South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence

The Vatican Rap

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors

Tags: Survivor's Stories

Bless me Father for I have sinned
It’s been one month since my last confession and these are my Sins

I’ve told lies, been naughty and sworn
I’ve been a Sinner from the day I was born
My head is full of impure thoughts
And at night I put my hand in my shorts

My Son they’re Mortal Sins on your soul
You must exercise more self control
For your Penance come and see me alone
And I’ll eradicate the sinfulness from your bones

You wonder why my faith is so minimal and cynical
But what they did to me was so criminal and clinical
They told me I was dirty doing drugs in the alley
And yet it was okay to blow Father O’Malley *

While I was being shafted by that Catholic priest
He told me he was just exorcising the beast
I said “Excuse me Father is that an “e” or an “o” “
He said,” My little darling you don’t need to know”

I can’t believe they fed me all that Catechism crap
So now I’m getting even ... with the Vatican Rap

So now they’ve been exposed and the Hierarchy’s “astonished”
But they had known for years and was anyone admonished?
No victim was believed and the church they were embarrassed
So they move the perpetrator to an unsuspecting parish

To carry out his deeds of despicable depravity
Often in the guise of caring Christian charity
Orphans and altar boys, their innocence abused
Then on Sunday in confession this abhorrence is excused

I can’t believe they fed me all that Catechism crap
So now I’m getting even ... with the Vatican Rap

So who is watching over all this sinfulness and sodomy
Sorry to sound picky but he sure don’t seem like God to me
All knowing and all powerful and watching from above
Can’t wait to meet the God of Hate if this is the God of Love

Such Sins committed in His house and in His holy name
This institution is a sham, its constitution shame
I call on Him to right the wrongs and smite the evil ones
And restore some peace to His violated daughters and sons

I can’t believe they fed me all that Catechism crap
So now I’m getting even ... with the Vatican Rap

*Father O’Malley was the main character in Going My Way an old Movie and TV series about a squeaky clean Catholic priest.

Peter 2015

Return to top