Church of the Spark

It’s a small congregation
about the same size as the clergy
we’ve got ten thousand tunes
in our hot little liturgy
we try to bring a little light to the dark
that’s how we pray in the church of the spark

we love st. louis
and st. cecilia
st. jack daniels
and santa tequila
we sing in the street and we play in the park
wherever it swings, there’s the church of the spark

no marble altars, just the bar
no silver chalice, just a mason jar
we warm up with wine and when we’re cooling our jets
we smoke jazz cigarettes

we’re bringing the word
to the cocktail nation
silence to song
now that’s transubstantiation
a soul at a time, we’re making our mark
door’s wide open to the church of the spark

no marble altars, just the bar
no silver chalice, just a mason jar
we warm up with wine and when we’re cooling our jets
we smoke jazz cigarettes

so if you find yourself dragging
a step behind
step right up
to an altered state of mind
two by two step on into the ark
the ship that’s sailing is the church of the spark