Responsorial

My mind is filled with shit, O Lord.
Please teach me how to pray.

Grudges, slights, bruises to the ego rock like an ocean in which I drown but never die. I seek refuge from my shrill demands, but cannot grasp the line.

My mind is filled with shit, O Lord.
Please teach me how to pray.

Glory and honor and who can I fuck and when can I get high? Aren’t they the key to fulfillment? Aren’t they the better life? “What’s your hang-up?”

My mind is filled with shit, O Lord.
Please teach me how to pray.

Every mother-fucker who even looked sideways at me or anyone who took my love for granted is going to get cosmic comeuppance. Ain’t nothing like pay-back!

My mind is filled with shit, O Lord.
Please teach me how to pray.

I am going to conquer the world. Generations hence will know my name. I will be the greatest in some stinking field. I just have to decide.

My mind is filled with shit, O Lord.
Please teach me how to pray.

And then there is money. Oh, man I don’t care about it. Much. Just to pay bills. Maybe take a vacation. Stash enough away for retirement. Save some for a….

My mind is filled with shit, O Lord.
Please teach me how to pray.

Know what scares me more than the thought of hell? Heaven. An eternity of doing nothing. Who wants that? Let me go extinct.

My mind is filled with shit, O Lord.
Please teach me how to pray.

Prayer is the only thing that chases demon thoughts away. That, and intense interest in a task. That’s the only zone that matters, but it’s a hard slog.

My mind is filled with shit, O Lord.
Please teach me how to pray.

Please teach me how to pray. Please teach me how to pray. Please teach me how to pray. Please teach me how to pray. Teach me. Teach me. Teach me!

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