This song seems strangely out of place on the Bad Reputation album among tracks with titles like "Killer Without A Cause" and "Opium Trail," but although an extrovert and hard drinking womanizer, Phil Lynott was also an unabashed Catholic. The song, which he co-wrote with guitarist Scott Gorham, is a sort of prayer asking for his vanity and other character flaws to be forgiven.
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Dear Lord, this is a prayer, just let me know if you're really there
Dear Lord, come gain control, oh Lord, come save my soul
Give me dignity, restore my sanity, oh Lord, come rescue me
Dear Lord, my vanity, oh Lord, it's killin' me, it's killin' me