Does your soul crave center stage?
Have you heard about the latest rage?
Read your Bible by lightning flash
Get ordained at the thunder crash

Build a Kingdom with a cattle prod
Tell the masses, it's a message from God
Where the innocent congregate, I manipulate

Take your notebooks, turn with me
To the chapter on authority
Do you top the chain of command
Rule your family with an iron hand?

I dispense little pills of power
From my hideaway ivory tower
From the cover of Heaven's gate, I manipulate

Now it's time to fill in the space
Where we talk about the woman's place
Do you want to build a happy home?
Have you sacrificed a mind of your own?

'Cause a good wife learns to cower
Underneath the umbrella of power
From the cover of Heaven's gate, I manipulate

Yes, I know that parable
That's the story of the Prodigal
If you question what I'm teaching you
You rebel against the Father too

If He loved Him, why'd He let Him go?
Well, I guess, I don't really know
But I see it's getting late
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I Manipulate Lyrics

Steve Taylor – I Manipulate Lyrics