God reached his hand down from the sky
He flooded the land then he set it on fire
He said, "Fear me again. Know I'm your father.
Remember that no one can breathe underwater"

So bend your knees and bow your heads
Save your babies, here's your future
Yeah, here's your future

God reached his hand down from the sky
God asked Noah if he wanted to die
He said no sir
Oh, no, sir

God said here's your future
It's going to rain
So we're packing our things
We're building a boat
Where God will create the new master race
Cause we're so pure
Oh, we're so pure
So here's your future

God told his son it's time to come home
I promise you won't have to die all alone
I need you to pay for the sins I create
His son said, "I will but Dad, I'm afriad"

Yeah, so here's your future
Here's your future
Yeah, here's your future
So here's your future
So here's your future
So here's your future


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    More broadly, this song is about how our future isn't always driven by our own actions and decisions - but are more often driven by external forces. These forces set the limiting framework that we can act within. Here the Thermals have named these external forces "God", speaking through parable of how "Noah", us, are dealt a hand that we must simply play; as "no one can breathe underwater", no one can exist in our world without submitting to the limitations of our environment. "Jesus" is representative of the right we are born with, free will - posing the question: if we are subject to our environment, how free are we really to choose? How much of our future is truly our own?

    shadowplayedon November 25, 2016   Link
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    One of the best songs of 2006.

    God told his son it's time to come home I promise you won't have to die all alone I need you to pay for the sins I create His son said, "I will but Dad, I'm afraid"

    Brilliant.

    Mr. Ton September 12, 2006   Link
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    here's what the band had to say about the album:

    According to a press release, "The lyrics envision a United States governed by a fascist Christian state, and focus on the need (and means) to escape. While hardly a concept album, there is definitely a story told in the songs: a story about getting the fuck OUT while you still can."

    cmanon January 29, 2007   Link
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    Basically it's just talking about how everyone is fucked when the Christian God takes over the USA and you better leave before you're screwed.

    Alejoon May 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
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    God's gonna drown me if I don't figure this out. (That's a true statement)

    Morgan Hooon May 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
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    cool song.super voice and brilliant lyrics

    thefakerthebetteron October 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    Clearly about the flood and full of awesome irony.

    Smolten Groveon January 05, 2007   Link
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    haha I think its "know I'm your father" not "no, I'm your father"

    EJohns88on January 06, 2007   Link
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    !

    sugaroton January 19, 2007   Link
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    "God said here's your future- IT'S GONNA RAIN." `my favorite line Awesome song. Anybody else hear it off the show 'Weeds'??

    BLAHness90on August 21, 2007   Link

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