The Big Fat Pet Clams from Outer Space | There Ain't No God (And You Die When You Die)

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There Ain't No God (And You Die When You Die)

by The Big Fat Pet Clams from Outer Space

Genre: Rock: Punk
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I thought I’d do a song for some of my more religious friends. Not really, but you know, until I was ten or eleven years old I was quite the Christian. I liked to read and I actually read the Bible cover to cover a couple of times. It’s not easy to do especially for a kid, because it doesn’t really make any sense. There’s a lot of imagery, and a lot of characters. My mother thought I might grow up to be a priest. Then one night I had a dream and Jesus came to me and said “There ain’t no God and you die when you die.” I may have just turned twelve years old. It was very real, and being religious, I didn’t want to take a Holy Visitation lightly; and I also couldn’t ignore a message from my Lord and Savior, so I became an Atheist. It wasn’t that big a leap really, I had been a Methodist before I had that dream. They never told me what Wesley’s method was really, so after I became an Atheist it was easy to say “I don’t believe in Jesus, I’m a Methodist.” Which I always found very funny. About four years later I wrote this song, a variation of a minor blues… well maybe it was six or seven years later. It was during my “Rockaday Johnny” phase and a lot of those songs ended up as Magpie songs when we finally started to get serious about this stuff. But not this one, it’s sort of Blasphemous, and the guys I played with were never quite the non-believers that I was. They probably would have played it if I showed it to them, but I kept it to myself.
I had the track pretty much done when the guys came over Friday, Jan added the scratchy lead you hear to the left of the mix. He played it on his strat, but it’s got a real Texas tele grit to it. Joey redid my very tight drums with a slightly sloppy, looser beat that works very well. It makes the song more human, and we thought it was the snare but it’s actually the bass drum.
Shortly after Jesus came to me in a dream and said “It’s not you, it’s me”, I heard Mr. Tambourine Man on the radio and found a new religion.
I had a hard time attributing this to the Clams or the Grit Brothers since the brothers are the same as the Clams now that Gelb is functionally retired. So it’s both until I sell it, then I’ll flip a coin.



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