Thank You God

Tim Minchin

Tom: C
F C I have an apology to make, Dm I'm afraid I've made a big mistake, I turned my face away from You, Cadd4 C Lord. F C I was too blind to see the light, Dm I was too weak to feel your might, I closed my eyes, I couldn't see the Cadd4 C truth, Lord. E But then like Saul on the Damascus Am road, E Am You sent a messenger to me, and so, F I have had the truth revealed to me, Em Please forgive me all those things I said, F I'll no longer betray you, Lord, G I will pray to you instead. Bb F C And I will say thank you, thank you, thank you God. Bb F C Thank you, thank you, thank you God. C Thank you God, for fixing the G cataracts of Sam's mum. I had no idea but it's suddenly so clear, C Now I feel such a cynic how could I C7 have been so dumb? F Thank you for displaying how praying works, C A particular prayer in a particular church, D Thank you Sam, for the chance to G acknowledge this omnipotent ophthalmologist. C Thank you God, for fixing the G cataracts of Sam's mum. I didn't realise that it was so simple, C But you've shown a great example of C7 just how it can be done, F You only need to pray in a particular spot, C To a particular version of a particular god, D And if you pull that off without a hitch, G He will fix one eye of one middle-class white bitch. Am Fdim7 I know in the past my outlook has been limited, Am I couldn't see examples of where Fdim7 life had been divinitive, F C But I can admit it when the evidence is clear, D G As clear as Sam's mum's new cornea. That's extremely clear! Extremely clear!
C Thank you God, for fixing the G cataracts of Sam's mum. I have to admit that in the past I have been skeptical, C But Sam described this miracle and C7 I am overcome. F How fitting that the sighting of a sight-based intervention, C Should open my eyes to this exciting new dimension. D It's like someone put an eye chart on the wall in front of me, G And the top five letters say I-C-G-O-D. C Thank you Sam, for showing how my G point of view has been so flawed. I assumed there was no God at all but now I see that's cynical, C It's simply that His interests C7 aren't particularly broad. F He's largely undiverted by the starving masses, C Or the inequality between the various classes. D He gives out strictly limited passes, G Redeemable for surgery or two-for-one glasses. Am Fdim7 I feel so shocking for historically mocking. Am No, your interests are clearly Fdim7 confined to the ocular. F C I bet given the chance you'd eschew the divine, D And start a little business selling G contacts online. C Fuck me Sam, what are the odds G that of history's endless parade of gods, C C7 That the god that you just happen to be taught to believe in is the actual one and he digs on healing, F But not the AIDS-ridden African C nations, or the victims of the plague, or the flood-addled Asians, D But healthy, privately-insured G Australians, with common and curable corneal degeneration? Am Fdim7 This story of Sam's has but a single explanation: Am Fdim7 A surgical god who digs on magic operations. Am No it couldn't be mistaken Fdim7 attribution of causation, Am Fdim7 Born of a coincidental temporal correlation, Am Fdim7 Exacerbated by a general lack of education, Am Fdim7 Vis-a-vis physics in Sam's parish congregation. F And it couldn't be that all these C pious people are liars. F It couldn't be an artifact of C confirmation bias. F A product of group-think, Cdim7 A mass delusion, G An Emperor's-New-Clothes-style fear Fdim7 of exclusion. Am No it's more likely to be an Fdim7 all-powerful magician, Am Than the misdiagnosis of the initial Fdim7 condition, Am Fdim7 Or one of many cases of spontaneous remission, Am Or a record-keeping glitch by the Fdim7 local physician. F C No, the only explanation for Sam's mum seeing: F They prayed to an all-knowing C super-being. F To the omnipresent master of the Cdim7 universe, G And he liked the sound of their Fdim7 muttered verse. Am So for a bit of a change from his G usual stunt, F Em Of being a sexist, racist, murderous cunt, F Em He popped down to Dandenong and just like that, F Cdim7 Used his powers to heal the cataracts, G Ab Of Sam's mum. A Of Sam's mum. -KEY CHANGE- D Thank you God, for fixing the A cataracts of Sam's mum. I didn't realise that it was such a simple thing. D I feel such a ding-a-ling, what an ignorant scum. G Now I understand how prayer can work, D A particular prayer in a particular church, G In a particular style, with the particular stuff, D And for particular problems that aren't particularly tough, G And for particular people, preferably white, D And for particular senses, preferably sight, G A particular prayer in a particular spot, Fdim7 To a particular version of a particular god. A And if you get that right, he just might, G Take a break from giving babies malaria, D And pop down to your local area, E A D To fix the cataracts of your mum. A D Hallelujah!
Composição: Tim MinchinColaboração e revisão: mrPorkaum

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