OutKast - Church Lyrics

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Man, have you ever really wondered
Like why are we here? What the meaning to all of this?

Sometimes life can keep you down, with your face all in the dirt (HALL-LE-LU-JAH)
Now if you feel that left behind, need to get up and go to church (HALL-LE-LU-JAH)
(HALL-LE-LU-JAH)
(HALL-LE-LU-JAH)

Big, slide into the mode, time to drop a load
My life is going downhill like some cardboard in the snow
My bank account is frozen, I
Don't think that I can get out this hole
Feel like the figure four leg lock
Like the jury went away and then they came back deadlocked
I can't move, I can't eat, I can't even breathe
Can't even buy a decent sack without the stems and the seeds
No trees, no P's to ease the stress of everyday living
But homeless people gotta suck it up wherever they living
The unforgiven or the unwilling, live a life of sinning
And expect to be as pure as an infant in the beginning

But what about repentance?
What about the tension?
What about you eating dinner in the devil's kitchen?
But what about repentance?
What about committing the same sin
Over and over again and again and ah

Why are we here? Huh? Huh? Huh?
Please tell me, what are we here for?

Life, is nothing but a dream, so peaceful and serene
Unless you're being evil then you on the devil's team
Well I receive what you want to believe
But soon you'll have to sew those bad seeds
Please, any man can ask, to get a pass
Or a cleansing of sin to grant another chance
Perhaps another glance of the light at the end of the tunnel
Talk to the coach or break out the huddle
Whatever should you fumble your rebuttal should be subtle
Because he who lives in the upper room is never gullible
As you survey the syllables and sentences
The question that I'm merely trying to pose is as simple as me saying

But what about repentance?
What about the tension?
What about you eating dinner in the devil's kitchen?
But what about repentance?
What about committing the same sin
Over and over again and again and ah

Sometimes life can keep you down, with your face all in the dirt
Now if you feel that left behind, need to get up and go to church

Why are we here? Huh? Huh? Huh?
Please tell me, what are we here for?
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Intro
  • 2 GhettoMusick
  • 3 Unhappy
  • 4 Bowtie
  • 5 The Way You Move
  • 6 The Rooster
  • 7 Bust
  • 8 War
  • 9 Church
  • 10 Bamboo (interlude)
  • 11 Tomb of the Boom
  • 12 E-Mac (interlude)
  • 13 Knowing
  • 14 Flip Flop Rock
  • 15 Interlude
  • 16 Reset
  • 17 D-Boi (interlude)
  • 18 Last Call
  • 19 Bowtie (postlude)
    CD 2
  • 1 The Love Below (intro)
  • 2 Love Hater
  • 3 God (interlude)
  • 4 Happy Valentine’s Day
  • 5 Spread
  • 6 Where Are My Panties?
  • 7 Prototype
  • 8 She Lives in My Lap
  • 9 Hey Ya!
  • 10 Roses
  • 11 Good Day, Good Sir
  • 12 Behold a Lady
  • 13 Pink & Blue
  • 14 Love in War
  • 15 She’s Alive
  • 16 Dracula’s Wedding
  • 17 My Favorite Things
  • 18 Take Off Your Cool
  • 19 Vibrate
  • 20 A Life in the Day of Benjamin André (Incomplete)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    album: Track in album Speakerboxxx / The Love Below
    release date: 2003-9-23
    popularity : 99 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Hip Hop Jazz Funk / Soul
    styles: Conscious/Bass Music/Future Jazz/Hip Hop/Thug Rap/Funk
    length: 3:27
    producer: André 3000
    vocal: Sleepy Brown and Big Boi
    mixer: John Frye
    recorded by: Matt Still and John Frye
    background vocals: Debra Killings and Myrna “Skreechy Peach” Crenshaw
    keyboard: Kevin Kendrick
    bass guitar: Aaron Mills
    writer: Antwan André Patton, Myrna “Skreechy Peach” Crenshaw, Sleepy Brown, André Benjamin, Kevin Kendrick
    Album Information
    label: Arista
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 828765013321
    script: Latin