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God's Away On Busines Lyrics

from Blood Money

"God's Away On Busines" is track #5 on the album Blood Money. It was written by Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits.
"God's Away On Busines" is track #5 on the album Blood Money. It was written by Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits.

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I'd sell your heart to the junkman baby
For a buck, for a buck
If you're looking for someone
To pull you out of that ditch
You're out of luck, you're out of luck

The ship is sinking
The ship is sinking
The ship is sinking

{Refrain}:
There's a leak, there's a leak
In the boiler room
The poor, the lame, the blind
Who are the ones
That we kept in charge
Killers, thieves and lawyers

{Chorus}:
God's away, God's away
God's away on business, business
God's away, God's away
God's away on business, business

Digging up the dead
With a shovel and a pick
It's a job, it's a job
Bloody moon rising
With a plague and a flood
Join the mob, join the mob
It's all over, it's all over
It's all over

{Refrain}

{Chorus}

~ Instrumental ~

Goddamn, there's always
Such a big temptation
To be good, to be good
There's always free cheddar
In a mousetrap baby
It's a deal, it's a deal

{Chorus}

I narrow my eyes like a coin slot baby
Let her ring, let her ring

God's away, God's away
God's away on business, business

Songwriters
KATHLEEN BRENNAN, TOM WAITS

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