Stephen Lynch Priest Lyrics

Deep in prayer, my cross to wear

I kneel upon the floor

Temptations of a catholic priest aren’t easy to ignore

But I can not control myself

He rips my soul apart

For one small sheep among my flock has

Stolen the shepherd’s heart

Altar boy, altar boy

Confess your sins to me

You will find the grace of God

Inside my rectory

Sunday mass or bible class

I catch him in my view

I close my eyes but there he lies

Spread-eagle on the pew

And when I see him in that frock

My conscience goes awry

I’ll give him some communion wine thats

Spiked with Spanish fly

Altar boy, altar boy

Is it gonna be heaven or hell?

You can play my organ all night long

If you promise never to tell

… Our father

Who art in heaven

Hallowed be thy name…

I could dress him up like the pope and then I’d…

Oh dear god, the shame, oh no

Lead us not into temptation

Deliver us from sin

Or we could pretend that he was Jesus Christ

and I was Mary Magdalene

Altar boy, altar boy

Confess your sins to me

You will find the grace of God

Inside my rectory

Altar boy, oh altar boy

Confess your sins to me

You will find the grace of God

Inside my rec…

…tory