One of my favorite songs was written and performed by Mr. Paul Thorn. It’s one of those songs that’s good for long road trips when your eyelids get heavy around 2AM or so. Pop this one in, roll all the windows down and crank it up to 11. Better than a gallon of Starbucks in an IV for waking you up. Here’s a quick view:
You may have heard a later version that was done by Sawyer Brown (with slightly changed lyrics) but Paul’s version has always resonated with me. Paul released the song on a CD of the same name. You can find it here.
Seems kind of appropriate given my other post this weekend.
Some of my favorite lines from this song are highlighted below. Yeah, there’s more than one favorite line… that’s how you tell you like it, right?
I saw a black man with a bible and a sparkler in his hand.
He was holding a tent revival and running a firework stand.
He said the end of the world is coming, you better get on your knees.
Today bottle rockets are two for one, but salvation’s free.
He said I quit my job at a big church where the milk and money flowed,
To sell cherry bombs for Jesus in a tent beside the road.
I ain’t in it for the money, most cars they pass on by.
But I pay the rent on New Years and the fourth of July.
Here at the…
Holy Ghost (Holy Ghost)
Big Bang theory (Big Bang Theory)
Fire and brimstone (Fire and Brimstone)
Mission Temple Fireworks Stand
Fireworks are dangerous, they can blow up in your face
So you better read the instructions, light the fuse and get away
These things are made in China so it’s easy to see
How a man who worships Buddha ain’t got no guarantees
This is the…
He said everything I’m selling is all going up in smoke
This world is like an atom bomb ya’ll, it’s ready to explode
When the trumpet sounds and The Lord comes back I promise you one thing
I’ll be a human bottle rocket and I’ll go out with a bang
I’ll leave this…