"God's Children" as written by and Raymond Douglas Davies....
Man made the buildings that reach for the sky
And man made the motorcar and learned how to fly
But he didn't make the flowers and he didn't make the trees
And he didn't make you and he didn't make me
And he got no right to turn us into machines
He's got no right at all
Cause we are all God's children
And he got no right to change us
Oh, we gotta go back the way the good lord made us all

Don't want this world to change me
I want to go back the way the good lord made me
Same lungs that he gave me to breath with
Same eyes he gave me to see with

Oh, the rich man, the poor man, the saint and the sinner
The wise man, the simpleton, the loser and the winner
We are all the same to Him
Stripped of our clothes and all the things we own
The day that we are born
We are all God's children
And they got no right to change us
Oh, we gotta go back the way the good lord made
Oh, the good lord made us all
And we are all his children
And they got no right to change us
Oh, we gotta go back the way the good lord made us all
Yeah, we gotta go back the way the good lord made us all


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"God's Children" as written by Raymond Douglas Davies

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    General CommentThis song was written for an absurd movie (Percy) in which the hero is seeking a penis transplant. When Ray was comissioned to write a song for it, he responded with this biting commentary on the morality of transplants.
    donutbanditon October 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbrilliant lyrics! It's a crime that almost noone comments on the kinks.
    It's a little weird that they believe in God and even portray him in a good way. You think they are being sarcastic? Idon't, the song seems sincere but who knows...
    any opinions or information?
    gabitaon July 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI certainly don't think it's sarcastic. Still, I don't necessarily think it's referring to God as a specific diety, but more as a concept. This is one of a good many of Ray's songs about Man vs. Nature. The idea is that there is a certain natural order to things, and that the power of nature (or God, if you will) is greater than man.
    PursuitofLifeon July 04, 2007   Link

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