Who Sang God Only Knows? Joe Henry

Joe Henry Civilians cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2007-9-10
Genre: Jazz Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Alternative Rock/Folk Rock
length: 5:01
Some other versions of "God Only Knows"

Lyrics
Darkness settles on the ground
Leaves the day stumbling blind
Coming to a quiet close
And maybe just in time
We almost lost the heart to know
How to keep our best in mind
We almost lost the heart to know
How to keep our best in mind

Time has turned an angry face
Throws a dark eye back to sea
What will pass for mercy now
We practice unforgivingly
As if might and will make right
Or either one will make us free
As if might and will make right
Or either one will make us free

Lovers laugh and cross this way
Weaving out and into the street
It seems we never were so young
Or it was never quite so sweet
But the world is always beautiful
When it's seen in full retreat
The worst of life is beautiful
As it slips away in full retreat

God only knows that we can we do
No more or less than he'll allow
God only knows that we mean well
God knows that we just don't know how
But I'll try to be your light in love
And pray that is enough for now
I'll try to be your light in love
And pray that is enough for now
I'll pray that is enough for now
I'll pray that is enough for now
I'll pray that is enough for now
I'll pray that is enough for now

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Civilians
  • 2 Parker's Mood
  • 3 Civil War
  • 4 Time Is a Lion
  • 5 You Can't Fail Me Now
  • 6 Scare Me to Death
  • 7 Our Song
  • 8 Wave
  • 9 Love Is Enough
  • 10 I Will Write My Book
  • 11 Shut Me Up
  • 12 God Only Knows

  • Release information
    label: ANTI‐
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    script: Latin