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God on a String

from Angry Odin by And Tears Fell

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Originally recorded in 1988 as an early And Tears Fell demo, this track was rerecorded in 1991 and included on the late-'90s CD release of Angry Odin. Hypocrisy in organized religion (especially among televangelists) was a favorite lyrical target of Todd's.


God on a String
(T. Downing)

leave the building
there's a building on fire
there's a god on a string
sing your praises
there's a woman on fire
she's wearing your ring

the evil tide flows back & forth
and crashes on the shore
you say you can't tell
who is who
and what is what anymore
the ultra-righteous
beats his bible
while he makes the sting
he's got his hand
in your back pocket
and his god on a string

sign your name
divide the cash
I'm on your side
strive to guide
leader in the media
somebody lied


from Angry Odin, released August 10, 1993
Todd Downing - rhythms, keyboards, guitars, vocals


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And Tears Fell Seattle, Washington

And Tears Fell was an eclectic art-rock recording project founded by Todd & Samantha Downing in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1988. Twenty years, a move to Seattle and five albums later, Todd put the project to bed for good. The REQUIEM album is a tribute to Samantha, who lost her battle with cancer in 2005. ... more

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