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What God Wants (Part I, II & III)

Roger Waters
Language: English



[PART I]

(switch TV channel)

Boy: "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
when our side's winning, if our side's losing..."

(switch TV channel
simian distress screams)


LWC: What God wants God gets!

(cheering
knock-knock)


Voice: “What do you want? Go away!”

What God wants God gets God help us all

Voice: “Go away! Wait...”

(knock-knock-knock)

LWC: What God wants

Voice: “All right! Just a minute, just a minute”

(birds
bricks/concrete blocks being moved)


What God wants God gets, God help us all

(creaky door opening)

LWC: God gets

(dog barking)

What God wants God gets, God help us all

(snarling)

LWC: What God wants God gets

(cheering)

What God wants God gets
What God wants God gets
What God wants God gets

(cheering)

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 want mayhem
God wants a clean fight

What God wants God gets

Don't look so suprised
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

LWC: What God wants God gets
What God wants God gets
What God wants God gets

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

What God wants God gets

God wants sedition
God wants sex

(cheering)

God wants freedom
God wants semtex

What God wants God gets

LWC: What God wants God gets

Don't look so afraid
I'm only joking
The alien comic lied
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

LWC: What God wants God gets
What God wants God gets
What God wants God gets

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

LWC: What God wants God gets

God wants voodoo
God wants shrines
God want law

(fade in cheering)

God wants organized crime
God wants crusade
God wants jihad
God wants good

LWC: Good God wants bad. Bad.

What God wants God gets
What God wants God gets
What God wants God gets
What God wants God gets

(switch TV channel)


[PART II]

Gospel singers: What God want
What God want
What God want
What God want
What God want
What God want

Televangelist: “Do you believe in a better day
Do you have faith in a golden way
If you do, then we must come together this day
Come together as one united television audience
Brought together by the sound of my voice”

Choir: What God wants God Gets

Televangelist: “United! United financially! United socially!
United spiritually and all possible ways!”

Choir: What God wants God gets God help us all

Televangelist: “Through the power of money
And the power of your prayers
I'm asking you to do changes
To say your prayers...”

Choir: What God wants God gets

God wants dollars
God wants cents
God wants pounds shillings and pence
God wants guilders
God wants kroner
God wants Swiss francs
God wants French francs

Man: “Oui il veut des francs francais! Ha ha ha ha!”

God wants escudos
God wants pesetas
Don't send lira
God don't want small potatoes
God wants small towns
God wants pain
God wants clean up rock campaigns
God wants widows
God wants solutions
God wants TV
God wants contributions

What God wants God gets God help us all

Choir: What God wants God gets
What God wants God gets God help us all
What God wants God gets

God wants silver
God wants gold
God wants his secret
Never to be told
God wants gigolos
God wants giraffes
God wants politics
God wants a good laugh

(TV sounds)

What God wants God gets God help us all

Choir: What God wants God gets

God wants friendship
God wants fame
God wants credit
God wants blame
God wants poverty
God wants wealth
God wants insurance
God wants to cover himself

What God wants God gets God help us all

Choir: What God wants God gets What God wants God gets God help us all
What God wants God gets What God wants God gets God help us all
What God wants God gets What God wants God gets God help us all
What God wants God gets What God wants God gets God help us all
What God wants God gets

(vocals fade out to crickets)
(diesel locomotive horns)"




[PART III]

(dog barking)
(switch TV channel)

Man: “And this area is loaded with gold.
Look at the future, gold mines are on fire!”

(ping
ping)


Don't be afraid, it's only business

(ping)

The alien prophet sighed

(ping)
(sighing)

The vulture and the magpie took
The cash box from its hook

(ping)
(screech)

The monkey in the corner
Wrote the figures in his book

Crazed, the checkout's lady fingers
Flash across the till
And the captain posts
The menu of the day
And in banks across the world
Christian, Moslem, Hindu, Jew
And every other race, creed,
Color, tint or hue
Get down on their knees and pray

The racoon and the groundhog
Neatly make up bags of change
But the monkey in the corner, heh
Well, he's slowly drifting out of range

Christ, it's freezing inside!
The veteren cries
The hyenas break cover
And stream through the meadow
And the fog rolls in
Through his bottle of gin
So he picks up a stone
That looks like a bone
And the bullets fly
And the rivers run dry
And the fat girls sigh
And the network anchor persons lie

And the soldier's alone

(phone ring)

In the video zone
But the monkey's not watching
He's slipped out to the kitchen

(phone ring))

To pile the dishes
And answer the phone

(phone ring)
(phone ring)
(picks up phone)

Man singing: “Wait till the sun shies, Nellie
And the clouds have drifted by
We shall be happy, Nellie
By…”

(hangs up phone)


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