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Thank God I’m an Atheist

Al Baker


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"Thank God, I’m An Atheist" ..Who said that? Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Errico Malatesta, Ernst Bloch, Luis Buñuel... even Woody Allen.. and many others.
The greatest papers of Aquinas I have read
But nothing he had said was finer
Than the words of faith she brought into our bed..
The rhetoric of skeptics, oh I have it all by heart
From Percy Shelley down to Marx – they're driving us apart

"It's my comfort and my hope" she cried, but I don't understand
'Cause I'm terrified my life could rest in someone else's hands
You took that halo off your head - and said you'd never leave me
So why not hang those angel wings.. -above my bed this evening

But you can talk to me if you need to know there's someone there
I'll sing you a love song the way you'd say a prayer
But nothing lasts forever, and nothing good goes on without a fight..
Everybody dies, and baby that's – alright..

Your psychic and your séance may not bring us any closer
As a ghost I'd tell you nothing that I couldn't tell you now..
Supplication for salvation, playing helpless for the host
My love I cannot tell you how it breaks my heart to see you bow

Hang your head, talk to the dead and cry about your sins
I know that nothing Jesus said could make you laugh again
You can learn from your mistakes my love and leave them in the past
I never said it would be easy – but then again you never asked

But you can talk to me if you need to know there's someone there
I'll sing you a love song the way you'd say a prayer
But nothing lasts forever, and nothing good goes on without a fight..
Everybody dies, and baby that's – alright..


Because I'm not afraid of death and I am not a-tired of living
I have tempted, I have sinned and I don't want to be forgiven
By a God, or a King who thinks I owe him anything and threatens Hell
If I should question or rebel

And you know I would trade my immortal soul for your hand to hold
No God I've ever heard of good at keeping out the cold
If Heaven has a place for you, they'll judge you in the end
As a lover and a friend and not on whether you pretend
He knows about your hunger, that he knows about your thirst
He knows about the drugs you took and how they made it worse
He knows about your heart and how you fix it when it breaks
And how this city makes you lazy – and the world just makes you wait

But you can talk to me if you need to know there's someone there
I'll sing you a love song the way you'd say a prayer
But nothing lasts forever, and nothing good goes on without a fight..
Everybody dies, and, baby, that's – alright..

But you can talk to me if you need to know there's someone there
I'll sing you a love song the way you'd say a prayer
But nothing lasts forever, and nothing good goes on without a fight..
Everybody dies, and, baby, that's alright..
and oh, baby, that's alright.

inviata da giorgio - 16/8/2010 - 08:17


[Da un po' di tempo per quanto mi assicuri -prima dell'invio - che tutte le iniziali di un titolo in inglese siano maiuscole, me lo ritrovo poi, dopo l'invio, con almeno una delle iniziali in minuscolo (e in maiuscolo magari la meno opportuna a rimanervi :-).. Qualcuno sa rivelarmi l'arcano?]
(giorgio)

Una procedura automatica in javascript cambia i titoli inglesi in titleCase. Evidentemente ci dev'essere qualche bug in questa funzione, probabilmente dovuto al carattere utilizzato per l'apostrofo in "I’m an Atheist" che e' diverso da "I'm an Atheist".... (Lorenzo)

16/8/2010 - 12:15


No, fa sto scherzo anche se non ci sono apostrofi (provare per credere).. Quindi il bug fa funzionare lo script al contrario.. Bisognerebbe forse provare a mandare il titolo in minuscole :)

giorgio - 16/8/2010 - 12:54


Last chorus is actually:
"But nothing lasts forever, and only love and rage can set it right"

Perry - 24/5/2012 - 01:18



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