Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,
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For love of lyrics

I have a favorite song from the soon-to-be-released Nick Cave album. Frankly, I didn't expect the new album to have such strong lyrics... easily some of the best lyrics that Nick Cave had ever done. This song reminds me a bit of a Tom Waits song, really, but it is absolutely perfect for what it is.

God is in the House - lyrics by Nick Cave
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We belayed the cables and the wires.
We've split the wood and stoked the fires.
We lit our town so that there's no place for crime to hide.
Our little church is painted white...
and in the safety of the night,
we all go quiet as a mouse,
for the word is out that God is in the house.

God is in the house... God is in the house.
No cause for worry now... God is in the house.

Moral sneaks in the White House,
Computer geeks in the school house,
Drug freaks in the crack house...
We don't have that stuff here.
We got a tiny little force...
yeah, but we need them of course,
for the kittens in the trees,
and at night we're on our knees, as quiet as a mouse...
for God is in the house.

God is in the house...
God is in the house,
and no one's left in doubt
God is in the house.

Homos roaming the streets in packs,
queer bashers with tire jacks,
lesbian counter attacks...
that stuff is for the big cities.
Our town is very pretty...
We have a pretty little square...
we have a woman for a mayor,
our policy is firm but fair...
now that God is in the house.

God is in the house. God is in the house...
Any day now he'll come out. God is in the house.

Well-meaning little therapists,
Goose stepping, twelve-stepping teetotalitarianists,
The tipsy, the reeling, and the drop down pissed...
We've got no time for that stuff here.
Zero crime and no fear...
and we've bred all our kittens white,
so that you can see them in the night...
and at night we're on our knees, as quiet as a mouse,
since the word got out, from the north down to the south.
For no one's left in doubt, there's no fear about...
If we all hold hands and very quietly shout
"Hallelujah..."

God is in the house.
God is in the house.
(Oh I wish he would come out... )
God is in the house.
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