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Religion - Lyrics by Luther Vandross

It was early Sunday morning

Everyone in the house was still asleep

She made some toast and coffee

Took a shower and made herself smell sweet

She said, "I don't want a bus ride,
I believe that the walk might help me think

Got a heart kind of heavy
I need some big hat and gloves, shoes and bag religion!"


That's my decision

Some of that "make me feel better when I shout!!!" religion

That's my decision

Papa Henry was full of spice

He was a man usually nice

But something got into him last night

Made him want to fuss and hollar

The entire house was in a sweat

His bottle got broken and the floor got wet
Clean it up!" you could hear him scream

Then he said, "I'm going out"
I need religion


That's my decision

Some of that "raise up the roof, 90 proof" religion

That's my decision


It's my decision, oh yes it is

That's my decision

It's the story about a good family

Who doesn't live anymore in good harmony

They are people who love their daughter and son

They try to give them religion

Little Billy likes his best friend Jack

How in the world could he be like that

Mama and Henry wanna have that chat

Boy, you need religion

Little Betty, whatcha gonna do?

There's a child growing inside of you
You should've stopped and thought things through

Little girl you need a vision of religion


And that's my decision

Some of that "how'd I get on Rikki Lake" religion

That's my decision


Get a little,

Get a little