God's Away on Business (Ft. Elise 5000​)​(​Prod by the 17th)

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The 17th sheds light on how he feels about Religion. This is one of the deepest tracks on the album. Very controversial and very catchy. You just wont be able to stop chanting "God's away, Gods away, God's away on business..." by the time you finish listening to this one. Elise 5000 gives this track just enough of her sweet melodic tone. Pay attention.

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They keep talking forgivesness, ask Jesus for forgivenes, huh, I never did nothing to him.

Chorus:
God's away, God's away, God's away on business (8x)

Verse 1:
We love, we hate. We build and we break. We look up and we pray, every day, and we follow what you say. But its just dumb. How can we say you're so great when we've never seen your face. What if we praise you until we meet our fate and take a leap of faith and see what we read is fake. Time, is erased. Is this life, or is it a race? ...to paradise, please paraphrase, cause if there's a better place than how's this not a waste? I was raised in your grace and at 8 I thought it was cool that a man walk on lakes. Healing a man that couldnt walk on his legs, but that's just about as nuts as eve talking to snakes. I think I changed when I found out Saint Nick was fake, at church in the halls taking a break, the same day we learned about a man that was placed in a cave dead, poof!, than became awake and escaped. But how can I believe when I've never seen your face? But we keep having kids and lie right to their face. And dont tell me to have faith. Thats just something people say to feel complacent and safe!

Bridge: Oh God, dear God, I hope that you exist. So i can live my life with purpose and with happiness. And when I put my hands together and I pray to you, please dont have something else to do. To you, from me, to you.

Chorus:
God's away, God's away, God's away on business (8x)
(Sample of 5 year old preacher quoting Bible)

Verse 2:
Maybe I should just pick up a Bible and read it. Maybe I dont want to. Maybe I'm affraid that I might believe it. Than I'd have to change, and build faith, and than I couldnt act the same, and I'd feel fake, and people would look at me strange cause I feel great. And there'd be no way for me to prove that God is real, wait....it takes just as much faith for me to believe we came from apes and there's still apes. You could make a real case when you read this stuff. I just don't know if it will ever be enough for me to believe in something I cant see and touch. That's like calling a dog a fucking male dog without seeing nuts. And than there's all this stuff that Jesus does in the book we all need and trust. I've never seen a monkey turn into a man, but than again I've never seen a woman get fucking pregnant without being touched. No one's seen enough to say it's true. And I'm not less of a person cause I don't believe the same as you. We could debate the truth but there's no fucking way that you know there's a heaven, you're just scared and you say you do. I hate to break the truth cause it hurts to say it, but you won't know if you have a soul until you're terminated. So just do what you do best. Take what your family, your friends, and your church tells you and regurgitate it.

Bridge:
I also think that people are so scared about what they don't know, they make things up to feel better about it.
Like life....about the dying huh?....heaven.
Hmm...I hope that parts true, dont you? I dont think we know the actual truth about anything, I know I don't.

Chorus:
God's away, God's away, God's away on business (8x)

(Man calls God....he gets God's voicemail, man gets impatient and says "fuck this" and hangs up)

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from Inside Jokes with Complete Strangers, track released February 12, 2014
Produced by the 17th
Written by the 17th
Recorded by the 17th
Mixed & Mastered by the 17th

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