I've been becoming more and more frustrated with the state of affairs lately. It's been bad for a long time - the lies, the deceit, the betrayals - but the last couple years it seems to me to be getting worse. Our power-hungry leaders are taking away more of our freedoms, driving us further into debt, creating deeper divisions between us, while the voting populace stands by, shaking their heads with a sense of defeated apathy. And it's not just here in my own American backyard. I've been watching the whole world jumping into that nasty little hand-basket to hell. Perhaps Mr. Waits is right. Perhaps God really is away on business. Leave a message at the beep. Beep.
God's Away on Business by Tom Waits from 2002 album "Blood Money"
Tom Waits website