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Preacher Lyrics

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"Preacher" is track #9 on the album Native. It was written by Tedder, Ryan / Kutzle, Brent / Willett, Brian.
"Preacher" is track #9 on the album Native. It was written by Tedder, Ryan / Kutzle, Brent / Willett, Brian.

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When I was a kid, I used to buy and sell gravity
I knew how to fly, and I would teach you for a fee
Broke every window in my hotel heart
When I was only 5 years old, but 12 years scarred
But I'd hear the same voice echo in my mind
"See son you got an angel, to chase the devil at night."
Yeah

[Chorus]
When I was a kid, my grandfather was a preacher
He'd talk about God, yeah he was something like a teacher
He said "God only helps those
Who learn to help themselves"
He was a million miles from a million dollars
But you could never spend his wealth

I took a little faith, and put it in a parking lot
I drove to a strange town, full of 'have' and 'have nots'
Yeah, and as I walk through that storybook life
I'll be looking for an angel, to chase the devil at night
Whoa

[Chorus]
When I was a kid, my grandfather was a preacher
He'd talk about love, yeah he was something like a teacher
He said "God only helps those
Who learn to help themselves"
He was a million miles from a million dollars
But you could never spend his wealth

Wave, put your hands up, and heads down
Wave, put your hands up, and heads down
Wave, put your hands up, and heads down

[Chorus]
When I was a kid, my grandfather was a preacher
He'd talk about life, yeah he was something like a teacher
He said "God only helps those
Who learn to help themselves"
He was a million miles from a million dollars
But you could never spend his wealth

He was a million miles from a million dollars
But you could never spend his wealth

Songwriters
TEDDER, RYAN / KUTZLE, BRENT / WILLETT, BRIAN

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Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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