Hey John

hey john i read your book
i finally had to take a look
and you know i tried to close my eyes
and claim it's all made up of lies, but
hey john, i can't deny
you sure as hell could prophesy
you know you said that in the end
jacob would reclaim the land
well, that happened not so long ago
after two thousand years without a home
you said the arab nations would unite
and then surround the israelites
and that peace would depart every door
leaving war and wars and rumors of war
yeah you knew it then, you knew somehow
exactly what's going on right now
and you people didn't have no jet planes then
there wasn't no icbm
wasn't no chinese army with two hundred million men
so what are you doing talking about them?
you describe a fire beyond belief
sounds like a flash of ground zero to me
heavy weather, earthquakes everywhere
the oceans dying and the useless air, and
hey john, i can't deny
you sure as hell could prophesy
oh, and hey john, you tell your boss
there's some of us down here still lost
people everywhere claim to know the truth
but we're stubborn, john, and we need the proof
'cause we made a god out of the mind
we laughed and left all faith behind
no, i'd like to make another start
lose my mind and use my heart
and you know, john, it's hard to turn around
after six thousand years of sinking down
i know, i know, i've got to choose
and eternity is a lot to lose
so don't ask me why i hesitate
i don't know how long it's gonna take
but hey john, i'm gonna try
and live some other kind of life
can you give me just a little time
'cause man, you sure could prophesy