Who Sang God Give Me Strength? Elvis Costello , Burt Bacharach & Bill Frisell

Bill Frisell The Sweetest Punch cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1999-9-21
length: 4:42
trumpet: Ron Miles
arranger: Bill Frisell
bass: Viktor Krauss
alto saxophone: Billy Drewes
guitar: Bill Frisell
clarinet: Don Byron
trombone: Curtis Fowlkes
percussion & drums (drum set): Brian Blade
Some other versions of "God Give Me Strength"

Lyrics
Now I have nothing, so God give me strength
'Cause I'm weak in her wake
And if I'm strong I might still break
And I don't have anything to share
That I won't throw away into the air

That song is sung out
This bell is rung out
She was the light that I'd bless
She took my last chance at happiness
So God give me strength, God give me strength

I can't hold onto her, God give me strength
When the phone doesn't ring
And I'm lost in imagining
Everything that kind of love is worth
As I tumble back down to the earth

That song is sung out
This bell is rung out
She was the light that I'd bless
She took my last chance at happiness
So God give me strength

God if she'd grant me her indulgence and decline
I might as well, wipe her from my memory
Fracture the spell, as she becomes my enemy
Maybe I was washed out like a lip-print on my shirt
See, I'm only human, I want her to hurt
I want her
I want her to hurt

Since I lost the power to pretend
That there could ever be a happy ending

That song is sung out
This bell is rung out
She was the light that I'd bless
She took my last chance at happiness
So God give me strength, God give me strength

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Sweetest Punch
  • 2 Toledo
  • 3 Such Unlikely Lovers
  • 4 This House Is Empty Now
  • 5 Painted From Memory
  • 6 What's Her Name Today?
  • 7 In the Darkest Place
  • 8 Vamp Dolce
  • 9 My Thief
  • 10 I Still Have That Other Girl
  • 11 Painted From Memory (reprise)
  • 12 The Long Division
  • 13 Tears at the Birthday Party
  • 14 I Still Have That Other Girl (reprise)
  • 15 God Give Me Strength

  • Release information
    label: Decca Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 731455986525
    script: Latin