Hugh HamiltonMen of Religion
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008 5:08:32 PM
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Saturday, January 17, 2009 2:18:36 PM
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A man gets tired of biting his tongue...

(c)(p) 2008 Hugh Hamilton

Here are the lyrics as I had prepared them for the recording - but I believe I deviated slightly here and there:

MEN OF RELIGION
Words & music by Hugh Hamilton

WHEN MEN OF RELIGION COME KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR
PERSISTENT AND PUSHY AND ASKING FOR MORE
TELLING YOU FALSEHOODS THEY HOPE YOU’LL BELIEVE
THESE WORDS COME IN HANDY TO GET THEM TO LEAVE

WELL I’VE HAD A LISTEN AND I’VE HAD A LOOK
I’VE HEARD YOUR STORY
I’VE LOOKED AT YOUR BOOK
BUT VILLAINS LIKE YOU ARE NOT TO BE BELIEVED
YOU’D BETTER JUST PACK UP AND LEAVE

OH YOU CAN LEAVE, NOW
YOU AIN’T GOT NOTHIN FOR ME
YOU’D BETTER LEAVE, NOW
I WON’T HAVE YOU PREACHIN’ TO ME
I WON’T HAVE YOU LEACHIN’ OFF ME

THE LIES THAT YOU TELL THEY MEAN NOTHING TO ME
I SEE RIGHT THROUGH THEM I DO NOT BELIEVE
THE STORIES YOU FABRICATE MAKE UP AND SPOUT
YOU’D BETTER GET BACK ON YOUR HORSE AND GET OUT

I DO NOT NEED YOU HERE WHILE I’M ALIVE
AND I WILL NOT NEED YOU WHEN IT’S TIME TO DIE
I DON’T BELIEVE IN THE GARBAGE YOU SPEW
IF I EVER NEED SOMEONE IT WILL NOT BE YOU

OH YOU CAN LEAVE, NOW
YOU AIN’T GOT NOTHIN FOR ME
OH YOU CAN LEAVE, NOW
I WAS BORN PERFECTLY FREE

PREACHIFYIN’ MEN WHO WEAR TURBANS AND BEARDS
OR COLLARS AND ROBES
I JUST THINK YOU’RE WEIRD
THE WISDOM OF AGES IS NOT IN YOUR BOOKS
I’VE HAD A LISTEN AND I’VE HAD A LOOK

AND THE BOOKS THAT YOU CARRY DO NOT HOLD THE TRUTH
YOU LIE TO US ALL, ABUSE WOMEN AND YOUTHS
THERE’S NOTHING YOU GIVE BUT YOU TAKE BY AND BY
IF WE DON’T BELIEVE YOU WE GET CRUCIFIED

OH YOU CAN LEAVE, NOW
YOU AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ I NEED
YOU’D BETTER LEAVE NOW
I WON’T HAVE YOU LEACHIN’ OFF ME

THE SHEEP IN YOUR FLOCKS MAY DROP DOWN TO THEIR KNEES
BELIEVE YOUR WHOLE STORY, AND DO AS YOU PLEASE
BUT I AIN’T NO SHEEP, I’M A MAN CAN’T YOU SEE
AND I WAS BORN PERFECTLY FREE

I BELIEVE I WILL DIE JUST THE WAY I WAS BORN
AND I WAS BORN PERFECTLY FREE

AND I WAS BORN WITH TWO EARS THAT WORK FINE
TWO EYES OF MY OWN, YOURS AIN’T BETTER THAN MINE
YOU DON’T KNOW NOTHIN IMPORTANT I DON’T
YOU NEVER HAVE AND I KNOW THAT YOU WON’T

I BELIEVE I WILL DIE JUST THE WAY I WAS BORN
I SAID YES I WILL DIE JUST THE WAY I WAS BORN
AND I WAS BORN PERFECTLY FREE
YOU SHOULD TRY LIVIN’ LIKE ME
NOW IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO LEAVE

