During this eight-minute epic, Randy Newman
pits "true believers" against atheist scientists. The song examines evolution and the 'dark matter' of the album title with the religious side coming out on top, largely thanks to the power of music. Asked by Pitchfork
why faith comes out on top, despite not being a believer himself, Newman replied:
"Faith wins because it's got Dorothy Love Coates, the Golden Gate Quartet, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, everybody. I don't know whether I am a music lover, strictly - it's hard to say how I feel about it - but I love good gospel music. No doubt. My side, the agnostic, atheist side, has got nothing like that. There's no great song that's like, 'Let's all not believe and play our agnostic hymnals!' They got everything: the high ceilings, the confessions - man what a hit idea."