My Religion

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In the middle of the album, we take a small diversion into other forms of love. This one exalts my love of music, as experienced when seeing my favorite singer live. It really did feel like an ultimately spiritual experience...

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I’ve been driving for hours, gotta see my show
People think I’m crazy, such a long way to go
Maybe I’m crazy

But I’ve been saving for months just to get to this club
Just to see her on stage, just to feel I’m I love
Maybe I’m crazy

But I swear, music’s my religion
When I’m there, it feels like I am praying
And I’m not the believing kind, but I’ve heard songs that change my mind
And I’ve heard lyrics speak divine… and that’s my sign

Now the lights have gone down, I raise my hands to the sky
My lips know every word, there are tears in my eyes
It’s like she knows me

Now I lose all control, gotta get up and dance
Gotta feel every note, gotta stay in this trance
Oh yeah, she has me

And I swear, music’s my religion
When I’m there, it feels like I am praying
And I’m not the believing kind, but I’ve heard songs that change my mind
And I’ve heard lyrics speak divine… and that’s my sign

And if each religion, every sect, uses music to connect—
Gospel choir, tribal dance, eastern meditation chants
Morning mass, temple songs—why can’t we all get along?

Now the encore is done, and my feelings are raw
And I know what it feels like to believe in a god
Maybe I’m crazy

But I swear, music’s my religion
When I’m there, it feels like I am praying
And I’m not the believing kind, but I’ve heard songs that change my mind
And I’ve heard lyrics speak divine… and that’s my sign

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from Love Letter, released February 14, 2012
Alex Doty: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Ben Bernstein: Bass
Gawain Mathews: Dobro, Electric Guitar
Lesley Grant: Background Vocals
Mike Stevens: Drums & Percussion
Ryan Mintz: Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals

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