Roger Waters - Amused To Death

Amused To Death    7th September 1992

ďItís a MiracleĒ    (Waters)

Miraculous you call it babe.
You ain't seen nothing yet.
They've got Pepsi in the Andes,
They got McDonalds in Tibet.
Yosemite's been turned into
A golf course for the Japs.
And 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 sex in Pennsylvania.
A Brazilian grew a tree.
A doctor in Manhattan,
Saved a dying man for free.

It's a miracle,
Itís a miracle,
Itís 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,
We got designer crime.
We've got Mercedes,
We've got Porsche,
Ferrari and Rolls Royce.
Yeah, we've got choice.

She said meet me
In the Garden, of Gethsemane my dear.
The Lord said ĎPeter, I can see,
Your house from hereí.
An honest man,
Finally, reaped what he had sown.
A farmer in Ohio has just repaid a loan.

It's a miracle,
Itís a miracle,
Itís 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 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.