What Godzilla Said To God When His Name Wasn't Found In The Book Of Life

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"What Godzilla Said To God When His Name Wasn't Found In The Book Of Life"
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Mercury cover
Song by American Music Club from the album Mercury
Released March 15, 1993
Format LP / CD / CS
Length 4:14
Label Reprise Records (US) / Virgin Records (UK)
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Mitchell Froom
Mercury track listing
  1. "Gratitude Walks"
  2. "If I Had A Hammer"
  3. "Challenger"
  4. "I've Been A Mess"
  5. "Hollywood 4-5-92"
  6. "What Godzilla Said To God When His Name Wasn't Found In The Book Of Life"
  7. "Keep Me Around"
  8. "Dallas, Airports, Bodybags"
  9. "Apology For An Accident"
  10. "Over And Done"
  11. "Johnny Mathis' Feet"
  12. "The Hopes And Dreams Of Heaven's 10,000 Whores"
  13. "More Hopes And Dreams"
  14. "Will You Find Me?"

"What Godzilla Said To God When His Name Wasn't Found In The Book Of Life" is the 6th song on American Music Club's sixth album, 1993’s Mercury. Regarding Godzilla in the song, Eitzel told Creem Magazine in 1993, "Think about it. He's stomping on Tokyo, film after film, hoping there's another supermonster out there that can bring him down. He gets to heaven where God spits on him and says, 'You are a piece of shit.' So Godzilla burns...heaven...down. He's thinking, 'look, I've tried my whole life to be brought down. What could I do?'"[1]

Lyrics

You saw my face fall into a well-worn groove
A child starts playing a role
and ends up typecast in every movie
I took cold comfort in your touch
and now I’m laughing high and dry
Yeah I felt everything I’m gonna feel
Cried all the real tears I’m gonna cry

I don’t care what you dreams you have
I don’t care about your second sight
Now that you’ve cut yourself off
You’re not even sure things are clear and bright

Well did you let it take hold of your soul
Was it like moonrise over your desert shore
Tell me is it more evil to lose your heart
Or to go on as before

What could come around
What could make a difference to me now
What could come around
Nothing could bring me down

I can warm to any touch
So why does yours get so cold
At first you didn’t mean very much
Now you rule my life

Watch your house of cards take a deep breath
Watch it breathe word for word
Fifty-two secrets the justice would never protect
Fifty-two secrets justice never heard

What could come around
What could make a difference to me now
What could come around
Nothing could bring me down

How thirsty is your soil
Indifferent hearts never keep anything long
I spend my time looking around
For something to bring me down

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References

  1. "American Music Club". Creem. Los Angeles, CA. 1993.