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Love is a Butcher

The old man stood on the top of the hill 
With his son and a very sharp knife
His loving God demanded for payment
A living sacrifice
The good Lord said, hold it there man
I was just kidding
Check the bushes and you will find tied up a ram
He said, I was just testing you Abe
You must love me above all else 
For I am who I am
The old man didn’t get the joke 
But he guessed he passed that test
He’s never been so scared in his whole life
He said, loving his son that much 
Was like taking that great big knife 
And carving out a little piece of himself

Love is a butcher
Love is a cleaver in your chest
Love is a bloody butcher
It’ll cut you, cut you, cut you into little tiny pieces

The phone rang the other day
Gram said she didn’t know who to call
She thought that she would call me
She said she was down and out, she was down and out
She had just lost husband number three
She said, loving and losing boy, loving and losing
I’ve had three husbands who have died
She said, each time I lose someone
It’s like using a great big axe
And taking a chunk out of my hide
She said, I’m getting older and fatter boy
But I’m feeling thinner and thinner
Like a piece of paper blowing in the wind
She said, there ain’t no shame in loving boy
Get back up on that horse and try again
This time I was sliced too thin

Love is a butcher
Love is a cleaver in your chest
Love is a bloody butcher
It’ll cut you, cut you, cut you into little tiny pieces

Well, Brothers and Sisters
Brothers and Sisters
We are gathered here today
Well, Brothers and Sisters
Brothers and Sisters
Hear what the good book has to say
You must leave your mother and father
You must leave your mother and father
And cleave to the one you love
You must cleave, you must cleave
You must cleave to the one you love
When I hear the word cleave 
It reminds me of a cleaver 
And that’s exactly what love is going to be
Love will cut you up, it will cut you up 
Till there is nothing left of you

Love is a butcher
Love is a cleaver in your chest
Love is a bloody butcher
It’ll cut you, cut you, cut you into little tiny pieces