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Etta James — God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)
Album: Etta James
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Released: 1973
Length: 3:32
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Cain slew Abel, Seth knew not why
For if the children of Israel were 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
He 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

The Christians and the Jews were having a jamboree
The Buddhists and the Hindus joined on satellite TV
They 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
Comments (13)add comment
What a voice!
this is brand new to me. how awesome.
That was awesome! I've never heard this version before.
Randy Newman lyrics?  Figures.  Not a typical spiritual for Etta James.

And he's not wrong.
This is also the song I often find to download for free, set as my cell phone tonos de llamada
Randy, you might now want to move over.  I think Etta now owns this song.  
9?  Nah it's a 10 *
Did I hear Bill say that this is a Randy Newman tune?
Yes, indeed.  

See there is a John Martyn cover  https://secondhandsongs.com/pe...
good Lord that woman could WAIL. 
A solid 9!
Fantastic cover of a Randy Newman song!
New to me. Etta in her prime.
new music on RP
first comment & rating

love Etta James