Eighth Day

Album: Breaking Glass (1980)
Charted: 5
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  • In the beginning was the word, man said: Let there be more light
    Electric scenes and laser beams, neon brights the light abhorring nights
    On the second day he said: Let's have a gas
    Hydrogen and cholera and pest
    Let's make some germs, we'll poison the worms
    Man will never be suppressed

    And he said: Behold what I have done
    I've made a better world for everyone
    Nobody laugh, nobody cry
    World without end, forever and ever
    Amen, amen, amen

    On the third we get green and blue for pie
    On the fourth we send rockets to the sky
    On the fifth make the beasts and submarines
    On the sixth man prepares his final dream:
    In our image, let's make robots for our slaves
    Imagine all the time that we can save
    Computers, machines, the silicon dream
    Seventh he retired from the scene

    And he said: Behold what I have done
    I've made a better world for everyone
    Nobody laugh, nobody cry
    World without end, forever and ever
    Amen (amen), amen (amen), amen (amen)

    On the eighth day machine just got upset
    A problem man had never seen as yet
    No time for flight, a blinding light
    And nothing but a void, forever night

    He said: Behold what man has done
    There's not a world for anyone
    Nobody laughed, nobody cried
    World's at an end, everyone has died
    Forever amen (amen), amen (amen), amen (amen)

    He said: Behold what man has done
    There's not a world for anyone
    Nobody laughed, nobody cried
    World's at an end, everyone has died
    Forever amen (amen), amen (amen), amen (amen)

    (Amen) Writer/s: HAZEL THEREASA O'CONNOR
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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