Get Behind Me (maxi​-​single)

by M Iafrate & The Priesthood

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"Get Behind Me" is the lead single from the M Iafrate & The Priesthood album "Christian Burial," out May 26 on Modesty Songs (CD/digital).


released May 5, 2017

"Get Behind Me" (Iafrate)
"To an Altar Boy" (Berchmans/Iafrate)
"Maneater" (Allen/Hall/Oates, adapted by Iafrate)

Collection mastered by David Klug. Cover photo by Jocelyn Carlson. Cover design by Michael Iafrate. Other photos by Michael Iafrate.

Wheeling, West Virginia

© 2017 Michael John Iafrate. All wrongs reconciled.




M Iafrate (& The Priesthood) Wheeling, West Virginia

Michael Iafrate's contemplative song-explorations are enriched by his training as a theologian—asking more questions than providing answers, commingling the worlds of flesh and spirit, and holding received images and traditions up to the light in respect, playfulness, and negation. RIYL Jason Molina, Neil Young, classic R.E.M., Elliott Smith, Gillian Welch, Townes Van Zandt, and Elephant Micah. ... more

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Track Name: Get Behind Me
Wrote a nasty note when last we spoke and laid my saintly skin on a blanket of snow. So carefully grown, so carefully smoked, the river was high the last time I was home. When you talk, when you scream, when you’re screaming about me, your eyes are wide, but they won’t see. You’ll incline your ear, but you won’t hear. O God, get behind me! When last we spoke, the chain got caught in the spokes, and now I’m sitting in the back yard calling you out. The corpus fell to the floor, you held the cross as a sword, and now you’re deaf to history’s irrelevant howl.