Who Sang God Give Me Strength? Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach Painted From Memory cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1998-9-29
Genre: Jazz Rock Pop
Style: Lounge/Easy Listening
length: 6:08
producer: Burt Bacharach
performer: Elvis Costello
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
HDCD 1
  • 1 In the Darkest Place
  • 2 Toledo
  • 3 I Still Have That Other Girl
  • 4 This House Is Empty Now
  • 5 Tears at the Birthday Party
  • 6 Such Unlikely Lovers
  • 7 My Thief
  • 8 The Long Division
  • 9 Painted From Memory
  • 10 The Sweetest Punch
  • 11 What's Her Name Today?
  • 12 God Give Me Strength

  • Release information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United States
    format: HDCD
    barcode: 731453800229
    script: Latin