Hosea is bitten by the blues. He is sitting on a sofa in front of a TV set with HGTV on and he’s not watching it, as would be natural. God suddenly materializes in an easy chair at the end of the sofa. He is sipping an IPA and smoking a good Havana, and He points His finger at the TV set and it turns into a pillar of salt. Hosea comes out of his reverie and God, who sounds a lot like a hip-hop Bob Dylan sings this song.
Hey! You! sittin’ on the sofa with a big droopy face, couldn’t drop it any lower. Whatcha gonna do, gonna wallow in the blue thinking that your job is through, well I’m hardly through with you.
Your woman done lef’ you well I told you that would happen, so you sittin’ on the sofa with your long face hangin’ while your baby’s on the streets makin’ money with her thang’n now it’s time to get up, get up on your feet, put leather on the street, better turn up the heat. I never gave you the option to lay down in defeat.
So what are you waiting for? What are you waiting for? The woman that you love is in a world of hurt so you better go out through the door. You started by obeying rules, but now she’s joined you at your very core, so get back in the game, your bride is lying in pain, Hosea what’re you waiting for?
From the beginnin’ you people been sinnin’ been thinkin’ that you’re winnin’ while my patience was thinnin’, but I never stopped lovin’ you; never gave up on you, even when you did what I told you you should never do. A downside to being God is my pain is perfect and the pain you’ve been given’ me would probably be killing me except for the fact that I can’t die.
So up on your feet, do you need an invitation, I be tired of waitin’ do you need some motivatin’, I could light a fire if that’s what you desire but then you’d be a bleedin’ and you’d still have to go so go, fool, finish that task that’s been given to you now, go, fool, before I start to gettin’ annoyed with you. I told you that I love you but my anger is risin’ send a message to the people there’ll be chastisin’ ‘less they come to their senses start to mend a few fences or there’ll be flinchin’ and winces and it won’t be a thing that they haven’t got commin’ but they actin’ pretty dumb’n my best hope is that the fools’ll take a message from you.
So what are you waiting for? What are you waiting for? The woman you love is in a world of hurt so you better go out through the door. You started by obeying rules, but now she’s joined you at your very core, so get back in the game, your bride is lying in pain Hosea what’re you waiting for?
So go on out the door but be assured I am with you I would never send you out ‘less I would be there for you. The bride I made for you is out there waitin’ and her life she’s hatin’ she’s been self-castigatin’ so Hosea go out, ‘cuz your wife needs redeeming and if it’s been seemin’ that you’re doing all the work, just remember that before the story’s all over I’ll be doing everything that I’ve asked of you and even more.
So what are you waiting for? what are you waiting for? the woman you need is in a world of hurt so you better go out through the door. You started by obeying rules but now she’s joined you at your very core, so get back in the game, your bride is lying in pain, Hosea, what’re you waiting for?