god’s song (that’s why i love mankind) lyrics – randy newman

cain slew abel, seth knew not why
for if the children of israel
were supposed to multiply
why must any of the children die?
so he asked the lord and the lord said

“man means nothing, he means less to me
than the lowliest cactus flower
or the humblest yucca tree
chases ’round this desert
’cause he thinks that’s where i’ll be
that’s why i love mankind”

“i recoil in horror from the foulness of thee
from the squalor and the filth and the misery
how we laugh up here in heaven
at the prayers you offer me
that’s why i love mankind”

christians and the jews
were having a jamboree
the buddhists and the hindus
joined on satellite tv
picked their four greatest priests
and they began to speak

they said, “lord, a plague is on the world
lord, no man is free
the temples that we built to you
have tumbled into the sea
“lord, if you won’t take care of us
won’t you please, please let us be?”
and the lord said, and the lord said

“i burn down your cities, how blind you must be
i take from you your children
and you say how blessed are we
you all must be crazy to put your faith in me
that’s why i love mankind, you really need me
that’s why i love mankind”

/ randy newman lyrics