Monday, January 17, 2005

Just listened to Etta James' version of Randy Newmans 'God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)'

(although i'm a bit suspicious, cos she'd have to have been quite old to have covered one of his songs, but who am i to challenge google?)

anyway, here are the lyrics:

Cain slew Abel Seth knew not why
For if the children of Israel were to multiply
Why must any of the children die?
So he asked the Lord And the Lord said:
Man means nothing he means less to me
Than the lowliest cactus flower
Or the humblest Yucca tree
He chases round this desert
'Cause he thinks that's where I'll be
That's why I love mankind

I recoil in horror from the foulness of thee
From the squalor and the filth and the misery
How we laugh up here in heaven at the prayers you offer me
That's why I love mankind

The Christians and the Jews were having a jamboree
The Buddhists and the Hindus joined on satellite TV
They picked their four greatest priests
And they began to speak
They said, "Lord, a plague is on the world
Lord, no man is free
The temples that we built to you
Have tumbled into the sea
Lord, if you won't take care of us
Won't you please, please let us be?"
And the Lord said I burn down your cities-how blind you must be
I take from you your children and you say how blessed are we
You all must be crazy to put your faith in me
That's why I love mankind

You really need me
That's why I love mankind

1 Comments:

Anonymous suberite said...

Oh yes, that's Etta James alright.I have it on c.d. Absolutely my favourite song.

November 18, 2007 at 12:16 AM  

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