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Music by elton johnLyrics by tim riceFrom the soundtrack the road to el doradoI hardly think I’m qualifiedTo come across all sanctifiedI just don’t cut it with the cherubimThe town’s already on it’s kneesBeing worshipped is a breezeI barely know the words to any hymnListen if we don’t complyWith the locals’ wishesI can see is being sacrificed or stuffedLet’s be gods, the perks are greatEl dorado on a plateLocal feelings should not be rebuffedIt’s great to be a godTread where mortals have not trodBe defied when really you’re a shamBe an object of devotionBe the subject of psalmsIt’s a terrifying notionAll those prayers and thos salaamsAny normal man would bridle if he’s forced to be an idolAnd a normal man’s exactly what I amAll the same it’s pretty clearThe bastards don’t keep much up hereThey must have zillions under lock and keyBut gods can force then to unleashEnough to make us nouveau richeBeyond our wildest dreams so follow meCan’t you see I won’t relaxIf religious maniacsTell me I’m all-powerful and sublimeHow can I be their beliefWhen I’m lying through my teethWhy don’t we just say some other timeIt’s great to be a godBut if you get the people’s nodCount your blessings, keep them sweet is my adviceBe nirvana be salvationBe all things to all menButter up your congregationEvery sunday score a tenAll the alternative is direSimply frying pan to fireSo sign on two new gods for paradise

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