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Oh My God

Post by Soulmonster on Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:04 am


OH MY GOD
Album:
End Of Days Soundtrack, 1999.

Written by:
Guns N' Roses.

Musicians:
Axl Rose - vocals
Dave Navarro - guitar
Gary Sunshine - guitar
Paul Tobias - guitar
Tommy Stinson - bass guitar
Josh Freese - drums, percussion
Dizzy Reed - keyboards, synthesizer
Chris Pitman - keyboards, synthesizer

Live performances:
'Oh My God' was played live for the first time at the House of Blues, January 1, 2001. In total it has, as of {UPDATEDATE}, at least been played {OHMYGODSONGS} times.
Lyrics:
It's not how you're thinking
or as you've imagined
to live in a shade of
beliefs that were fashioned
to leave you in slavery and drain out your soul
and What can I do when there's so many liars
That crawl through your veins
Like millions of spiders
That seek out their victims
And who is the wiser
Watch out
Gotcha

Oh my god
I can't deny this
I've been taught just to kill and fight this
don't bury it deeper where nobody can find it
Like nobody wanted to know

So give it away
Like they're not gonna fuck you
How much can you bear him
To come back and haunt you
To run past your demons
And cause you to suffer
You're starting to bleed
if the dont discover
Before its too late
What will you offer
In way of a healing
I'm so confused, confused, misused

Oh my god
I can't deny this
I've been taught just to kill and fight this
dont bury it deeper where nobody can find it
cuz nobody wouldn't know

Ooh, if it opens your eyes
This is better than a strong compromise
I was willing to be lost in the shuffle
If only you had let me know
Ooh, if it opens your eyes
This is better than the last compromise
I was willing to be lost in the shadows
If only you had let me know

And they wont give in
Cause they know what they're after
A kick in the face
Like its all that would matter
and Oooohhhhh

Oh my god
I can't deny this
I've been taught just to murder and fight this
dont bury it deeper where nobody can find it
Cuz nobody wouldn't know

Ooh, if it opens your eyes
This is better than a good compromise
I was willing to be lost in the shuffle
If only you had let me know

Ooh, well when we're done with the show
Like the tides down on the ocean
The waves already set in motion
The only one in the game who's lost is you


Information:
'Oh My God' is an industrial metal song released in 1999 on the soundtrack to the film End of Days. It features current Guns N' Roses members Axl Rose, Dizzy Reed and Tommy Stinson along with ex-rhythm guitarist Paul Tobias and ex-drummer Josh Freese. Dave Navarro and Gary Sunshine both contributed guitar parts to the track. Former lead guitarist Robin Finck is alleged to have performed on the song by Axl Rose although Finck himself denies this.

Quote:
The chorus: OH MY GOD etc. deals with the societal repression of deep and often agonizing emotions - some of which may be willingly accepted for one reason or another - the appropriate expression of which (one that promotes a healing, release and a positive resolve) is often discouraged and many times denied. Emotionally the song contemplates several abstract perspectives drawing from personal expression as well as from the film (End Of Days) and its metaphors. The appropriate expression and vehicle for such emotions and concepts is not something taken for granted.

Musically the song was primarily written by Paul Huge over two years ago, with Dizzy Reed writing the musical hook of the chorus. Former member Duff McKagan as well as former employee Matt Sorum failed to see its potential and showed no interest in exploring, let alone recording the piece. When the demos were played for the new band, Josh, Tommy and Robin were as they say 'all over it.'

Once the opportunity was presented, the song was given priority in our recording process. As the verse, performance and lyrics were decided on, for us (that especially includes Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine) the choice became obvious. We were more than pleased Mr. Roswell (the film's music supervisor) agreed! Our thanks to Arnold and all for the consideration - it is an association in which we have always felt honored.

Paul Huge, Gary Sunshine and Dave Navarro appear on the song as well as Robin Finck. Robin's part was written by Paul and extensively manipulated by our producer, Sean Beaven. Robin was not involved in the writing of the final recording though did participate in the arrangement. All lyrics were written by myself. Additional programming (jack boots, screeching tires, etc.) was by Stuart White.

The fight of good vs. evil, positive vs. negative, man against a seemingly undefeatable, undeterrable, unrevealed destiny, along with the personal and universal struggle to attain, maintain and responsibly manage freewill can be and often is frustrating to say the least. In America our country's constitutional right to freedom of expression gives us a better chance to fight for that expression than many in other countries enjoy. It can be a big gig, like kickin' the crap outta the devil!
[Axl's MTV Fax - Sep 22, 1999].

So in that sense, I think it is like old Guns N' Roses as far as, like, the spirit and the attempt to throw all kinds of different styles together. If you get to the second guitar solo in 'Oh My God,' Paul's doing a very Izzy Stradlin-Aerosmith-type riff in the middle of the song, which is a completely different thing than everything else that's going on in the music, but yet it blends. There's a disco drum beat in the post-chorus, in the heaviest section of the song. We blended a lot of things [Axl Rose - A conversation with Kurt Loder, MTV US November 8th 1999].

We recorded a lot of cool songs and potential tracks [...] I hope [Oh My God] is not very typical of them [Hartford Courant, May 2000].

I actually heard it when I went to see End Of All Days at the movie theater. I didn't think much of it. My position of this is that I am dying to listen to what Axl will put out next, the stuff that more or less precipitated the split of Guns And Roses. Not that I mean bad or reject completely something I have no part of. After all, Axl and I, we could go at it but we could also share the same vision. We had a tendency of leading toward against nature association, messing around with the line up by integrating elements estranged from Rock music. So, when I left, I felt at peace with myself. And when I heard Oh My God, it comforted me that I didn't leave Guns And Roses on a whim [Hard Rock Magazine, October 2000].

Being asked why it sounds like a demo: Because that's all it was, only at the time having just got it together only Jimmy Iovine knew that who wanted it to sell their soundtrack. I saw segments of the movie which were good. As a whole later not so much but it wasn't ready yet then. I did write an experimental piece inspired by the bits I'd seen called "Daddy Can the Devil do Mommy and me?"[chinesedemocracy.com, December 13, 2008].

Being asked about the future of the song: There’s a remix w/lots of new vocals and a wilder guitar intro but it’s not taken all that seriously [chinesedemocracy.com, December 14, 2008].

'Oh My God' performed live at Rock in Rio, January 15, 2001:



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Post by 666 on Thu May 24, 2012 5:02 am

lyrics?

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Post by Soulmonster on Thu May 24, 2012 5:52 am

Uhm, I added some I found on the Net, I hope they are correct.
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Post by 666 on Thu May 24, 2012 6:33 am

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Post by Soulmonster on Thu May 24, 2012 7:20 am

As Bumblefoot would have said it: "No, thank YOU!" Salute
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Post by Soulmonster on Thu May 24, 2012 7:49 am

There are probably many mistakes here and there so I really appreciate any constructive feedback Smile
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