"So You Wanna Go Back to Egypt" as written by Keith Gordon Green and Melody Green....
So you wanna go back to Egypt
Where it's warm and secure
Are sorry you bought the one way ticket
When you thought you were sure
You wanted to live in the land of promise
But now it's getting so hard
Are you sorry you're out here in the desert
Instead of your own back yard

Eating leaks and onions by the Nile
Ooh what breath for dining out in style
Ooh, my life's on the skids
Building the pyramids

Well there's nothing do but travel
And we sure travel a lot
'Cause it's hard to keep your feet from moving
When the sand gets so hot
And in the morning it's manna hotcakes
We snack on manna all day
And we sure had a winner last night for dinner
Flaming manna souffle

Well we once complained for something new to munch
The ground opened up and had some of us for lunch
Ooh, such fire and smoke
Can't God even take a joke? Huh? NO!

So you wanna to back to Egypt
Where your friends wait for you
You can throw a big party and tell the whole gang
Of what they said was all true
And this Moses acts like a big shot
Who does he think he is?
Well it's true that God works lots of miracles
But Moses thinks they're all his

Oh we're having so much trouble even now
Why'd he get so mad about that c-c-c-cow (that golded calf)
Moses seems rather idle
He just sits around, he just sits around and writes the Bible!

Oh, Moses, put down your pen!
What? Oh no, manna again?

Oh, manna waffles
Manna burgers
Manna bagels
Fillet of manna
Manna patty
BaManna bread!


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"So You Wanna Go Back To Egypt" as written by Melody Green Keith Gordon Green

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    My InterpretationThis is a song about the children of Israel grumbling in the desert to the God who had delivered them from Pharaoh in Egypt. I think he is also drawing comparisons with some Christians today who might want an easier life! The song exudes biblical truth, humour and challenge from an historical and present day viewpoint. The children of Israel had got tired and bored with the manna which God had miraculously provided for them in the desert and had a good moan about it (Exodus 16). There is also a reference to God's judgement on the sons of Korah (Numbers 16:31-33) with, "Well we once complained for something new to munch, The ground opened up and had some of us for lunch".

    On balance a funny song tinged with biblical rebuke and reflection on the grumblings of the children of Israel which wasn't just because of the manna - though they did eat it for 40 years (Exodus 16:35)!
    robertcousinson February 17, 2016   Link

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