Dreamcatcher

That's why god is singing the blues (Corbett)

We took the p out of paradise
   just to produce this hell
And all we're going to leave behind
   is this decaying putrid smell
We've lived in this world
   seen her used and abused
That's why god is singing the blues

They felled a great oak over there
   they filled a duck pond over here
We've got a glass and concrete monster now
   that feeds and caters to our fears
Maybe it's too late
   to spoil another view
That's why god is singing the blues

Forgive us father
   for we know not what we do
Blame it on each other
   and in the name of you
Forgive us mother
   for the pain we caused
     we destroyed what's yours
That's why papa's singing the blues

Polluted all the oceans
   pulped all the trees
Plagued by chronic boredom
   we blew a hole in the atmosphere
We tore out her heart
   left her battered and bruised
That's why god is singing the blues

Forgive us father
   for we know not what we do
Blame it on each other
   and in the name of you
Forgive us mother
   for the pain we caused
     we destroyed what's yours
That's why papa's singing the blues
                 
You may believe in evolution
   you may believe in god's great creation
The only thing we know for sure
   we got a man made situation
We turned this whole world
   into a dying zoo
That's why god is singing the blues

You better live on your feet
   than die on your knees
I stole that from some graffiti
   lord have mercy please
Living in this babylon
   keeps us confused
That's why god is singing the blues
Ian Gillan
Copyright © Dislocated Music 1997

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