Who Sang God Must Be a Boogie Man? Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell Mingus cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Alfred
writers: Joni Mitchell
release date: 1979-6
genres: Jazz Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Jazz-Rock/Pop Rock/Contemporary Jazz/Soft Rock
length: 4:37
mixer: Joni Mitchell, Henry Lewy and Steve Katz
recording engineer: Henry Lewy and Steve Katz
He is three
One's in the middle unmoved
To show what he sees
To the other two
To the one attacking--so afraid
And the one that keeps trying to love and trust
And getting himself betrayed
In the plan--oh
The divine plan
God must be a boogie man!

One's so sweet
So overly loving and gentle
He lets people in
To his innermost sacred temple
Blind faith to care
Blind rage to kill
Why'd he let them talk him down
To cheap work and cheap thrills
In the plan, oh
The insulting plan
God must be a boogie man!

Which would it be
Mingus one or two or three
Which one do you think he'd want the world to see
Well, world opinion's not a lot of help
When a man's only trying to find out
How to feel about himself!
In the plan-oh
The ****-eyed plan
God must be a boogie man!

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Happy Birthday 1975 (Rap)
  • 2 God Must Be a Boogie Man
  • 3 Funeral (Rap)
  • 4 A Chair in the Sky
  • 5 The Wolf That Lives in Lindsey
  • 6 I's a Muggin' (Rap)
  • 7 Sweet Sucker Dance
  • 8 Coin in the Pocket (Rap)
  • 9 The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines
  • 10 Lucky (Rap)
  • 11 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

  • Album Information
    label: Asylum Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin