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God Must Be A Boogie Man

by Joni Mitchell

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He is three
One's in the middle unmoved
To show what he sees
To the other two
To the one attacking so afraid
And the one that keeps trying to love and trust
And getting himself betrayed
In the plan oh
The divine plan
God must be a boogie man!

One's so sweet
So overly loving and gentle
He lets people in
To his innermost sacred temple
Blind faith to care
Blind rage to kill
Why'd he let them talk him down
To cheap work and cheap thrills
In the plan oh
The insulting plan
God must be a boogie man!

Which would it be
Mingus one or two or three
Which one do you think he'd want the world to see
Well world opinion's not a lot of help
When a man's only trying to find out
How to feel about himself
In the plan oh
The cock-eyed plan
God must be a boogie man!

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Transcriptions of God Must Be A Boogie Man

God Must Be A Boogie Man has been recorded by 15 other artists

  • Fabio Ranza & Elisabetta Zamberlan (from "Be Cool" - 2002)
  • Fitzgerald, Jacqui (from "The Masquerade Is Over" - 1985)
  • GK-Ensemble (from "The Luther Code - Die Neuerfindung der Welt (Live in B├╝ckeburg 23.9.2017)" - 2017)
  • Graeme Lyall and The Joe Chindamo Trio (from "Smokingun" - 2004)
  • Heike Kraske, Jens Neufang & Uwe Arenz  (from "Unspoken" - 2013)
  • Konkova, Olga (from "Improvisational Four" - 2009)
  • Marc Ducret Trio (from "La Theorie Du Pilier" - 1987)
  • Maria Pia De Vito, Danilo Rea,Enzo Pietropaoli, Aldo Romano (from "So Right" - 2005)
  • Martone, Fabiana  (from "Living In Shadows and Light" - 2021)
  • Puglia, Lara (from "Heart and Mind: Tribute to Joni Mitchell " - 2014)
  • Puoane, Tutu (from "The Joni Mitchell Project - Tutu Puoane Sings Joni Mitchell Live" - 2017)
  • Quatuor Mains Libres  (from "Digital Single" - 2013)
  • Robin Adler & Mutts of the Planet (- 2018)
  • Ryall, Imogen (from "Imogen Ryall Sings The Charles Mingus / Joni Mitchell Songbook" - 2023)
  • Stravelli, Gabrielle (- )
  • [more information on recordings by other artists]


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Mister Lemons on

literally my favorite song on this earth