Snider, Todd - In The Beginning Lyrics

In the beginning man wondered to himself: 'Why, oh why are we here?'
And yet with each asking of this question the answer would become even less clear
Overwhelmed by fear, distraction took its place
And so its was in the world's first shelter that we began the human race
The human race to fill up more and more empty space
Oh, how we loved the human race

Until one day this one guy said to this other guy
He said: 'Hey you see that guy over there?
'He's got more than everybody else has got
'To me that don't seem fair'

Well, the second guy agreed with the first guy
Everybody else did too
Till they all got so worked up
They figured there was something they just had to do

Divide his things up among each other
After they killed him of course
For they could see no real good reason
Not to just take what they wanted by force

But when they found him he said: 'Hey wait a minute, fellas
'I wouldn't kill me just now
'You can see that I've got more than any of you have ever got
'Wouldn't you first at least like to know how?'

And with that he had their attention
And with that he went on loud and clear
He said : 'You all know how long we've all wondered
'Why, oh why are we here?

'Well, today I'm gonna tell you all about it
'I'm gonna teach you about suffering and bliss
'I'm gonna teach you a little about heaven and hell
'And the god that gave me all this

'God gave me this because I'm humble
'And He can do the same for you, too
'But if you're seeking His love and affection
'What you're doing is the last thing I'd do

'He sends killers to hellfire'
'Both here and eternally'
'The good live forever in a place called heaven'
'God told me this personally'

Who you gonna trust if you can't trust me?

'So unless you want suffering and heartache'
'Unless you want trouble and fear'
'You better find some kind of way to humble yourself'
'May I suggest helping me clean up around here?'

'Course I could pay you a little bit of money'
'But more importantly God would see'
'And if He sees you working humbly'
'Someday He may give you what He's given me'

Well, the crowd just didn't know what to do with that
Nor could they prove what he said wasn't true
And since he had what everyone else thought they wanted
It seemed like a thing to do

And with that we rolled into the future
And ain't it a son of a bitch
To think that we would still need religion
To keep the poor from killing the rich?

Who you gonna trust if you don't trust me?

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Snider, Todd In The Beginning Comments
  1. Thomas Koehler

    and so, the rich use religion to keep from getting killed by the poor...but the poor are unable to use religion to keep the rich from killing them...

  2. A.M Buitrago

    I need Todd in my life. It is how it is.

  3. Dean Mabury

    And don't forget to tell them that, He Loves Them!

  4. FillUmUpp

    yup, this is a great song, 23000 views is an insult.. plain and simple

  5. William Karstens

    Great song.. minor point, they killed ol Jesus....  but who you gonna trust?

    Robert Cowling

    Only because he sought to end suffering, and without suffering the people get uppity and that's not going to reinforce the whole religious shtick at all...

  6. FillUmUpp

    Christian Rock? haha

  7. Patrick Lucas

    Fucking genius

  8. Yuda Ben

    This reminds me of Patton Oswald bit "Sky cake". I love Todd man...

  9. WellzTheDude

    hes neither btw

  10. WellzTheDude

    Apav5 Really??? read the lyrics..til the end

  11. W B

    I heard this while cruising down in Florida. I wrote it down and just found it

  12. Aurangzeb61789

    Good Lord!
    That was great!

  13. Rev Eddro

    Todd kicks it...Rev Eddro

  14. Memphis via Mars

    Just found out who this guy is. I'm gonna enjoy going through his discography

  15. jasyoshi

    Fuckin awesome

  16. koolinturn

    This song wins SO HARD????????????????????

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  19. bonemachine29

    This is definitely my favourite album of the year so far!

  20. Mary Briggs

    What amazing talent and insight !!! Todd Snider is a gift!!!!!!!