The Church of Logic, Sin, and Love  LbNA # 22419

OwnerKristal & Ron    
Placed DateMay 24 2006
LocationMarana, AZ
Found By PunkSoulBrother
Last Found Apr 22 2010
Hike Distance?

Distance: Drive–by
Stamp: Hand–carved

In 1992, a California band called The Men became one-hit wonders with their song “The Church of Logic, Sin, and Love.” Kristal always liked this song, not only because it’s about this particular stretch of road through Tucson, but also because the lyrics are quite poetic. They are as follows:

They weren’t surprised by the wind and rain
They took off east, I think that’s what they did
They were just two of the wildest, bored creatures on earth
Fed up with work, strip bars, and loneliness galore
In an old Oldsmobile that one of them bought off their father
They ate up so much road they was grinnin’ (heh heh ha)
Then they came upon The Thing

This is real, this is now
This is a freak show, baby, anyhow
Oh the church of logic, sin and love
Heals the curious magic soul
Big top drama from head to toe
Cactus, venom, rodeo
Oh the church of logic, sin and love…

Two hours later they decided to stop at a diner
‘Cause they just loved the smell of eggs and coffee
I just had to smoke a cigarette and wear a hat
By the time that they set off again, the sun was starting to set
And it made the sky look red like a nuclear ray
One of them said “What do you want
More than anything in this whole wide world?
Do you want money, do you want sex,
Or do you want all that success?”
I thought about that myself
Then they came upon The Thing


“The Thing ahead 60 miles, do not miss”
Not for the squeamish or depressed
Not for the unbelievers truly obsessed
Something you just don’t want to miss
It’s the kind of place space explorers could have landed around 1963
When Kennedy was in Life Magazine
And everything was aqua marine, aqua marine

(chorus out)

Although much less plentiful than 15 years ago, billboards for “The Thing” are still common in southern Arizona. To find the “The Church of Logic, Sin and Love” letterbox, locate the sole survivor along eastbound I-10 that is within the Marana city limits. The box is at the base of the mesquite tree right next to it.