"Oh My God" as written by W. Axl Rose, Darren A. Reed, Joshua Ryan Freese, Paul H. Tobias, Tommy Stinson and Sid Riggs....
It's not how you're thinking
Like you've been right
You've been living a trade-off
Believe your own version
Believe your enslavery and drain out your soul
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 ruin the wiser
Watch out
Gotcha

Oh my god
I can't deny this
I've been taught just to kill and fight this
To 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 long can you bear him
To come back and haunt you
To burn past your feelings
And cause you to suffer
You're starting to bleed
They don't give you up
Before its too late
What will you offer
In way of a healing
I'm so confused, abused, misused

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

Oh, 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 won't give in
Cause they know what they're after
A kick in the face
Like its all that would matter
Oh

Oh my god
I can't deny this
I've been taught just to murder and fight this
To bury it deeper where no one can find it
'cause nobody wouldn't know

Oh, 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

Oh, well its on with the show
Like the tide down on the ocean
The waves already set in motion
The only one in the game that's lost is you


Lyrics submitted by UseYourIllusion, edited by UrGFsTaco

"Oh My God" as written by Darren A. Reed W. Axl Rose

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about societal oppression and the effects it can have on an individual. People are taught to suppress their emotions and thoughts in order to maintain the status quo, which never works, not to mention it causes people to suffer and causes them to rebel. In short, it's about the constant struggle between the individual and society.
    Joe K. on January 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentaxl sounds great
    Sprite1on December 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the best Gn'R songs. I know everyone hates it because it's the new lineup, but I love it. I think it's great angry music - similar to Don't Damn Me, Back Off Bitch, Get in the Ring, etc.
    themovieaddicton February 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh my god I liek this song.And since this song is made by the new lineup then my confidence in Chinese Democracy rose.
    Hitman 49on January 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh my god I liek this song.And since this song is made by the new lineup then my confidence in Chinese Democracy rose.
    Hitman 49on January 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAxl is, and has always been the heart and soul of GNR, if he wasnt, how could he be putting out these awesome songs?
    ecwneton February 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHonestly I don't understand what the big deal is. I mean I know nigger and fagot are very offensive words but you don't see anyone making when a black man uses "Cracker" or "Whitey"
    Generally it's a good song and people really need to read into what Axel really means as oposed to hearing the two offensive words and tuning out the rest of the song.
    Axel even said that the song was writen out of bad experiences he had and that the song was almost ment to be ironic to see how many people would act against it.
    Chickenbowseron May 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^I think you're looking for the next song down, dude.
    ForThoseAboutToRockon December 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove it
    Sprite1on December 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdrumming is amazing in this song.
    Sprite1on December 26, 2008   Link

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