

Somebody say a prayer for me, cause papa didn’t preach

And if he did, I’d still be wrong

And I’ve been down on both my knees, why don’t you wanna see?

Why don’t you wanna see? I’m a sinner like you

A sinner like you

I’m just a sinner like you

Like you, I’m just a

I’m a sinner like you

[Bridge]

Should I go, should I stay? Are they ever gonna change?

Should we make our amends, just to hear them say amen?

If I run, run away, mama, would you be afraid?

No, when the stones start to fly, who gon’ be by my side?

[Chorus]

Somebody say a prayer for me, cause papa didn’t preach

And if he did, I’d still be wrong

And I’ve been down on both my knees, why don’t you wanna see?

Why don’t you wanna see? I’m a sinner like you

[Breakdown]

A sinner like you

I’m just a sinner like you

Like you, I’m just a

I’m a sinner like you

Parson James Sad Song

Now this might sound like a sad song

But I just smile since you moved on

’cause I was lost in pain

And frankly you’re insane

And you were no good for me

And I was no good for you

Here I go drunk by myself again

Raise another glass to what coulda been

Running it back and thinking (Oh my goodness)

Reaching for the ceiling and it’s gettin low

All this push and pull, should be criminal

Playing it back and thinking (Oh my goodness)

I’m no good at lying and kissing

I’m so sick of, so sick of falling in love

I’m so tired of swinging and missing

I’m no good at, no good at falling in love

Now this might sound like a sad song

But I just smile since you moved on

’cause I was lost in pain

And frankly you’re insane

And you were no good for me

And I was no good for you

[x2]

You really got the worst and the best of me

This bottle been my church and my therapy

Now I’m all alone and I’m thinking (Oh my goodness)

I’m so tired at lying and kissing

I’m so sick of, so sick of falling in love

I’m so tired of swinging and missing

I’m no good at, no good at falling in love

Now this might sound like a sad song

But I just smile since you moved on

’cause I was lost in pain

And frankly, you’re insane

And you were no good for me

And I was no good for you

I’m so sick of lying and kissing

Used to be mine, the frame in the fire

How did you get in my way?

I’m so tired of swinging and missing

Used to be all, but no no no no

There will be no crying today

Now this might sound like a sad song

But I just smile since you moved on

’cause I was lost in pain

And frankly, you’re insane

And you were no good for me

And I was no good for you

Parson James Temple

Oh, lordy, I wish it was just some day

But it’s another Sunday

Oh, lordy, the people here, they all say

That I’m making a mistake

Oh, lordy, they’re whispering my name now

Putting it to flames now

Oh, lordy, what is it that I’ve done to become the bad one?

I’ve been so shaken, grace ain’t been amazing

Tell me what’s a man to do?

I done heard your message

I ain’t got no blessings

Fire starting on the roof

And it’s about time to say

Hold up, why is this devil on my shoulder?

Hell must’ve got a little colder

But, hell, I got bolder

Na na na, hey now

Been too quiet, I’mma get loud

You want me in the temple with my head down

But I’m up now

Singing like ooh, ooh, he-e-ey, he-e-ey

Oh, lordy, it’s like I’ve done some damage

They think I went and planned this

Ooh, lordy, why should I seek redemption?

Why do I feel this tension? Tell me

I’ve been so shaken, grace ain’t been amazing

Tell me what’s a man to do?

I done heard your message

I ain’t got no blessings

Fire starting on the roof

And it’s about time to say

Hold up, why is this devil on my shoulder?

Hell must’ve got a little colder

But, hell, I got bolder

Na na na, hey now

Been too quiet, I’mma get loud

You want me in the temple with my head down

But I’m up now

Singing like ooh, ooh, he-e-ey, he-e-ey

Hold on, hold on to your seats

Ooh, cause I’m up, I’m up on my feet

And I’m singing, no, I’m singing like

Hold up, why is this devil on my shoulder?

Hell must’ve got a little colder

But, hell, I got bolder

Na na na, hey now

Been too quiet, I’mma get loud

You want me in the temple with my head down

But I’m up now

Singing like ooh, ooh, he-e-ey, he-e-ey

Oh, I’m singing like, singing like ooh, ooh, he-e-ey, he-e-ey

Oh, lordy, it’s like I’ve done some damage

They think I went and planned this

Parson James Religion

Reach out for my cross

And then I reach for the bottle

Hope I don’t get lost

But ain’t no time for tomorrow

You know what’s best for me

Baby come pray for me

Oh…

I’ll be your saint, be your sinner

I’ll do anything just to get wit ya

You can take, I’m your giver

I’ll do anything, just to get wit ya

Heaven or hell can take my soul

And for you I’d lose it all

I’ll be your saint, be your sinner

I’ll do anything, anything…

For your religion

Kneel down, load my gun

Break my bread at the alter

Your red wine fills my cup

I wash it down like water

You know what’s best for me

Baby come pray for me

Oh…

I’ll be your saint, be your sinner

I’ll do anything just to get wit ya

You can take, I’m your giver

I’ll do anything, just to get wit ya

Heaven or hell can take my soul

And for you I’d lose it all

I’ll be your saint, be your sinner

I’ll do anything, anything…

For your religion

If you lay me down to sleep, I

I’ll give ya my soul to keep, and

If I die before I wake, I

I’ll give ya my soul to keep, ahh

If you lay me down to sleep, I

I’ll give ya my soul to keep, and

If I die before I wake…

I’ll be your saint, be your sinner

I’ll do anything just to get wit ya

You can take, I’m your giver

I’ll do anything, just to get wit ya

Heaven or hell can take my soul

And for you I’d lose it all

I’ll be your saint, be your sinner

I’ll do anything, anything…

For your religion

For your religion

Parson James Waiting Game

I’ve been fishing and can’t catch a bite

I’ve been praying, ain’t seen that light

I’ve been searching high to the low

I’ve been working, working, working myself to the bone

Now my skin starts to crawl

I’m gon’ tear down these walls if I don’t get out

I’ve lost heaven to hell

And I know very well I’m gon’ get it back

There’s just this waiting game

And I don’t know how to play

It’s enough of a fight staying alive anyway

Yes, there’s this waiting game

And I don’t know how to play

It’s enough of a fight staying alive anyway

There’s a voice in my pillow that’s got it out for me

Cause it keeps mumbling, mumbling

All through the night, I can’t sleep

I’ve been patient, oh, a change gonna come

But that damn clock just don’t stop ticking, ticking, ticking away

That’s the storm

Now my skin starts to crawl

I’m gon’ tear down these walls if I don’t get out

I’ve lost heaven to hell

And I know very well I’m gon’ get it back

There’s just this waiting game

And I don’t know how to play

It’s enough of a fight staying alive anyway

Yes, there’s this waiting game

Oh, I don’t know how to play

It’s enough of a fight staying alive anyway