Last night I caught Steve Martin on Austin City Limits, playing the banjo with the Steep Canyon Rangers.  I didn't realize what a good musician he is.  And he said he writes his own music.  THEN, in true Steve fashion, he "introduced" this next song....

Atheists Don't Have No Song

Christians have their hymns in pages.
Hava Nagila’s for the Jews.
Baptists have the Rock of Ages.
Atheists just sing the Blues.

Romantics play Claire de Lune.
Born-agains sing He is Risen.
But no one ever wrote a tune
for godless Existentialism.

For Atheists there’s no Good News;
They’ll never sing a song of Faith.
In their songs they have a rule:
the “he” is always lower case.

Some folks sing a Bach cantata.
Lutherans get Christmas trees.
Atheist songs add up to nada.
But they do have Sundays free.

Pentecostals sing, sing to heaven.
Coptics have the book of scrolls.
Numerologists count to seven.
Atheists have rock and roll.

For Atheists there’s no Good News;
They’ll never sing a song of Faith.
In their songs they have a rule:
the “he” is always lower case.

Atheists don’t have no songs.

Christians have their hymns in pages.
Hava Nagila’s for the Jews.
Baptists have the Rock of Ages.
Atheists just sing the Blues.

Catholics dress up for mass
and listen to Gregorian chants.
Atheists just take a pass,
watch football in their underpants.

Atheists don’t have no songs.

 rolling on floor

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