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Don't Pray On Me
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Written by: Brett Gurewitz
Released in: 1993
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A grizzly scene on my electron beam
Told a story about human rights,
So all of king's horses and all of king's men
Had a riot for two days and nights.
Well, the city exploded but the gates wouldn't open
So the company asked him to quit.
Now everybody's equal,
Just don't measure it.

Well, Hanson did it to Hester
And Mark David did it to John.
And maybe Jack did it to Marilyn,
But he did it to South Vietnam.
For beauty and glory,
For money, love and country,
Now everybody's doing it,
Don't do that to me.

A bitter debate and a feminine fate
Lie in tandem like two precious babes.
While the former gets warmer, it's the latter
That matters except on the nation's airwaves.
And custodians of public opinion stayed back
After vainly discussing her rights.
Lay hands off her body,
It's not your fucking life!

I don't know what stopped Jesus Christ
From turning every hungry stone into bread.
And I don't remember hearing how Moses reacted
When the innocent first born sons lay dead.
Well, I guess God was a lot more demonstrative
Back when he flamboyantly parted the sea.
Now everybody's praying,
Don't pray on me.

Now everybody's praying,
Don't prey on me.

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Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:42 Recipe For Hate 86420-1 United States 12" 2017
2:42 Recipe For Hate OXX 1048-1 | 107 366 Brazil CD 2016
2:42 Recipe For Hate 86420-1TBR United States 12" 2015
2:42 Recipe For Hate 86420-1 United States 12" 2010
2:42 Recipe For Hate Russia CD 2007
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Against the Grain / Recipe for Hate BYCD-019 South Korea CD 1997
Info from 'The Answer'
Song meaning Hester was the main character in The Scarlet Letter, a novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1850. Dimmesdale was the reverend who it turned out "did it" to her. In the film adaptation of the The Scarlet Letter (1926), Dimmesdale was played by Lars Hanson. The lyrics also refer to... More
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