You better look down and shake your head.
Look down and shake your head.
Get down and shake a leg.
Get down and shake a leg.
You ought to jump down and wake the dead.
Jump down and wake them.
Oh, Lord.
Oh, Lord.
You better look down and shake your head.
Look down and shake your head.
Get down and shake a leg.
Get down and shake a leg.
You better jump down and wake the dead.
Jump down and wake them.
Oh, Lord.
Oh, Lord.

Oh, Lord, can it be true, these things they say about you?
Oh, what am I to do?
Oh, Lord, when I look out of my window, everything I see is hate and murder.
Stabbin', stealin', rape, and larceny.
Well, I heard that you can stop it, Lord, but you just let it be.
It makes you look down and shake your head.
They act like rabid monkeys chained up in a zoo, and the Bible says that each of us is modeled after you.
Well, Hell, that should offend you, Lord.
If it does, here's what you do:

You ought to look down and shake your head.
Look down and shake your head.
Get down and shake a leg.
Get down and shake a leg.
You ought to jump down and wake the dead.
Jump down and wake them.
Oh, Lord.
Oh, Lord.

Oh, Lord, can't you see what this has done to me?
I've lost my faith in thee.
Woe is me.
Well, the preacher on the T.V., he tells me if I'm poor, I should give him all my money 'cause the Lord will give me more.
Well, I saw him wink and drag a sack of cash on out the door.
Well, he bought himself a Cadillac and now I got less than before.

Look down and shake your head.
Look down and shake your head.
Get down and shake a leg.
Get down and shake a leg.
You better jump down and wake the dead.
Jump down and wake them.
Oh, Lord.
Oh, Lord.
Ought to look down and shake your head.
Look down and shake your head.
Get down and shake a leg.
Get down and shake a leg.
You better jump down and wake the dead.
Jump down and wake them.
Oh, Lord.
Oh, Lord.

They say you'll bring down Armageddon.
They say you'll break the Seventh Seal.
Well, I hope you bring down Armageddon 'cause through the fire and the brimstone, at least I'll finally know you're real, real, real, real.

Oh, Lord, how can it be that you won't talk to me?
Oh, woe.
Woe is me.
Poor me.

Look down and shake your head!
Look down and shake your head!
Get down and shake a leg!
Get down and shake a leg!
You better jump down and wake the dead!
Jump down and wake them!
Oh, Lord!
Oh, Lord!
You better look down and shake your head!
You better look down and shake your head!
You better get down and shake a leg!
You better get down and shake a leg!
You better jump down and wake the dead!
Jump down and wake them!
Oh, Lord!
Oh, Lord!

(Look down and shake your head.)
(Look down and shake your head.)
People on the street, they're ugly, mean, and rude.
(Get down and shake a leg.)
They're bumpin' into me.
(Get down and shake a leg.)
They're bumpin' into you.
(Jump down and wake the dead.)
(Jump down and wake them.)
They never say "Excuse me" or "How do you do?"
Oh, Lord.
Oh, Lord.
(Look down and shake your head.)
(Look down and shake your head.)
(Get down and shake a leg.)
(Get down and shake a leg.)
(Jump down and wake the dead.)
(Jump down and wake them.)
(Oh, Lord.)
(Oh, Lord.)
I swear to you, the next fool who come shootin' his mouth off 'bout his almighty friend up in the sky, he's gonna get a mighty load of me when I sound off in the way of a kick right in his eye.
(Look down and shake your head.)
(Look down and shake your head.)
You're like my landlord in this hovel where I sit.
(Get down and shake a leg.)
(Get down and shake a leg.)
I always pay my rent, but you ain't never fixin' shit.
(Shut yo' mouth!)
(Jump down and wake the dead.)
(Jump down and wake them.)
You should take a look around Lord - your world is just the pits.
Oh, Lord.
Oh, Lord.


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