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Stand (in the Place Where You Pray)

Tune: REM’s StandStanding Worshipers
8/14/04

Stand in the place where you pray, now face East
Think about Direction, wonder why you haven’t before
Now stand in the place where we pray, now face East
Think about the place where you pray, wonder why you haven’t before

If you are confused, you can just hum
A friendly babushka will help you along
Your feet are going to stay on the ground
The chairs are there for babas to sit down

(repeat 1st verse)

Your feet are going to stay on the ground
The chairs are there for the babas to sit down
If you lock your knees, you soon will be falling
“The doors! The doors!” the deacon is calling

(repeat 1st verse)

The choir is there to carry the service
Listen and see them, no need to be nervous
Your feet are going to stay on the ground
The chairs are there for babas to sit down

So stand (stand), now face East
Think about direction, wonder why the Protestants don’t?
Now stand (stand), now face East
Think about the place where we pray, wonder why you haven’t–

(repeat 1st verse)

Stand in the place where you are (now face East)
Stand in the place where you are (now face East)
Your feet are going to stay on the ground
(Stand in the place where you are)
The chairs are there for babas to sit down, so stand.

Copyright © 2004-2011 Alex Riggle. All Rights Reserved.

(posted at the request of Michelle Baghoumian)

If you like Alex Riggle’s Orthodox-themed satire, you might enjoy his recently-released book, Is Outrage!, which gathers all (but one) of the Father Vasiliy articles from the Onion Dome under one cover. But don’t take our word for it. Buy it and see for yourself!

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About Your Intrepid Blogger

I live in the Tacoma area. When not writing things some people think are funny, I teach technology to 7th and 8th graders at a local middle school.

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