Whose Ever Blood You Had Didn’t Keep You Clean

Below is Conrad Praetzel’s transcription of a radio broadcast he’d recorded on a cassette tape in California more than 30 years ago and then lost. When he accidentally found the cassette at the bottom of a bag of odds and ends he knew he had to put it on the new Clothesline Revival album. It’s now the fifth track— “Not Have No Spot” on The Greatest Show on Mars.                                                                                                                 ~Wanda Waterman
You know that you know you know if you find a whole lot of 1981’s back on the second hand car lot, you know that car didn’t make it.  That’s a living testimony that the car didn’t make it.  And if you’re back in your mess, what you come out of, that’s a testimony that whose ever blood you had didn’t keep you clean.
If you don’t weigh but 98 pounds it don’t take nearly as much water and as much washing as it do if you weigh 250.  You got to have more water, more soap, and you got to have more energy, more work.   A whole lot of folks wanna be big in the church.Folk big in the church, you got to take a whole lot more to be consecrated. Don’t ya gonna be up rolling your eyes.  Big folks, it’s gonna cost you more you know, yessiree.  Big house it gonna cost you more to keep it clean.  Shhhh.  Say Amen, folks, say amen, say amen.

You go these new washing machines (heavy breathing) all this (more heavy breathing)Shout It Out and all this stuff . . . all this washing machine stuff.You didn’t see no streaks and spots around them old clothes my mom and them used to wash.  She had a rub bowl and she rubbed them and rubbed them, and she rubbed them, and when she thought they’re clean she wrung ’em out, and if she seen a spot, “back here you go again.” 

You know they put ’em up, you ain’t gonna put up nothing, in fact you can hardly tell one color from another cuz they wash them all together.  The blue ones and the red ‘uns and the white ones.  You know it’s the truth!  Same with the Church!  These folks done mixed and mangled and rubbed and messed around with so many hypocrites ’til they all bring out a danger color. 

The Bible says “come out from among them and be separate” said the Lord.  “Touch not the unclean thing and I’ll be a part of you and you’ll be my sons and daughters” said the Lord.  Ephesians 5:25To HUSBANDS Love your wife even as Christ loved the church and gave himself for it that he might sanctify it and cleanse it with the washing of the water.  Mighty Michael said to himself, “A Glorious Church!! Not Have No Spot, Not Have no Spot, Not Have No Spot.  Not Have No Spot or Wrinkle, or any such thing, but thou should be HOLY!!!!”

I’m 80 years old, I’m 80 years old, I’m 80 years old.  You all got to respect me I’m 80 years old.   You don’t, you don’t, you don’t disrespect old men 80 years old.  I’m telling you the truth, you gotta believe it, bad luck if don’t respect old folks.

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