Oh My Lourdes

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A damp day, so a good day to go tramp around the religious theme park that is Lourdes. We came for salvation, but this being France in November, everything is shut. Oh well, I’ll just have to live with my sins for a bit longer.

How many plastic effigies of the Virgin Mary does one need anyway? And why do all the shops sell the same ones – is there no competitive market in religious trinkets?

The place is clearly geared up for the devoted masses at other times of the year, but on a grey day in November, it all looks a bit, well, grey.

I think I’ll stick with my method of getting closer to God – cycling up a mountain!

1 thought on “Oh My Lourdes

  1. I don’t care if it rains or freezes
    ‘Long as I got my plastic Jesus
    Riding on the dashboard of my car
    Through my trials and tribulations
    And my travels through the nations
    With my plastic Jesus I’ll go far

    You can buy a sweet Madonna
    Dressed in rhinestones sitting on a
    Pedestal of abalone shell
    Goin’ ninety, I’m not wary
    ‘Cause I’ve got my virgin Mary
    Guaranteeing I won’t go to Hell

    When I’m goin’ fornicatin’
    I got my ceramic Satan
    Sinnin’ on the dashboard of my Winnebago motor home
    The women know I’m on the level
    Thanks to the wild-eyed stoneware devil
    Ridin’ on the dashboard of my Winnebago motor home
    Sneerin’ from the dashboard of my Winnebago motor home
    Leering from the dashboard of my van

    George Cromarty & Ed Rush

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