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Invisible Real Estate

April 27, 2021

FOR SALE
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One of the fun parts of my job
Is reading billboard messages
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Which at this point are about as
Necessary as the phone book
That is as thin as a magazine
And just as easily disposable
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Really,  there’s a hotel up ahead
Or restaurant or gas station, WOW
Stuff that little pocket gadget
Could bring you to in clear
Step by step friendly instructions
If you’re tired, hungry or need fuel
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In 1/4 mile, turn right at the stop sign
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This one really caught my eyes
Distracting me nearly enough to
Practically utilize its message
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SECURE YOUR PLACE IN HEAVEN
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Was the hugely BOLD EPISTLE
Followed by some biblical missive
With even smaller print of who
Sponsored the really big sign
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Will have to drive by it again to read
Who the real estate group is selling
Oh yeah……the invisible real estate
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“Just an observation,
Maybe I need
Different glasses.”
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– Angelo Devlin
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“You go to church and light a candle
And then you’re blinded by the light
From all the golden pews
The devil’s snapping at your toes now
Because the angels can’t be
Bothered to live up to you
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They’re selling Jesus again
They’re selling Jesus again
They want your soul and your
Money, blood and your bones
They’re selling Jesus again
Selling love to you – selling love
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You’re buying this
You’re buying that now
You’re wishing all the money
In the world belonged to you
You’re crucified
Upon your own cross now
You’re givin’ money
To the white men
In the white limo
That kind of god
Is always man-made
They made him up then
Wrote a Book to keep
You on your kness
They get their theories
From the same place
Then build a church
If there’s some money left
From lying on the beach
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They’re selling Jesus again
They’re selling Jesus again
They want your soul and your money
Blood and your bones
They’re selling Jesus again
Selling love to you – selling love
They’re selling Jesus again
They’re selling Jesus again
They want your soul and your money, blood and your bones
They’re selling Jesus again
Selling love to you – selling love”
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“Selling Jesus’
– Skunk Anansie
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As long as I’m on this theme…
Slightly dated, yet always relevant
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“Believe in me, send no money
I died on the cross and that ain’t funny
But my so called friends
They’re making me a joke
They missed out what I said
Like I never spoke
They choose what they want to hear,
They don’t tell a lie
They just leave out the truth
As they’re watching you die
They’re saving your souls
By taking your money
Flies around shit, bees around honey
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Holy smoke holy smoke,
Plenty bad preachers
For the devil to stoke
Feed ’em in feet first, this is no joke
This is thirsty work, making holy smoke, yeah
Making holy smoke
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Jimmy Reptile and all his friends
Say they gonna be with you at the end
Burning records burning books
Holy soldiers Nazi looks
Crocodile smiles just wait a while
‘Til the TV queen gets her make-up clean
I’ve lived in filth I’ve lived in sin
And I still smell cleaner than the shit you’re in
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Holy smoke holy smoke, plenty bad preachers for the devil to stoke
Feed ’em in feet first, this is no joke
This is thirsty work, making holy smoke, yeah
Holy smoke
Smells good
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They ain’t religious but they ain’t no fools
When Noah built his Cadillac it was cool
Two by two they’re still going down
And the satellite circus just left town
I think they’re strange and when they’re dead
They can have a Lincoln for their bed
Friend of the president trick of the tail
Now they ain’t got a prayer
A hundred years in jail
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Holy smoke holy smoke, plenty bad preachers for the devil to stoke
Feed ’em in feet first, this is no joke
This is thirsty work, making holy smoke, yeah
Holy smoke”
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“Holy Smoke”
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– Iron Maiden

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