God's Eternal Love

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"God's Eternal Love"
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The Executioner's Last Songs, Vol. 2+3 cover
Song by Mark Eitzel from the album Acuarela Songs
Released 2003
Format 2-CD
Label Bloodshot Records
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Mark Eitzel
Acuarela Songs track listing

Disc 1:

  1. "Gallows Pole" - Tim Rutili with Sally Timms, Rebecca Gates, Jo Walston & Jon Langford
  2. "Louis Collins" - Dave Alvin with Dean Schlabowske
  3. "The Fall Of Troy" - Kurt Wagner
  4. "Banks Of The Ohio" - Otis Clay
  5. "Homicide" - –Skid Marks with Sally Timms
  6. "Green Green Grass Of Home" - Kelly Hogan
  7. "Death Row" - Rico Bell
  8. "Gulag Blues" - Lu Edmonds with John Rice
  9. "Horses" - Chris Mills with Dean Schlabowske & Dave Alvin
  10. "Strange Fruit" - Diane Izzo with John Rice
  11. "One Dyin' & A Buryin' (Live)" - David Yow
  12. "Delilah" - Jon Langford with Sally Timms
  13. "Willie O'Winsbury" - Charlotte Greig

Disc 2:

  1. "The Ballad Of Billie Joe" - Rebecca Gates
  2. "Dang Me" - Rhett Miller
  3. "Forever To Burn" - Rex Hobart
  4. "Death Where Is Thy Sting" - Pat Brennan
  5. "Long Black Veil" - Sally Timms & Edith Frost
  6. "God's Eternal Love" - Mark Eitzel
  7. "Hangin' Me Tonight" - Gurf Morlix
  8. "John Hardy" - The Meat Purveyors with Rick Cookin' Sherry
  9. "Pardon This Coffin" - Jon Rauhouse
  10. "Saviour" - Kevin Coyne
  11. "Green Green Grass Of Home" - Dave Alvin
  12. "Angel Of Death" - Tom Greenhalgh
  13. "Tom Dooley (Live)" - The Sundowners

"God's Eternal Love" is a song from Mark Eitzel that appears as the 7th song on the 2nd disc of the 2-disc The Executioner's Last Songs, Vol. 2+3 compilation, released by Bloodshot Records in 2003. Volume 2 benefitted The Illinois Coalition Against The Death Penalty and volume 3 benefitted The National Coalition To Abolish The Death Penalty.

Lyrics

All the good Christians vote and vote to build more prisons
So it's easier for one and all to feel the teeth of their lions
If you want to see the future look in the tired eyes
of those you hold so close and so dear
You'll see their hunger glitter like your greed in God
Their hate will shine a star so clear

Draw in the gangplank and cast off all the lines
One blast of a horn and we'll melt with the time
Feel the ache of the engines and the pull of our blood
And hope that we'll make it to God's eternal love

Those you lock away will defeat you
They know all your secrets
They wear your indifference like a boast
And your death is only the key to their future
And your children are just pigs they will roast

So draw in the gangplank and cast off all lines
One blast of a horn and we'll melt with the time
And you'll never escape from the pull of your blood
I hope that you make it to God's eternal love

Will you take all your burdens to the Lord?
You'll find him in his exclusive garden
located behind the butchers yard
Will you take all your burdens to the Lord?

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