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God Is In

Eternally ageless, singer songwriter, repercussionist whose music comes from his heart, voice and found objects, Billy Jonas offers his take on all the ways and places God exists. I first heard his music on WXPN 88.5 in Philadelphia .This song resonated so strongly with my perception of the Divine that was shaped by my Jewish upbringing  which was flavored by the teachings of other faiths and cultures to which I was exposed. Since I say that love is my religion and God is too big to put in a box, this expresses it better than I could.

 

God Is In

 

God is in the child’s eyes, see them wide, wondrous, wise – God is in the rain and snow, and each snowflake: this we know – God is in the trees and air; the rocks, the birds, the bees, the bears – God is in the clouds above; God is in each act of love – God is in the oceans deep, some say God goes there to sleep – God is in the mountains high, whistling a lullaby – God is in the darkest woods, God is in your neighborhood – God is in a place that’s near; sometimes it’s just not so clear – God is in …. God is in …. God is in …. God is in …. God is in …. God is in

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God is in your strangest pleasure; some say God is into leather – God is into body piercing; in your nipple, lip, and nose ring – God is in your new tattoo, in your scars and birthmarks too – God is in your brand new nose in your control top pantyhose – God is in the latest fad, except for bungy jumping — thats dangerous and bad – God is in your cellular phone, God will not leave you alone – God is in the internet, wondering why you’re not there yet – God is in Vogue, and Spin, and Rolling Stone cuz God is IN! God is in …. God is in …. God is in …. God is in …. God is in …. God is in

God is in the Christian house; bread and wine and holy cross – God is in the Jewish home; shalom chaverim, shalom – God is in the Muslim, Allah hu akbar salaam – God is in the Hindu way, jai bagwan! namaste – God is in those dancing Pagans, in each drop of perspiration – God is in the Wicken coven; twelve plus one — a perfect dozen! – God is in the Druid’s song, that’s why they go on so long – God is in the Buddhist’s chair saying “don’t just do something — sit there!” – God is in the Vatican; God goes there for vacation – God is in the Quaker meeting, sleeping ’til they start the singing – God is in your guru; how do you spell that? “Gee, you – are – you” – God is in the atheist, saying “yeah, I don’t exist” – God is in the flowing Tao, then and now and now and now – God is in the Rastaman; I and I and on and on – God is in the Moonie wedding; who gets who — begin the betting – God is in the Hare Krishna, rub their heads and make a wish now – God is in …. God is in …. God is in …. God is in …. God is in …. God is in

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God is in your bank account, sometimes juggling the amount – God is in your ATM, counting bills and stacking them – God is in your college fund, laughing cuz it’s gone gone gone – God is in your IRA, adding interest every day – God is in your pocket change, your job is giving it to strangers – God is in the beggar’s cup; sometimes God just fills it up – God is in the empty hand, spent it all on cheap Almaden; – God was in the S & L’s but left, that’s why they went to hell – God is in the Wal-Mart; greets you with a shopping cart – God is in your old jalopy, makes it go when it should not be – God is in the Greyhound bus, sitting in back, watching us – God is in ‘tourist class,’ on a frequent flyer pass – God is in the pilot light; dancing through the night – God is in the radio, Wolfman Jack told me so – God is in the microwave, unless you try to use something metal — then the microwave is the devil; also don’t microwave with plastic wrap cuz it forms molecular bonds with your food and turns your intestines into Tupperware – God is in your Tupperware, but not the lids so buy some spares – God is in …. God is in …. God is in …. God is in …. God is in …. God is in

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God is in the ozone layer; holier and holier – God is in the atom bomb, or at least the atom bomber’s mom – God is in Chechnya, Sobrenica, Slovenica, Serbia, Bosnia, Herzegovia, Montana, Oklahoma – God is incredulous at all the stuff we do to us – God is inspired by those who fly and those who try – God is insatiable so sing and dance way past full – God is in you and me, someday God will help us see that – God is in love with love so live and love and that’s enough – God is inside of you and all you don’t and all you do – God is in your greatest doubt, the jury’s out, the doctor’s out, but – God is in, God is in, God is in your darkest sin, and out and in, and out and in, and God is in …. Goddess in …. God is Zen …. Got us in …. God is in

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Credits:

Words by Billy Jonas, Laura Mahr & Chris Chandler
Music by Billy Jonas
Billy Jonas:  vocals, guitar, industrial re-percussion

Copyright 1998 Billy Jonas, Laura Mahr & Chris Chandler / Bang-A-Bucket Music, BMI www.billyjonas.com

http://youtu.be/BKZ82oo-jN0

  • Brenda

    Very interesting way to look at it. God. Is. In.

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