DEAR GOD UP IN HEAVEN, IF YOU’RE REALLY THERE
IF YOU REALLY DO LOVE ME, IF YOU REALLY CARE
I POLITELY SUGGEST YOU TRY TALKIN’ TO ME
CUZ THE LIARS WHO CLAIM YOU CANNOT BE BELIEVED
YES THEY ARE ALL LIARS, MOLESTERS AND THIEVES
NO THE MEN OF RELIGION CANNOT BE BELIEVED
Song Comments

ORGANIC SOUNDS
if you're one, better give this a wide berth


WARRIORS FOR CHANGE
if you're one, better give this a wide berth


Lonesome Wolf Radio
Hugh be Hooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwlin' !!!!!!!!!!


Bob Dylan Tribute
Bob -meet Hugh!!


Acoustic Meltdown
Hugh gets right to the point on this tune. I really like the simple arrangement. Powerful song.


Sweet Notes
Right on!! My thoughts exactly.


Musings
I never knew one of the Beatles was named "Bob"... just kidding! You sound a tad better'n Dylan. Nicely done, Hugh. -M-


Hugo Acoustic Slide, Banjo, Uke
Uke


Which Three Should I PICK?
ELIZ (of Slow Commotion station) kindly says, "They feel honest."


Which Three Should I PICK?
1 Vote: Elizabeth Solaka


HUGH'S NEWS
The headline dated 24 Nov 2007 reads: "Richard Roberts Resigns as Oral Roberts University President" and the story opens thus, "Embattled Oral Roberts University President Richard Roberts resigned Friday following nearly two months of allegations that he and his family misused university and ministry resources." Don't say Hugo didn't warn you - this song was written months before that...


acousticity
A secular wandering dust bowl minstrel!! Really a great track, evokes some of the greatest sentiments in American storytelling


All The Best
A secular wandering dust bowl minstrel!! Really a great track, evokes some of the greatest sentiments in American storytelling


LET FREEDOM RING
AGAIN LADIES AND GENTLEMEN - 1 SOUL PRODUCTION ASKS THAT YOU - GIVE IT UP !!!!!!!!!! AS WE PRESENT - THE INCOMPARABLE - THE HUGE - HONORARY GIRTH MEISTER OF THIS GIG . . . LET FREEDOM RING - LET FREEDOM RING - LET FREEDOM RING FROM THE AMAZING UKE. . . . . . OF- - - - - - - - -HUGO HAMILTON!!!!!!!


HUGH'S NEWS
It seems hard to believe that in 2008 there are some places where you can STILL be convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to death simply for asking questions in a classroom. If you're lucky you'll get the sentence overturned and spend decades imprisoned instead: "An Afghan appeals court overturned a death sentence Tuesday for a journalism student accused of blasphemy for asking questions in class about women's rights under Islam. But the judges still sentenced him to 20 years in prison." This is the real deal, people. Link: http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/10/21/afghan.journalist.trial.ap/index.html


HUGH'S NEWS
"Two schoolgirls blinded in acid attack in Afghanistan"..."No one claims responsibility, but network says Taliban suspected"...the girls were walking to school when attacked and "Girls were prohibited from going to school under Taliban regime" - Link: http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/11/12/afghanistan.acid.attack/index.html


Andys Wide Open Blues Jam
Should have added this before! Great song Hugh


Voices -Outside The Box
Another great tune by the Huge one


Folk Miner .... the MotherLode
Another great tune by the Huge one


American Son Radio
Another great tune by the Huge one


Mystic River Radio
Another great tune by the Huge one


serendipity redux III
Hugh, another name I can cross off my (obviously very inaccurate) MIA list. Right: where do I start? Lyrics as good as I would expect, voice, harmonies and melody ditto. The ukulele: where did that come from? Hugh's material is not all like this, you should hear his acoustic work... and the rockier stuff. Classy, in a word. But most of all, if you feel part of IAC, perhaps you might take a moment to kneel down and give thanks that people like him exist, giving a leg-up to any poor beggar who dares to float their music on a site that contains so many apparently better (at least, in in their eyes) musicians


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