John called Mark

John called Mark

 Westlake, Ohio, USA
BandBluesSinger/Songwriter

Singer Songwriter, acoustic blues gospel, folk and rock

Biography

see johncalledmark.com for songwriting details or visit john called mark facebook page for more recent information

Lyrics

God Please Slay the Wicked (just don't start with me)

Written By: John Everson

God Please Slay the Wicked (just don’t start with me)
Words & Music by John Everson
©2009 Eversong Entertainment, Inc.

God please slay the wicked, just don’t start with me
I’m a poor old country boy, as You can plainly see,
I go to church most Sundays, and I always pay my tithe,
The preacher said that’s what I need, to keep my soul alive

God please slay the wicked, ‘cuz they aint gotta clue,
They surely cannot love you Lord, as much as church folks do,
They always come at Easter, and hog up all the pews,
And on Christmas Eve I can’t find a seat, ‘cuz they like comin’ then too

So, God please slay the wicked, just don’t start with me
I don’t need perfection, I just want things pure and clean,
‘Cuz I aint got no problems, least none you can see,
So keep those wicked sinful folks, from rubbin’ off on me,

I was raised a Christian boy, ‘til I ran away,
I tried to follow all the rules, but I couldn’t change my ways,
When I finally turned the corner, and my heart came back alive,
The church folks said, “get on outa here boy…we don’t like your kind”

So God please Save the Wicked, and you can start with me
I am just a sinner Lord, it’s all I’ll ever be
Surrounded by self-righteous fools, Lord, I can’t hardly breathe
So take me somewhere grace still flows, and let it rain on me
Ya take me somewhere grace still flows…
and let your mercy wash me clean…

Discography

Songs From the Basement 1998
The Money 2002
Are You Ready 2009
Qwitness 2010
God Please Slay the Wicked 2011

Set List

varies by gig