Religion Lyrics

by Elton John

Well, he could almost taste the money
But he was sitting in a den of thieves
Looking for the great awakening
Trying to find a way to leave

But that's when he got religion
And the light went on inside
He said somebody up there likes me
Now he's working for the holy guide

He got drunk but he don't remember
That he'd been drinking in a bar downtown
When he thought he heard a choir of angels
Singing in the Tiki Lounge

And that's when he got religion
From no salesman on TV
Just a tap on the shoulder in the parking lot
He still drinks but he does believe

Religion, well, you do the best you can
'Cause we all make the same mistakes
We're gonna wind up with the man

Religion, oh, you do the best you can
We all make the same mistakes
We're gonna wind up with the man

Well, she was silent as he paid her
But the thanks she got was next to none
And as her car pulled out of the motel
She felt the presence of someone

And that's when she got religion
In the front of a compact Ford
Just a gentle voice on the stereo
Now she's a working girl who loves the Lord

Religion, oh, you do the best you can
We all make the same mistakes
We're gonna wind up with the man

Religion, oh, you do the best you can
We all make the same mistakes
We're gonna wind up with the man

And that's when she got religion
In the front of a compact Ford
Just a gentle voice on the stereo
Now she's a working girl who loves the Lord

Religion, you do the best you can
We all make the same mistakes
We're gonna wind up with the man

Sing it, religion
We all make the same mistakes
We're gonna wind up with the man