Pray For The Fish


Everybody gathered where the river runs wider at the edge of town
To see if that Eddie Lee Vaughn baptism was really gonna go down
Folks bet hard earned money that water wouldn’t change a thing
They set the odds at a hundred to one his soul would never come clean
Then the preacher said people take a moment or two
There’s somethin’ we need to do

Pray for the fish
They won’t know what’s comin’ when the sin starts rollin’ off the likes of him
Lord be with ’em they ain’t done nothin’
Please won’t you leave ’em just a little bit of room to swim
Pray for the fish

Well the preacher ducked him under that cool clear water then he did it again
Eddie came up yellin’ ‘Lord in heaven hallelujah I’m a brand new man’
Well the water got to bubblin’, sky got to rumblin’, and the thunder backed up
the choir
Fish started jumpin’ it was like they were swimmin’ in a lake of fire
Then Eddie’s momma stepped out of the crowd and started yellin’ out loud

He said everybody cross your fingers fold your hands
Pray for old Eddie, but before we say Amen
Pray for the fish
Lord be with ’em they ain’t done nothin’
Please won’t you leave ’em just a little bit of room to swim
Pray for the fish
Lord, pray for the fish