There's a man
Who says there is a light in the sky
All my friends say he's telling a lie
But he speaks with such passion
That I have to think about
And his hands,
Well they temble as he points it out
But I can't see what it's all about
And the voices of many
Are singing along it seems

Is it all something new?
And will I see it too?
Or is this just continuing, man?
Throughout all history
Claiming they all can see
But the evidence falters
Just short of my hand
And there are lies in the sand.

There's a man,
Who says he was a satanic beast
And the many were there at his feet
And he scared all the people,
Cause he was just what we want

Is it all something new?
And will I see it too?
Or is this just continuing, man?
Making all history
Claiming they all can see
But the evidence falters
Just short of my hand
And there are lies in the sand.

There are things
That will surely seem as they are not
And I might not know all that I've got
But the bluffing is easy,
And I haven't seen your hand.


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    General CommentMy journey through faith and into atheism ran fairly parallel to King's X's. At the time this song was released, I was struggling to hang on. Less than 4 months ago, I read "God's Funeral" by Thomas Hardy, a poem from 150 years ago that said the same thing. I gotta wonder if Dug had read this poems before he wrote this song. The line about the man saying there is a light in the sky is spot on with the last couple of stanzas of the poem. Somehow, we seem programmed with the desire to believe.
    CaseyPon February 20, 2012   Link

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