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God Shuffled His Feet : Crash Test Dummies

Posted by Remy on May 13, 2009

One of my alltime favorite songs, very apocalyptic. I love how the chorus shifts in meaning. At first the shuffling seems to be God’s discomfort at the question. He responds in parable confusing them and then breaking out into dancing. Listen to the song here, lyrics below:

After seven days He was quite tired so God said:
“Let there be a day just for picnics, with wine and bread”
He gathered up some people he had made
Created blankets and laid back in the shade

The people sipped their wine
And what with God there, they asked him questions
Like: do you have to eat Or get your hair cut in heaven?
And if your eye got poked out in this life
Would it be waiting up in heaven with your wife?

God shuffled his feet and glanced around at them;
The people cleared their throats and stared right back at him

So he said:”Once there was a boy who woke up with blue hair
To him it was a joy until he ran out into the warm air
He thought of how his friends would come to see;
And would they laugh, or had he got some strange disease?

God shuffled his feet and glanced around at them;
The people cleared their throats and stared right back at him

The people sat waiting out on their blankets in the garden
But God said nothing so someone asked him: “I beg your pardon:
I’m not quite clear about what you just spoke
Was that a parable, or a very subtle joke?”

God shuffled his feet and glanced around at them;
The people cleared their throats and stared right back at him

One Response to “God Shuffled His Feet : Crash Test Dummies”

  1. Thanks for reminding me about these guys. Good band.

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