Christian Life

Original Artist: Ben Folds, Nick Hornby

Everyone sells stuff they don't believe in
Movie actors do it all the time
Guys with cases of useless health drinks
and politics (and politics)
they push statistics full of lies

Bill can see he's not the worst of the offenders
It's not like his job causes actual harm
He dispenses cake and kindness to old ladies
Getting by
With platitude
And charm

It's just a job, it's just a job
Too late to change it
Put in the hours
Bring home the pay
Watching sports on Sunday
After the service
He no longer worries
About Judgement Day

But he's sure there's no one else inside his work place
If he were here, he left some time ago
So, Sundays, Bill just waffles on and on about Grace
Avoiding the
Subject of
What's down below

It's just a job, it's just a job
Too late to change it
Put in the hours
Bring home the pay
Watching sports on Sunday
After the service
He no longer worries
About Judgement Day

It's not like there was this one flash of insight
Now how come if there's a God, we get Darfur?
It was just a gradual dimming of that bright light
The realisation Christ
Works best as a metaphor

It's just a job, it's just a job
Too late to change it
Put in the hours
Bring home the pay
Watching sports on Sunday
After the service
He no longer worries
About Judgement Day