“Keep Your Fearsome God At Bay”

During my high school years I was mentored by a terrific pastor who went on in subsequent years to become an agnostic. (We deconverted completely independently of each other, not influencing each other in that process at all.) The catchy song below is by his similarly religiously disaffected daughter Elissa Sapp’s indie band “Ballroom Spies”. Name your price and support indie music by buying the song at Bandcamp.

At Bay
Testify, the truth shall set you free
But trust and obey this is the only way,
We’re unequipped to see
What is there, what is real what is just beyond your fingertips
So just relax and slow your breath we’ll set it like an anesthetic drip

Pray for his swift return
When he will prey and burn and segregate the herd

All you minions
With your bold opinions
What have you seen what have you heard with your own ears
All you people
Cower below white steeples
Will those turrets keep your fearsome god away
Keep him at bay

Justify, letting logic go
Blind faith, exchange, deranged, inflicted fear
For your immortal soul

Pray for his swift return
When he will prey and burn and segregate the herd

All you minions
With your bold opinions
What have you seen what have you heard with your own ears
All you people
Cower below white steeples
Will those turrets keep your fearsome god away
Keep him at bay

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