I Found God In All The Wrong Places

from by Duncan Gillies

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I was looking for a reason
I was looking for an answer
I was trying to draw a line
Between Capricorn and Cancer
I was searching for a sign
In the firmament above
Waiting for a star
To guide me to his love

But I found God in all the wrong places
Cheap Champagne and pretty girls’ faces
I can’t say for sure if I know what God’s grace is
But I found God in all the wrong places

I went to church on Sunday
And I knelt and prayed
I begged for forgiveness
And for my soul to save
I confessed all my sins
Though I enjoyed them at the time
And I tried to think pure thoughts
When they turned the water into wine

But I found God in all the wrong places
Heavy metal music and high-speed chases
I can’t say for sure if I know what God’s grace is
But I found God in all the wrong places

I beat my chest three times
And I held my head in shame
I nailed myself upon a cross
To try to feel his pain
I starved myself and hid in caves
Till I was not much more than bones
I walked out in the desert
Made myself a bed of stones

But I found God in all the wrong places
Peak-hour traffic and empty parking spaces
I can’t say for sure if I know what God’s grace is
But I found God in all the wrong places

Well I tried to read the Bible
But it was all interpretation
I tried to talk to God
But it was a one-way conversation
I hoped that he’d reveal himself
And lead me into the light
Till I walked away in darkness
Thinking he’s not the revealing type

But I found God in all the wrong places
Late night card games, a pair of queens and three aces
I can’t say for sure if I know what God’s grace is
But I found God in all the wrong places

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from The Stick Figure Saints, track released April 27, 2013
Duncan Gillies: vocals, percussion. Angel Joseph Gordon: guitars, mandolin, accordion, bass

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The Stick Figure Saints Auckland, New Zealand

My name is Duncan Gillies and I have written these songs. I have recorded them in a home studio set-up and have been helped along the way by multi-instrumentalist Angel Joseph Gordon. The tracks were mixed and mastered by Nick Taylor at Sosol Sound and Lance Powell. ... more

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