It's Tough to be a God is the song sung by Miguel and Tulio at the feast organised by Chief Tanni.

Miguel, Tulio and Altivo during It's Tough to be a God


Tulio: I hardly think I'm qualified

to come across all sanctified.

I just don't cut it with the cherubim.

Miguel: Tulio, what are you talking about?!

There again, they're on their knees.

Being worshiped is a breeze which rather suits us in the interim.

Tulio: Interim, interim. It's me and him.

Oh, my God!

Both: It's tough to be a god.

Tulio: Tread where mortals have not trod.

Be deified when really you're a sham.

Be an object of devotion,

be the subject of psalms.

Miguel: It's a rather touching notion,

all those prayers and those salaams.

Tulio: And who am I to bridle

if I'm forced to be an idol?

If they say that I'm a god, that's what I am.

What's more, if we don't comply

with the locals' wishes,

I can see us being sacrificed or stuffed.

Miguel: You have a point, yes, that's very good thinking.

So let's be gods; the perks are great.

(Tulio: Yeah.)

El Dorado on a plate.

(Tulio: Thank you!)

Local feelings should not be rebuffed.

Tulio: Never rebuff, never rebuff a local feeling, no my friend.

Both: It's tough to be a god, but if you get the people's nod,

count your blessings, keep 'em sweet, that's our advice.

Miguel: It's great advice!

Both: Be a symbol of perfection.

Miguel: Be a legend!

Both: Be occult! Take their praise, take a collection as the multitudes exalt.

Miguel: Don a supernatural habit

Tulio: We'd be crazy not to grab it!

Miguel: You got it!

Both: So sign on two new gods for paradise... par-a-dise!