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Machine - There But For The Grace Of God, Go I Lyrics

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TitleThere But For The Grace Of God, Go I
ArtistMachine
AlbumThere But For The Grace Of God, Go I [1992], Track 14
Machine [1979], Track 1
GenreDisco, Funk, Pop, Soul
Duration00:07:21
Rank3,447 (+190) history »
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Carlos and Carmen Vidal just had a child
A lovely girl with a crooked smile
Now they gotta split 'cause the Bronx ain't fit
For a kid to grow up in
Let's find a place they say, somewhere far away
With no blacks, no Jews and no gays

There but for the grace of God, there go I
There but for the grace of God, there go I, I, I, I, I, I, I

Poppy and the family left the dirty streets
To find a quiet place overseas
And year after year the kid has to hear
The do's and don'ts and the dears
And when she's ten years old she digs that rock'n'roll
But Poppy bans it from the home

There but for the grace of God, there go I
There but for the grace of God, oh go I (could be me, could be you)
There but for the grace of God, oh go I, I, I, I, I, I, I

Baby, she turns out to be a natural freak
Gaining weight and losing sleep
And when she's sweet sixteen, she packs her things and leaves
With a man she met on the street
Carmen starts to bawl, bangs her head to the wall
Too much love is worse than none at all

There but for the grace of God, there go I
There but for the grace of God, there go I
There but for the grace of God, oh go I
There but for the grace of God, oh go I, I, I, I, I, I, I

(Solo)

Carlos and Carmen Vidal just had a child
A lovely girl with a crooked smile
Now they gotta split 'cause the Bronx ain't fit
For a kid to grow up in
Let's find a place they say, somewhere far away
With no blacks, no Jews and no gays

There but for the grace of God, there go I
There but for the grace of God, oh go I, I, I, I, I, I, I.
submitted by M.A.D on September 27th, 2005
corrected by maria vitale on May 27th, 2014




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0 likes - like | 26-05-2014 10:06 nitestar95 
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Lyrics are wrong. Not 'getting rest'; It's "gaining weight and losing sleep". Later releases changed it to taking pills and doing weed, it also changed the 'no blacks, no jews and no gays' as well. But the original has the most impact, as it tells a tale of how two conservative parents take their baby girl away from the hood, only to have her turn out to be exactly what they feared all along.