Hosea Rock Opera 1

Can’t somebody tell me where I went wrong, when I’ve been trying to do my best for so, so long?

I’ve studied all your words and tried to live by the rules, even went out preaching to these idiots and fools.

I sold out to you, but I guess that’s just a starter, now you say the work is going to get a little harder.

I thought it would be nice to find a girl and settle down, and maybe raise a family in this god-forsaken town.

Now You say it’s your plan too but there’s just a little more, You say You want to see me hitch myself up to a whore.

Well wait a minute, wait a minute tell me it’s not true.  How the hell is this suppose to reflect well on You?

And while we’re at it brother there’s one thing that I don’t see; how the hell is this supposed to reflect well on me?

Chorus:

Go down, Hosea, go down to the part.  Look among the ladies doing business after dark.  Get up, Hosea, go walking in the lane, look into the corners where there’s emptiness and pain.

I’m giving you a mission for the rest of your life.  Go find yourself a prostitute and make that girl your wife.  Yeah find yourself a prostitute and make that girl your wife.

I’m hearing what you’re saying but I don’t believe my ears. You want me to pursue a life of heart attack and tears.

I already know just what the neighbors gonna say; “that boy just wants to get some and he just don’t wanna pay”.

You know it’s every kind of evil that I’ve come to hate, so listen to me Lord I’m gonna give it to you straight.

I’ve had some bitter things in life that I have had to chew, and there have been some ugly things that I have had to do.

But tell me to disown my dad and turn away my mother, give up all my friends and turn my back upon my brother.

I’d rather be in solitude and throw away my life, than do what you request of me and make a ho my wife.

Chorus:

Go down, Hosea, go down to the park.  Look among the ladies doing business after dark.

Get up, Hosea, go walking in the lane.  Look into the corners where there’s emptiness and pain.

I ain’t saying marry and then put yourself above her.  I want you to find that girl and I want you to love her.

Ok Ok I get it, I understand Your plan.  After all You are the God and I am just the man.  Being married always seemed like something good and right, but I don’t think this bride is gonna come out wearing white.

Bur just as sure as You are God and sit enthroned above, I’m going to wed a prostitute and give her all my love.

Chorus:

Go down, Hosea, go down to the park.  Look among the ladies doing business after dark.

Get up, Hosea, go walking in the lane.  Look into the corners where there’s emptiness and pain.

I know just how painful that this marriage gonna be, ’cause it’s just like the marriage between Israel and Me.

Yeah it’s just like the marriage between Israel and Me.

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