God is a Real Estate Developer

(G) God is a real estate developer
(C7) With offices around the (G) nation
They say one day (G7) he’ll liquidate
His (C7) holdings up on high
(G) I say it’s (D7) all specul(G)ation

He may be an absentee landlord
This may be a low rent universe
The roof may need repairs
But at least the floor is there
And the rent is not due til the first

So (C7) save one last dance for the Savior
When that(G) final Hail Mary is said
(C7) Life is a dancehall
That’s (G) why we’ve got (E7) all those
Little (A) angels dancing ’round (D7) with pinheads

The Lord Almighty Ltd
And his chosen elect
Sit on the Up on High Development Board
Quoting the Bible as they hoard
The Good Book has a new look, I suspect

Captain Swing (Mercury 1989) / Captain Swing (Mighty Sound 2004)

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I left the country the first time Reagan was elected, but nobody knew I had been here in the first place. So that was part of my thinking behind taking this opportunity, the access, the debut, the whole debutante aspect of working for a major label.