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God Shuffled His Feet Lyrics Meanings
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God Shuffled His Feet Lyrics

After seven days
He was quite tired so God said
"Let there be a day
Just for picnics, with wine and bread"
He gathered up some people he had made
Created blankets and laid back in the shade

The people sipped their wine
And what with God there, they asked him questions
Like, do you have to eat
Or get your hair cut in heaven?
And if your eye got poked out in this life
Would it be waiting up in heaven with your wife?

God shuffled his feet and glanced around at them
The people cleared their throats and stared right back at him

So he said "once there was a boy
Who woke up with blue hair
To him it was a joy
Until he ran out into the warm air
He thought of how his friend would come to see
And would they laugh, or had he got some strange disease?"

God shuffled his feet and glanced around at them
The people cleared their throats and stared right back at him

The people sat waiting
Out on their blankets in the garden
But God said nothing
So someone asked him "I beg your pardon
I'm not quite clear about what you just spoke
What that a parable, or a very subtle joke?"

God shuffled his feet and glanced around at them
The people cleared their throats and stared right back at him

Writer(s): Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Copyright: BRAD ROBERTS
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I think this song is about acceptance, and how it tends to fly over people's heads. The story follows: God creates everything and invites his people (Christians) to a picnic. Of course, people have all sorts of questions about Heaven, but that's not a lesson God wants them to learn. Instead, he tries to teach them about all the different people in the world. He tells a story of a kid who finds out he is unique, but is rejected by other people who don't understand it. After telling the story, people ask God if his story was a parable or a joke. This line represents two kinds of people in the world - the people who mock difference (homophobes, ableists, etc) and the people who only value different people as "inspirations". These two types of people are all too common in the real world. When God shuffles his feet, he becomes distant from his creation, these people that are always going to be self-righteous and ignorant.

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