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Goddamn Thing

(The Crumbling Empire Of White People)

Sing a song of superstition
Retrogressive message of the times
Lying swineherds claim religion
To justify their crimes
You're not the only one caught in its grip
You're not the only one about to jump ship
Defy apocalyptic visions
That hold the world upon a string
'Cause all the law and all the scripture
It doesn't mean a goddamn thing

Sing a song of evolution
The most likely way from there to here
Why the ballyhoo'd confusion?
The evidence seems clear
You're not the only one who is afraid
You're not the only one who's feeling dismayed
About the holocaust a-brewing
The one the sons of God will bring
But all the law and all the scripture
It doesn't mean a goddamn thing

Call it intuition
Call it Random Chance, God's grace, or ESP
The pattern won't matter when the answer
Strips the mystery

Sing a song of peace and freedom
For the panoply of humankind
Without deities to lead them
The people be just fine
You're not the only one who hopes it so
You're not the only one all ready to go
Into an arbitrary future
That needs not clergyman nor king
Where all the law and all the scripture
It doesn't mean a goddamn thing

Sing a song of global justice
All for One from Pole to melting Pole
Put your money where your trust is
No more rigmarole
You're not the only one who thinks it strange
You're not the only one gone crazy for change
And if these blossoms in the winter
Come to fruition in the spring
Then all the law and all the scripture
Ain't gonna mean a goddamn thing