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'"Mission Temple Fireworks Stand" is a song written by Billy Maddox and Paul Thorn. Sawyer Brown recorded it with slide guitarist Robert Randolph for their 2005 album of the same name. The song was released as a single in advance of the album in 2004. It only went to #55 on the US Billboard Country chart.

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LyricsEdit

I saw a black man with a bible and a sparkler in his hand.
He was holding a tent revival and running a fireworks stand.
He said the end of the world is coming so you better get on your knees.
Today bottle rockets are two for one, but salvation's free.

He said I quit my job at a big church where the milk and money flowed,
to sell cherry bombs for Jesus in a tent beside the road.
I ain't in it for the money, most cars they pass on by.
But I pay the rent on New Year's and the fourth of July.
Here at the

Holy Ghost,
Big Bang Theory,
Pentecostal,
Fire and Brimstone,
Mission Temple Fireworks Stand

He said fireworks are dangerous. They can blow up in your face.
So you'd better read the instructions, light the fuse and get away.
These things are made in China, so it's easy to see,
how a man who worships Buddha ain't got no guarantee.
This is the

Holy Ghost,
Big Bang Theory,
Pentecostal,
Fire and Brimstone,
Mission Temple Fireworks Stand

Everything I'm selling is all going up in smoke.
It's like takin' twenty dollars, y'all, and watchin' it explode.
When the trumpet sounds and The Lord comes back I promise you one thing.
I'll be a human bottle rocket and I'll go out with a bang.
I'll leave this,

Holy Ghost,
Big Bang Theory,
Pentecostal,
Fire and Brimstone,
Mission Temple Fireworks Stand

AlbumsEdit

"Mission Temple Fireworks Stand" appears on one Sawyer Brown album:

Music VideoEdit

The music video for "Mission Temple Fireworks Stand" features Sawyer Brown and Robert Randolph.

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