Taxi Cab Missionary

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Standing outside Barbes in Brooklyn, late one night, talking with a friend, a gypsy cab pulls up, and the driver proceeds to preach to me about jesus...


Written & Composed by Chris Conly (c)2012, BMI.

Taxi cab missionary is looking at me
I know exactly what he wants me to be
This ain’t the time, and this ain’t the place
Can’t you tell by the look on my face?

Hey Mr. listen up, do you hear?
I’m tryin’ to have a conversation here
You pull up and start yelling at me
Can’t you see that’s not the way to be?

Taxi cab missionary is looking at me
And I don’t know what to say...

Now I don’t pry into your home life
I don’t tell you how to treat your wife
What makes you think you can do that to me?
Last time I checked, my country is still free

Call me old fashioned, call me crazy
Last thing I need it to be having a baby
To bring one into this world full of hate
Why would anybody wanna procreate?


I’ve got nothing against the Pope, you see
I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but I don’t need
Some old man tellin’ me what to do
Givin’ me advice from a guy he never knew

Hey Mr. Taxi driver - keep it to yourself
I keep my God in a book on a shelf
Far away from parks and away from schools
Because missionary work is a game for fools



from Blues For Breakfast, released August 3, 2011
Written & Composed by Chris Conly (c)2012, BMI.

Chris Conly - Vocals, Guitar
Brad Maestas - Mandolin, Vocals
Jamie Bishop - Bull Fiddle



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