Don't want to work in a building downtown No, I don't want to work in a building downtown I don't know what I'm going to do Because the planes keep crashing always two by two Don't want to work in a building downtown No, I don't want tosee it when the planes hit the ground Don't want to work in a building downtown Don't want to work in a building downtown Parking the cars in the underground The voices when they scream, well, they make no sound Want to see the cities rust And the troublemakers riding on the back of the bus Dear God, I'm a good Christian man I'm your boy, I know you understand That you got to work hard and you got to get paid The girl's thirteen, but she don't act her age She can sing like a bird in cage Oh Lord, if you could see her when she's up on that stage You know that I'm a God-fearing man You know that I'm a God-fearing man I just got to know if it's a part of your plan To see my darling stand by your right hand I know you will do what's right, Lord For they are the lanterns and you are the light Now I'm overcome By the light of day My lips are near But my heart is far away Tell me what to say I'll be your mouthpiece Into the light of a bridge that burns As I drive through the city with the money that I earn To the dark of a starless sky I won't stare into nothing and I'm asking you why Lord, let me make her a star So the world can see who you really are Little girl, you're old enough to understand You'll always be a stranger in a strange strange land Men are going to come while you're fast asleep So you better just stay close and hold onto me If mama's mockingbird don't sing well, Then daddy won't buy her no diamond ring Dear God, will you send me a child? Oh God, will you send me a child? Because I want to put it up on the TV screen So the world can see what your true Word means Lord, won't you send me a sign? Because I just got to know if I'm wasting my time Now I'm overcome By the light of day My lips are near But my heart is far away But now the war is won How come nothing tastes good? Oh you're such a sensitive child (sensitive child) You know you're such a sensitive child I know you're tired, but it's all right I just needed you to sing for me tonight You're going to have your day in the sun You know God loves the sensitive ones Oh, my little girl in a cage Oh, my little bird in a cage I need you to get up for me up on that stage Show all the men that you're old for your age Now in the times of fear But if you don't take it, it'll disappear Oh, my little mockingbird, sing Come on, my little mockingbird, sing I need you to get up on the stage for me, honey Show the men it's not about the money Want to hold a mirror up to the world So that they can see themselves inside my little girl Do you know where I was at your age? Any idea where I was at your age? I was working downtown for the minimum wage! And I couldn't let you just throw it all away Throw me a kid, God, throw me a knife So tell me Lord, am I the Antichrist?