Prophet Song

from Her Sacred Status by Richard McGraw

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When I’m a prophet,
I might let you in
to the circle I’ve started of women and men.
But you’ll have to wait on line.
These gifts that I give are not mine.

And after I’ve prophesized
you’ll want to sleep next to me
with those cold and wooden thighs
you polished for the orgy
But you’ll have to wait on line
like the rest of them
I cannot service all at one time.

When inspiration is not divine,
you’ll become an addict of a certain kind.
And when your inspiration just doesn’t fall through,
I might not be there to save you.

And after the sun falls the orgy begins
and with my five and dime scissors I’ll cut the ribbon,
a commencement
for every graduating disciple entering my discipline.
With my five and dime scissors, my cape and my crown
and the cane that I’ll use to point to the crowd
I will point you out,
but merely as a reference a punch line to pain I once thought was mine

My inspiration was not divine
and I became an addict of a certain kind
And when my inspiration just didn’t fall through,
tell me, where the hell were you?

And you’ll sigh in the fashion of your Mary Magdalene,
while you search for the Jesus you know you can’t win
You know you can’t win, with me in my purity and you in your sin
Yes with me in my purity and you in your sin
you will search for the Jesus you know you can’t win

But you’ll have to wait on line.
Just consider me the holiest of deli counters
You’ll have to take a number
yes one after another
you’ll have to wait on line.

When I’m a prophet I might let you into
the circle I’ve started of women and men

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from Her Sacred Status, released July 11, 2001

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Richard McGraw Jacksonville, Florida

A record on Leonard Cohen's kitchen table and one in Lou Reed's hands.

A few loyal devotees have kept this man's art afloat for over 20 years.

"He is an unknown legend in his time."
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