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Goliath of Gath is the tenth song of the first act of the musical, Alan Menken & Tim Rice's King David, and the fifth song of the cast album.

Lyrics

Philistines:
Goliath of Gath!
Goliath of Gath!

Goliath:
Am I a dog that you should wave a stick?
See how the folly of Israel increases
I'll hack off your head, your arms, your legs, your prick
Leaving the bloody festering pieces
To fowls of the air

Philistines:
Goliath of Gath!

Goliath:
To beasts of the field

Philistines:
Goliath of Gath!

David:
You can hide yourself behind metal
With a javelin, a sword, a coward's shield
But the armor of the godless has to yield to God

I have never yet killed
Any man on this earth
Can imagine no cause
To be worth such a terrible measure

But the blood never spilled
And the deaths never seen
In my innocent past do not mean
That if I am the one
Through whom God's will is done that I
Shall not kill, and with pleasure

Here lies the dog that missed a fatal trick
Thus is the folly of Israel refuted
This is the head of the slaughtered heretic
Slimy and severed and perfectly suited

To fowls of the air

Israelites:
Goliath of Gath!

David:
To beasts of the field

Israelites:
Goliath of Gath!

Joab:
And two armies were still as they took in the sight
Of destruction, of death and delight
One elated, one shattered

Joab and Israelites:
Then from high on a hill
Came a thunderous roar
And the Israelites started to pour
In unstoppable waves
Over Philistine graves-to-be
And the enemy scattered

Saul has chosen well
David our redeemer
Who'd have ever thought Goliath could be slain?

Joab:
You can never tell
David did not seem a
Man of such potential but he used his brain

Joab and Israelites:
David and King Saul!
Hero and supporter
As a team they fought a very great campaign
Finally we've paid for
(Goliath of Gath!)
all the years of pain
(Goliath of Gath!)

Goliath of Gath!

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