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Roger Waters – It's A Miracle lyrics

Miraculous you call it babe
You ain't seen nothing yet
They've got Pepsi in the Andes
Mcdonalds in Tibet
Yosemite's been turned into
A golf course for the Japs
The Dead Sea is alive with rap
Between the Tigris and Euphrates
There's a leisure centre now
They've got all kinds of sports
They've got Bermuda shorts
They had s** in Pennsylvania
A Brazilian grew a tree
A doctor in Manhattan
Saved a dying man for free
It's a miracle
Another Miracle
By the grace of God Almighty
And the pressures of the marketplace
The human race has civilized itself
It's a miracle
We've got warehouses of butter
We've got oceans of wine
We've got famine when we need it
Got designer crime
We've got Mercedes
We've got Porsche
Ferrari and Rolls Royce
We've got choice
She said meet me
In the Garden of Gethsemene my dear
The Lord said Peter I can see
Your house from here
An honest family man
Finally reaped what he had sown
A farmer in Ohio has just repaid a loan
It's a miracle
By the grace of God Almighty
And the pressures of the marketplace
The human race has civilized itself
It's a miracle
We cower in our shelters
With our hands over our ears
Lloyd-Webber's awful stuff
Runs for years and years and years
An earthquake hits the theatre
But the operetta lingers
Then the piano lid comes down
And breaks his fucking fingers
It's a miracle

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    This is a very sarcastic song. The first part is mostly about how we are destroying the world for our own benefit and enjoyment. Then he says "A doctor in Manhatten saved a dying man for free." which, I presume, is sarcasm at it's finest. He's almost saying that even doctor's have little regard for human life over money that it's a miracle when a doctor saves someone who's dying for free, rather than helping them because they are another human being. The part after the first chorus deals with the theme of "Amused to Death", such as the thought that we have all these things that we think make us happy but in the end they really do not, we are just killing the Earth and in turn, ourselves. Right before the second chorus he says "and a farmer in Ohio has just repaid a loan." this is the same case as the doctor part. We care so much for money over our fellow man that it's a miracle when a person can pay off a loan that he needed to survive. The last part is just Roger Waters' hatred for Lloyd Webber showing. As most fans of Waters know, Roger has a supreme hatred for Andrew Lloyd Weber, so he believes when "the piano lid comes down and breaks his fucking fingers" that it's "a miracle".
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