Playing Hookey

by Andre Henry

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $3 USD  or more

     

1.
2.

credits

released April 9, 2019

Songwriting and production: Andre Henry
Synths and Drum Programming: Andre Henry
Organ and Vocoder: Jesse Fischer
BGVS: Caroline Larrinaga, Heidi Lugo, Elizabeth Hill, Ashley Griffin Bunger
Horns: Phillip Lassiter
Mixing: Sam Orleans
Mastering: Jon Mark Deardoff

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Andre Henry Los Angeles, California

Alternative R&B with a message & Caribbean flare.

contact / help

Contact Andre Henry

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Track Name: Playing Hookey (Clean)
(Verse 1)
Preacher So-and-So
He ain’ got no good news for me
Even though I’m seein’ bodies hit the street like fallin’ leaves He said “All I know is Jesus
Yeah that’s all I know to preach”
I guess Jesus doesn’t care if I get killed by the police
I guess Jesus doesn’t care if I get killed by the police
I guess Jesus doesn’t care if I get killed by the police
I guess Jesus doesn’t care if I get killed by the police

(Pre-Chorus 1)
Now come on
That ain’ no gospel too much
I thought that Christians were supposed to love they neighbor and such But every Sunday I’m subjected to some mediocre lesson
having no specific reference to the world that I touch

(Chorus)
Come on
This could not be the truth
This shit is not good news
If it’s gon’ be that way
I don’t think I’ll go to church this Sunday I’m...I’m just keepin’ it real
It’s just the way I feel
The shh is not okay
I don’t think I’ll go to church this Sunday

(Verse 2)
Deacon So-and-so
She think that I should cut my hair
She don’t like my dirty mouth
She don’t like anything I wear
She don’t like the way I swing my hips when I be in the pew But she got nothin’ to say about the lies that pass for news

(Pre-Chorus 2)
Now come on
Is that the God that you know?
Guess what I’m wearin’ has some bearin’ on the state of my soul
But does He care about the neighborhood
Just tell me if He’s looking
Are you saying that the Savior wouldn’t save me cause my hoodie

(Chorus)
Come on
This could not be the truth
This shit is not good news
If it’s gon’ be that way
I don’t think I’ll go to church this Sunday I’m...I’m just keepin’ it real
It’s just the way I feel
The shh is not okay
I don’t think I’ll go to church this Sunday

(Bridge)
I still believe in the One God
Who hovered over the chaos
Who heard the cry of slaves in the brickyard and waged war on the old gods
I still believe in the One God
The One that Dr. King an’ ‘em worshipped
But if they not gonna’ teach ‘im
Then I’m not gonna listen

(Final Chorus)
I’m just speaking my truth
This shit is not good news
If it’s gon’ be that way
I don’t think I’ll go to church this Sunday I’m...I’m just keepin’ it real
It’s just the way I feel
The shit is not okay
I don’t think I’ll go to church this Sunday

I don’t think I’ll go to church this Sunday
I don’t think I’ll go to church this Sunday
I don’t think I’ll go to church this Sunday
I don’t think I’ll go to church this Sunday
I don’t think I’ll go to church this Sunday
I don’t think I’ll go to church this Sunday
I don’t think I’ll go to church this Sunday
I don’t think I’ll go to church this Sunday
I don’t think I’ll go to church this Sunday

No I'm not wakin' up for church this Sunday.

If you like Andre Henry, you may also like: