I Want To Be A Clone


I've gone through so much other stuff
That walking down the aisle was tough
But now I know it's not enough
I want to be a clone
I asked the Lord into my heart
They said that was the way to start
But now you've got to play the part
I want to be a clone

Be a clone and kiss conviction goodnight
Cloneliness is next to Godliness, right?
I'm grateful that they show the way
'Cause I could never know the way
To serve Him on my own
I want to be a clone

They told me that I'd fall away
Unless I follow that they say
Who needs the Bible anyway?
I want to be a clone
The language, it was new to me
But Christianese got through to me
Now I can speak it fluently
I want to be a clone

Send in the clones...
Ah, I kind of wanted to tell my friends and people about it, you know?
What? You're still a babe, you have to grow
But give it twenty years or so
'Cause if you want to be one of His
Got to act like one of us

So now I see the whole design
My church is an assembly line
The parts are there, I'm feeling fine
I want to be a clone
I've learned enough to stay afloat
But not so much I rock the boat
I'm glad they shoved it down my throat
I want to be a clone

Everybody must get cloned!

Written by Steve Taylor © 1982 Birdwing Music/Cherry Lane Music Publishing Co., Inc./C.A. Music (ASCAP)

Taylor says "This song was not written from personal experience - the church I grew up in was always tolerant both of mere faithful eccentrics and all-out Jesus freaks. I give much of the credit to my Pastor/mentor/father for providing the biblically-sound atmosphere where one's Christian witness could also be culturally relevant. In short, I can't be a cynic, because I don't have a good excuse."
(Taken from liner notes to "Now The Truth Can Be Told")

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