The 13 Year Old Religious Freedom Fighter


Words and Music by Mark L Berry / Music by Simon Ashby

Performed by Simon Ashby


Why do you baptize babies?
Is your superstition so strong
That a baby risks going to Hell
Can a baby do so much wrong?

(Chorus)
Well I’m not going to your church
I’m not kneeling in your pew
You can waste your Sundays
but I have better things to do
Why do you call it confirmation
When you force it on growing teens?
An ultimatum isn’t really a choice
Don’t you know what confirmation means?

(Chorus)
Well I’m not going to your church
I’m not kneeling in your pew
You can waste your Sundays
but I have better things to do

(bridge)
We hope life will get easier
As we get older
But now we know
There are just more complicated fables
That we have to deal with
And outgrow

There are Christians, Muslims, Atheists, and Jews
How about presenting balanced views?
Instead of forcing kids to pray your way
Without giving them any say

(Chorus)
Well I’m not going to your church
I’m not kneeling in your pew
You can waste your Sundays
but I have better things to do