Atonement Lyrics

by Lucinda Williams

Come on, come on
Kill the rats in the gutter
Come on, come on
Sings the voice in the choir

Come on, come on
Bring your father and your mother
Come on, come on
Sing it higher and higher

Shake the clammy hand
Repeat the 23rd psalm
Make you understand
Where it was you went wrong

Voices from tapes
Shouting with twisted tongues
Emotional rape
Hell fire scorched lungs

Come on, come on
Pay close attention to this
Come on, come on
Let me give you something good to eat

Come on, come on
Bite down hard till it sticks between your teeth
Come on, come on
Glory, glory we've killed the beast

Blinded by glittery diamonds
Resting on crooked fingers
Shaded eyes they are the ones
Who'll lead you to your deliverance

From the figure of doom
Force you to understand
Lock you in a room
With a holy roller and a one man band

Come on, come on
Kill the rats in the gutter
Come on, come on
Sings the voice in the choir

Come on, come on
Bring your father and your mother
Come on, come on
Sing it higher and higher

Shake the clammy hand
Repeat the 23rd psalm
Make you understand
Where it was you went wrong

Voices from tapes
Shouting with twisted tongues
Emotional rape
Hell fire scorched lungs

Blinded by glittery diamonds
Resting on crooked fingers
Shaded eyes they are the ones
Who'll lead you to your deliverance

From the figure of doom
Force you to understand
Lock you in a room
With a holy roller and a one man band

Come on, come on
Kill the rats in the gutter
Come on, come on
Sings the voice in the choir

Come on, come on, come on
Bring your father and your mother
Come on, come on, come on
Sing it higher and higher

Come on, come on, come on
Pay close attention to this
Come on, come on
Let me give you something good to eat

Come on, come on
Bite down hard till it sticks between your teeth
Come on, come on
Glory, glory we've killed the beast