Street Corner Preacher Lyrics

by Amos Lee

He got a new mercy, a new grace
Street corner preacher with the angry face
He got 2 years off for good behavior
Back in the neighborhood working for the savior

That's two old ladies and a junkie now, now
He can see for sure that his work is cut out
Though he walks through the shadows he won't fear his neighbor
Back in the neighborhood working for the savior

Bau bau, put it on back
Ah put it in
Ah bau bau, put it ooh bop
Ah put it in
Ah bau bau, put it ooh bop
Ah put it in
Ah, bau bau, ya ya

Well, he understands the need for living it large
But it's hard to get a job with a felony charge
Now he's working in a hospital washing dishes
Walking through the fields of the lost inhibitions

There is death everywhere, the new benediction
To save the liver from awaking death is his conviction
The eyes of man, well he seeks no favor
Back in the neighborhood working for the savior

But there's a whole lotta trouble all around
Every night the same old siren sound
There's a whole lotta trouble all around
Children, soldiers in this battle ground

Ah put it in
Ah bau bau, put 'em bop
Ah put it in
Ah bau bau, put 'em bop
Ah put it in
A bau bau, ya ya

Well, a new sun and a second chance
He unbolts the door and hops over the fence
Young woman with a baby that her daddy gave her
Back in the neighborhood working for the savior

But all around the war rages on
Burnt out houses with the front door gone
Well, his faith is his fountain, his love is his labor
Back in the neighborhood working for the savior
Whoa, yeah, ahh

Bau, bau, put it on back
Ah put it in
Ah bau bau, put it ooh bop
Ah put it in
Ah bau bau, put it ooh bop
Ah put it in
Ah, bau bau, ya ya

He got a new mercy, a new grace
Street corner preacher with the angry face
He got 2 years off for good behavior
Back in the neighborhood working for the savior