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    "There But For The Grace Of God, Go I" Lyrics

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    Genre:Disco, Funk, Pop, Soul
    Duration:00:05:19
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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

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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, 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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       nitestar95 says:
      Like 026-05-2014 10:06
       
      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.