Christening

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Seems like religion is an excuse for a pissup for young mothers & fathers these days.

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Now that you're born, let's have a christening,
so your dear old mum can have a drink or two.
For nine months she hasn't had a pull of a fag or a WKD blue.

Now that you're born let's have a christening,
to celebrate what there's no occasion for.
As far as forcing beliefs upon you man,
we haven't given it thought.

So hello my son,
I feel like I've won,
I'm gonna put you in a football shirt.
We'll play in the park,
and sleep after dark,
make sure that you will never get hurt.

I never go to church,
unless there's a wedding on or somebody's dead.
And it's taken it's toll,
cause I'm back on the dole,
but there's no chance now of staying in bed.

Now that you're born, let's have a christening,
so your dear old mum can have a drink or two.
For nine months she hasn't had a pull of a fag or a WKD blue.

Now that you're born let's have a christening,
to celebrate what there's no occasion for.
As far as forcing beliefs upon you man,
we haven't given it thought.

So let me be blunt,
the vicar's in front,
so everybody's now forced to pray.
For the first time in years,
confessing your fears,
over candles on this holy day.

I never go to church,
unless there's a wedding on or somebody's dead.
And it's taken it's toll,
cause I'm back on the dole,
but there's no chance now of staying in bed.

Now that you're born, let's have a christening,
so your dear old mum can have a drink or two.
For nine months she hasn't had a pull of a fag or a WKD blue.

Now that you're born let's have a christening,
to celebrate what there's no occasion for.
As far as forcing beliefs upon you man...oh.

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from Wakeup Tax EP, released December 24, 2015
Written & Performed by The Routines.

All Rights Reserved © 2015

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The Routines Caernarfon, UK

The Routines are a three-piece band hailing from Snowdonia. They are three friends who write and shout about their nights out and days in. Disillusioned with society's 'How To Be A Good And Co-Operative Civilian' life-guide, they write and shout about it instead of using that emotion to burn down council buildings or something of that nature! ... more

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