Date to Church (Reverend Backwash)


I might catch some perch

Take you on a lurch
On a... a little date to church
Take you and it hurts
On a... a little date to church

Laaa-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la
(Gimme one more)
Laaa-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la

I’ll beg your pardon fast
I’m goin’ to eleven o’clock mass
Come on, it can’t hurt
We’re on a... a little date to church

(Come on sing!)
Laaa-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la
(One more)
Laaa-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la

Old Satan’s looking out for you
He’ll get you by and my, it’s true
Oh, we haven’t much time alive
(They’re gonna take me down the hall!)

Sitting in a pew
Well, ain’t we the chosen few
It might not help, but it can’t hurt
On a... a little date to church

Laaa-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la
Laaa-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la

Deliver us, Reverend!
Deliver us!

What’s that?

Tell me Heaven’s there!
I got down on my knees!
Tell me Heaven’s there!

On a little date to church
On a little date to church


Words and music by Paul Westerberg
©1989



Produced by the Replacements

Paul Westerberg: Vocals and guitar
Slim Dunlap: Guitar and backing vocals
Tommy Stinson: Bass and backing vocals
Chris Mars: Drums
?: Organ
Tom Waits: Backing vocals

Time:

Side B of the Replacements single ‘I’ll Be You’ 1989
Track ? on the SIRE compilation ‘Just Say Mao’ 1989
Track 13 on ‘Tales from the Underground Volume 2’