Whether or not there is any type of god
I’m not supposed to say
And today
I don’t really care

God is a word
And the argument ends there

Oh do I feel like the mother of the world
With two children
Oh do I feel like the mother of the world
With two children fighting

When I was a boy I used to get into it bad
With my sister
And when the time came to face the truth
There’d only be tears and sides
Tears and sides
And my mother my poor mother
Would say it does not matter
It does not matter
Just stop fighting

Oh do I feel like the mother of the world
With two children


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    General Comment“I came up with the title. I wasn’t even sure what it meant. It turned into the gentlest anti-war song, because anti-war songs can be so overbearing. I wanted to write something that made it everyday, commonplace.”
    -Bill Callahan

    it's definitely one of my favorite anti-war songs ever. classy, too.
    ()on July 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFirst Smog song I heard. Still my favorite.
    jerkameleonon April 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbrilliant.
    travisjameson September 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMan, I certainly agree with you guys.

    I tried deciphering this one on my own, and that quote clears it up totally. I had my suspicions it was along those lines, but I wasn't super sure.

    The line I belt out the loudest is 'God is a word and the argument ends there'. That is all that needs to be said, the only energy used in a goddish argument.

    simple but so powerful!!
    wmonkey33on November 13, 2009   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionWhat I'm hearing is "tears and sighs, tears and sighs."
    yibbittaon September 21, 2012   Link

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