"What God Wants, Part I" as written by and Hugo Peretti George Weiss....
"I don't mind about the war, that's one of the things I like to watch, if it's a war going on, 'cause then I know if our side's winning, if our side's losing..."
(switch channels)
What God wants God gets God help us all
What God wants God gets (repeated)
The kid in the corner looked at the priest
And fingered his pale blue Japanese guitar
The priest said:

God wants goodness
God wants light
God wants mayhem
God wants a clean fight

What God wants God gets
Don't look so surprised
It's only dogma
The alien prophet cried
The beetle and the springbok
Took the Bible from its hook
The monkey in the corner
Wrote the lesson in his book
What God wants God gets God help us all

God wants peace
God wants war
God wants famine
God wants chain stores

What God wants God gets

God wants sedition
God wants sex
God wants freedom
God wants semtex

What God wants God gets
Don't ok so surprised
I'm only joking
The alien comic cried
The jackass and hyena
Took the feather from its hook
The monkey in the corner
Wrote the joke down in his book
What God wants God gets

God wants borders
God wants crack
God wants rainfall
God wants wetbacks

What God wants God gets

God wants voodoo
God wants shrines
God wants law
God wants organised crime
God wants crusade
God wants jihad
God wants good
God wants bad

What God wants God Gets

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"What God Wants (Part I)" as written by Hugo Peretti George Weiss


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  • +2
    General CommentAmused to death is a concept inspired by the book "Amusing Ourselves to Death" by Neil Postman. Each of the songs on the album relate to, and express his distaste of how ALL television - even the news - is, or is becoming entertainment. In this sone, he seems to railing against the evil things that are done "in God's name"
    Banjaxedon September 30, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIf God is omnipotent, then what "IS" is God's will. I think its as simple as that.

    Is your concept of God big enough to believe he makes autistic children, psychopaths and war mongers?

    If you believe in an omnipotent God, then you must believe he created these things.
    LogicalDreameron April 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBasically shows that any person via their god or voice can justify anything, good or evil.
    FearTecon March 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHow about everything we have is there because crazed as we are [from one perspective] and so delightfully insightful and inventive [from another perspective] we want it there. Part of the fun is not reminding ourselves that we know this.
    sillybunnyon October 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is about how people will follow anything humans tell them is god's will
    incuon May 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, this song is just about people using "god's will" as an excuse for whatever it is they are doing...basically religious extremeism.
    llowellon June 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt can be summed up in two simple words: "Manifest Destiny".
    Tindaloson October 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think what has been said is correct, but to me (I dont know if roger waters intended) it is the philospy that without evil, good could not exist, as in without darkness there is no need for light so shine on. And everything happens for a reason
    cosmic_danceron July 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA quite enjoyable song, though part 2 is better.
    inpraiseoffollyon June 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey guys, Im wondering. Does Roger Waters hate or dislike god in anyway? Does he even bealieve in God? I just need a simple answer. Thanks
    LouDawg808on October 22, 2006   Link

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