/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $1 USD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in a handsome eco-wallet, shrink-wrapped for your protection.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Pay Attention via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      $11 USD or more 

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 5 Brian Woodbury releases available on Bandcamp and save 30%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Pay Attention, All White People Look Alike, Brian Woodbury and his Popular Music Group, Variety Orchestra, and The Brian Woodbury Songbook. , and , .

      $30.10 USD or more (30% OFF)

     

lyrics

What is God?
Is it just a word you say?
A merely wishful thought to fight your fear
And pain, and cheer it all away?
To spurn and spite all other creeds
Whose misfortunes help to make yours strong?
Is God an easy rationale
To say “you shall not” or “you shall”
Then go ahead and do what’s wrong?

But what is God
If not a sense of what is right?
The little voice of conscience you obey
To turn away instead of fight
To see another point of view
To not do what you want but what you should
Is it the hope that isn’t lost,
The firm belief at any cost
In what you somehow know is good?

But good may be also not good in a way.
Isn’t good for the predator bad for the prey?
I think so
How can you be both a part of a whole
And apart from a whole or just stuck in a hole?
And who is the “you” if it isn’t your soul?
When you die, tell me, where do you go?

What is God
But life’s abiding mystery?
The hidden thing you want to understand
The bigger plan that you can’t see
The wonder or the blunder of the universe
The fact that this could all exist
That puts you on the endless search
Inside a classroom or a church
To puzzle out some truth you missed?

Then what is God
But faith in something you can’t prove?
Like the faith you have in gravity’s pull
Or in reason
Or in the flow of time through which you move
An assumption you can’t test
Yet to deny it all would be absurd
Your faith the universe is real
That you can share what other’s feel
Is manifest from your first word

Still in spite of the fact each argument is flawed
And every savior seems a fraud
If life can leave you awed
Without a doubt then that is God.
Without a doubt then that is God.
Without a doubt then what is God?

credits

from Pay Attention, released July 1, 2015
Brian Woodbury: vocals & guitar; David Witham: piano; Dan Lutz: upright bass; Andy Sanesi: drums & percussion. Written & arranged by Brian Woodbury

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Brian Woodbury Los Angeles, California

Brian Woodbury is a Los Angeles composer, lyricist and bandleader who writes musicals, post-modern jazz compositions, quirky pop, country songs and music for children's TV.

contact / help

Contact Brian Woodbury

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code