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HABITS and HEROES

Hoot Music, 1999

words and music by Katherine Wheatley

Oh my god I'm heartily sorry
Oh my god I'm heartily sorry
Oh my god I'm heartily sorry
Oh my god I'm heartily sorry

The man across the street has his arm jack knifed at the elbow
Finger raised stiff in the air saying "Get your hair cut you asshole"
Woman parking the pontiac thinks she's done something wrong
Her husband's always telling her she can't drive, it's her fault

The man across the street has his arm jack knifed at the elbow
He's yelling at a long haired boy who's moving on a skate board
Woman parking the pontiac still thinks
She's done something wrong
Her husband's always telling her she can't drive, it's her fault

She's down on her knees
Doing ten hail mary's
Ten Hail Mary's and a glass of gin
But she won't be forgiven
She won't be forgiven

She stares at Jesus hanging on the wall
Even though she's eight years old,
She's been in there many times before
She says "Now Jesus, I'm a-scared to go in.
The priest has always got bad breath.
I'm afraid I haven't sinned."

And she firmly resolves
With the help of his grace
To sin no more
To sin no more

Oh my god I'm heartily sorry
Oh my god I'm heartily sorry
Oh my god I'm heartily sorry
Oh my god I'm heartily sorry