Who Sang One God? The Beautiful South

The Beautiful South Blue Is the Colour cover art

Some other versions of "One God"
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Dave Rotheray, Paul Heaton
release date: 1996-10-21
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Downtempo/Ballad
length: 4:12
producer: Jon Kelly
engineer: John Brough
additional producer: John Brough
Like the toupee on a fading fame
The final whistle in a losing game
Thick lipstick on a five-year old girl
It makes you think it's a plastic world

A plastic world and we're all plastic too
Just a couple of different faces in a dead man's queue
The world is turning Disney and there's nothing you can do
You're trying to walk like giants
But you're wearing Pluto's shoes

And the answers fall easier from the barrel of a gun
Than it does from the lips of the beautiful and the dumb
The world won't end in darkness, it'll end in family fun
With Coca Cola clouds behind a Big Mac sun

A howling scream in a church asleep
Rusty bicycle in an ocean deep
Like an earring on the newly born
Strong perfume on a winter's morn

The world is perfumed and we're perfumed as well
Petals from a flower that blossomed in Hell
And you can't breathe the air through the thickness of the smell
And you can't see the hair through the grease of the gel


You say there's only one God; you could do with two or three
Your Jesus Christ is hired out, like the slag of Galilee
Well, if Peter is a prostitute, then what does that make me?

There's only one God
There should be two or three
One God
There should be two or three
One God
There should be two or three
Two or three

CD 1
  • 1 Don’t Marry Her
  • 2 Little Blue
  • 3 Mirror
  • 4 Blackbird on the Wire
  • 5 The Sound of North America
  • 6 Have Fun
  • 7 Liars’ Bar
  • 8 Rotterdam (Or Anywhere)
  • 9 Foundations
  • 10 Artificial Flowers
  • 11 One God
  • 12 Alone

  • Album Information
    label: Go! Discs
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 042282884527
    script: Latin