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“Butterscotch” by Eraserheads
Album Circus [1994] / Anthology Two [2006]
Words By Ely Buendia
Music By Ely Buendia
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You can take me to the prom
Promise not to tell your mom
Mama never tells you why
But she kicks you in the eye

I don't think she understands
I just wanna hold your hand
I don't even own a car
So we couldn't get that far

Father Marcus said to me
"Just confess and you'll be free
Sit you down upon my lap
Tell me your sins just like that"

He said, "baby, know the rule
You're livin' in a Catholic school
All the teachers say you're fine
But they don't have dirty minds"

I am only in my teens
I live only for my dreams
I cannot be made to stay
Life's a journey anyway
Life's a journey anyway, hey-hey

Teacher, teacher, please make me well
I don't want to go to hell
Teacher, teacher, what can I do
"I don't know, boy; it's up to you"

(Ooh) It's time to free your mind
It's time to cleanse your soul
(Ooh) It's time to free your mind
It's time to cleanse you're soul

Yo, Father, forgive me for I have sinned
I'd rather talk to God but He's out and you're in
It's a little complicated but, Father, don't sweat it
You can hear me out and you can just forget it

Now, I haven't been to church in about ten years
One time, I have to pull my little sister's ear
But I'm not really violent and it shows
I go for flower power as this stupid song goes

Sometimes I tell a lie but only when it's true
And I often say things like "shit" and "fuck you"
I like to read a lot of dirty comic books
And I've given dirty teachers a lot of dirty looks

But this is the last thing that I ever gonna say
It's embarassing for me to talk to you this way
But before I forget, before I carry on
I stole a table napkin from a fancy restaurant

Now, please, Father, tell me, tell me, what I gotta do
I am full of guilt and now it's up to you
Now, please, Father, tell me, tell me, what I gotta do
I am full of guilt and now it's up to you, hey

Just say 10 Hail Mary's, 21 Glory Be's
13 Our Father's, and a hundred amen
Amen, amen, amen...

You can take me to the prom
Promise not to tell your mom
Mama never tells you why
But she kicks you in the eye

I don't think she understands
I just wanna hold your hand
I don't even own a car
So we couldn't get that far

I am only in my teens
I live only for my dreams
I cannot be made to stay
Life's a journey anyway

I am only in my teens
I live only for my dreams
I cannot be made to stay
Life's a journey anyway
Life's a journey anyway, hey hey
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