Catholic Guilt (© 2013 Kyf Brewer)

Heave away (heave away)
Heave away (heave away)
Heave away this plastic Mary
For the truth shall be named
And the rest shall remain
In the dear ould Catholic Guilt

It was 19 & 5
When me pa did arrive
At the docks in the new york of A
And the dear little church
Where me family was birthed
Was the emblem of suff'ring and shame
Every cross, every tear
Every Happy New Year
Every vow of a new resolution
Every oath of good grace
Was all delicat'ly laced within papal persecution

And we prayed for reprieve each Sunday morn
To save us from damnation
And we meant what we prayed
but the price that we paid
Was in bloody Catholic Guilt

Heave away (heave away)
Heave away (heave away)
Heave away this plastic Mary
For the truth shall be named
And the rest shall remain
In your dear ould Catholic Guilt

All the years did commence
To the bright present tense
Leaving heaven and hell looming o'er us
And the church with their grace
Kept us all in our place
With their bloody Catholic chorus

And here it's been 10 hundred years
And the clans have all mutated
Christians, Pagans and Jews
Have been all but diffused
But for bloody Catholic Guilt

Heave away (heave away)
Heave away (heave away)
Heave away this plastic Mary
For the truth shall be named
And the rest shall remain
In your dear ould Catholic Guilt

Let us cleanse ourselves this bloody morn
Lest the ros'ry do it for us
May the good be displayed
Let us toast and get laid
Without bloody Catholic Guilt

Heave away (heave away)
Heave away (heave away)
Heave away this plastic Mary
For the truth shall be named
And the rest shall remain
In your bloody Catholic Guilt.