So far, all of the A.V. Club’s Holiday Undercover songs have been secular holiday jams. Fair enough. These exclude no one and offer plenty of diversity anyway. Today, however, an artist finally gets spiritual. Yes, Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg chose to sing about God on his Christmas cover. Specifically, he sings about how much God hates us.
Wait, what? Yeah, it’s not exactly the most uplifting Christmas tune. Technically speaking, it’s not really a Christmas tune at all. Instead, it’s Randy Newman’s absurdly bleak “God’s Song (That’s Why I Love Mankind).” To give you an idea, here’s one of God’s verses:
I recoil in horror from the foulness of thee
From the squalor and the filth and the misery
How we laugh up here in heaven at the prayers you offer me
That’s why I love mankind
Make sure there are no guns, knives, or nooses nearby, then watch the video below. Hallelujah!