"Oh My God" as written by Nicholas Hodgson, Charles Richard Wilson, Andrew Robert White, Nicholas Baines and James Rix....
Time on your side it'll never end
The most beautiful thing you can ever spend
But you work in a shirt with your name tag on it
Drifting apart like a plate tectonic

It don't matter to me
All I wanted to be
Was a million miles from here
Somewhere more familiar

Too much time spent dragging the past up
I didn't see you not looking when I messed up
Settling down in your early twenties
Sucked more blood than a backstreet dentist

It don't matter to me
All I wanted to be
Was a million miles from here
Somewhere more familiar

[Chorus]
Oh my God I can't believe it
I've never been this far away from home
Oh my God I can't believe it
I've never been this far away from home
Oh my God I can't believe it
I've never been this far away from home
Oh my God I can't believe it
I've never been this far away from home

Bright ruins lit for a greater glory
The only thing growing is our history
Knock me down I'll get right back up again
Come back stronger than a powered-up Pacman

It don't matter to me
All I wanted to be
Was a million miles from here
Somewhere more familiar

[Chorus: x2]


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"Oh My God" as written by Charles Spaulding Gladfelter

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  • +2
    General CommentThere is something disturbingly addicting about this song, and I am extremely weakminded when it comes to getting songs, well, unstuck from my brain, thus, it will remain.

    It's catchy as all hell, though. Isn't it?
    nitsirhcon June 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIs it just me, or would this've gone really well with my fave LOTR moment, when Samwise looks all sad and says "If I take one more step, this is the farthest i've ever been from the shire". Especially the "Never been this far away from home"
    LEEFUCKINGJONESon September 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningi think it's a conversation between 2 people, a man and a woman
    the man has fallen into a routine which is below him
    the first verse is the woman trying to get him out of it, "there's time on your side..." is her telling him he has such great potensial and he could do anything
    "but you work in a shirt..." is her pointing out how he is choosing to waste that potensial
    the pre-chorus "but it dont matter to me..." is him trying to act like he doesn't care about it
    the second verse is where they start argueing, too much time spent dragging the past up" is her telling him hes living in the past and needs to move on
    "i didnt see you not looking when i messed up" is him saying she is too quick to critisise him
    "settling down in your early twenties" is her saying he has resigned himself to a dull life without living properly first
    "suck more blood than a backstreet dentist" is him snapping at her, that she drains the life out of him the way a bad dentist would have to suck the blood from a patients mouth
    the third verse is when they begin to drift apart
    "great ruins make for a greater glory" is him justifying his life, him being the ruins, he feels that his life has broken him but that makes him better than her as she has not suffered the way he has
    "the only thing growing is our history" is her looking back over the futility of their floundering relationship
    "knock me down i get right back up again, i come back stronger than a powered up pacman" is him taker her previous comment as a way of knocking him and making him feel guilty, he feels that all the pain makes him stronger but he really just raises for a while before falling deeper into the shattered shards of his own existance.
    the chorus is the man's life in a nut-shell, he fears anything that is not farmilliar, repeating over and over because he cannot accept getting what he supposedly whished for earlier "all i wanted to be was a million miles from here". this song overall is about the decline of a persons life when they refuse to progress
    harknesssimmon February 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentany song with the lyrics:

    "Knock me down I'll get right back up again
    Come back strong like the powered up pacman"

    is automatically COOL ! ! ! its just a pleasure that the rest of the song is goodness aswell!
    sOCS479on February 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutely love this song, the Kaiser Chiefs are gonna be HUGE!!! Well, they deserve to be anyway.
    the_libertineon February 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfucking brilliant. that's all i need to say
    exthuseon February 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is awesome. Ricky Wilson said in NME this issue:

    "Its a cracker, innit? It's about being in a band, about being a fish out of water. The first leap's always the hardest."
    twrxon February 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh-my-god. This song is brillianttttt.
    chemicalnovaon February 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is EVILLLLL. It's been stuck in my head for daysssss.
    ghoststorieson March 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti reli reli reli adore this song, its just brill!!!! iv been a huge fan of the band for ages but iv onli just discovered this site and this song is ace to dance to... its just FUNKY!
    crazy_jojo186on March 20, 2005   Link

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