"Guess God Thinks I'm Abel" as written by and Liam Gallagher....
I could be your lover, you could be all mine.
We'd go on for ever, 'til the end of time.
You could be my best friend, stay up all night long.
You could be my railroad, we'd go on and on.

Let's get along, there's nothing here to do.
Let's go find a rainbow.
I could be wrong - what am I to do?
Guess God thinks I'm Abel.

You could be my enemy, I guess there's still time.
I get round to loving you, is that such a crime?

Let's get along, there's nothing here to do.
Let's go find a rainbow.
I could be wrong, but what am I to do?
Guess God thinks I'm Abel.

No-one could break us.
No-one could take us.
If we tried.

No-one could break us.
No-one could take us.
If we tried.

No-one could break us.
No-one could take us.
If we tried.

Come on oh, let's make it tonight.


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"Guess God Thinks I'm Abel" as written by Liam Gallagher

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  • +2
    General CommentIf you all look at youtube, Liam and Gem play a version on an Irish television show and its stripped down to just the guitar and Liam. It sounds tender and an Oasis song from Liams heart. Theres also an interview with Liam and hes friendly!?! Rubbishes the media hyped 'bad boy' balls.
    pompeydrummeron August 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLiam said " i went out one night, got pissed off my face, had a vision of god, he told me i was able, that's it"
    walrusgumboots1on December 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"This does sound like Liam and Noel...but if that's the catalyst, how do you explain the first line "I could be your lover"? Is that a platonic lover? I don't think so."

    Who knows...

    There's something in this song that reminds me of demo version of Let There Be Love, called IT's a Crime - songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858621126/
    agnhion May 08, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song i think the first comment by AbramGragh was was the best interpretation. about a relationship with a close freind who he also loves but cos he feels he cnt take it further shows uncertainty over there future with eachother however he loves her so much that the uncertanty will not brake them as that how close nd deep the love is. also shows that it does put strain on thier relationship but they still stay together even wen she could be taken away from another man lyk noone will come between them.

    no one can break us
    no one could take us
    if we try

    no one can break us
    no one could take us
    if we try

    no one can break us
    no one could take us
    if we've tried
    olliescroton July 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLiam has said it's about Noel. End of story really. Ofc one can tell what it means to oneself and all but if he's said it's about Noel it is about Noel. Not about "her" or whatever.
    agnhion September 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is such a sad song. Or at least it's always sounded really sad to me.

    We know it's about Noel, but regardless of Liam's intent - before I knew he'd said anything about it - I already pictured it as it being about two brothers. Knowing of his history with Noel, it just sounded really tragic to me.

    I'm not saying this applies to Liam and Noel (it most certainly doesn't), but I've also always thought the song sounded rather incestual. "I could be your lover", anyone? I'm not saying this is how he meant it, but it's what it sounds like to me. Like someone who's in love with his brother, but their relationship is too turbulent, and he'll never get what he wants out of it - hence "guess God thinks I'm Abel", because fate seems to want him and his brother to fight forever, and everything about his brother metaphorically kills him.


    Of course, Noel had to go and make a crack:

    "Liam's gotten all religious. It's quite disturbing. He thinks he's Abel for some weird reason. He wrote a new song called "Guess God Thinks I'm Abel." And I thought, "Right, so you think you're Abel. That must make me Cain. Doesn't Cain kill Abel?" But then the first line of that song is "You could be my lover." I'm not too sure about that. That's illegal, innit? It's kind of illegal for two brothers to make love. It's certainly frowned upon."
    aryastarkon April 11, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is simply amazing. All of the Don't Believe The Truth Album is amazing. Individually the songs are extremely deep and orchestral. Put together, the entire album is a long connected story.
    "I Guess God Thinks I'm Abel" in particular is at the point in the story where the main character in the story has a friend who he's in love with, but is also a friend so close, so he doesn't want to ruin what they have already. In this song he attempts to win her love and take it to the next plateau. But in the next song "Another Part of the Queue" shows that he isn't very successful. As the story progresses after that, it shows what he eventually does to win the woman of his dreams. It's brilliant because it seems everybody has been in that situation at one time or another.
    AbramGraghon May 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentive heard from noel and liam in magazines and this song was written by liam about noel, and their relationship. i think its a kind of "lets put things right" song.
    incidentally, a part of the queue is about living in London and was thought up when Noel was queueing up for a pint of milk.
    war_drobeon June 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFinally, they used the mythical analogy of Cain and Able to eachother, and they've used it beautifully. Best part of the song is the last line, "come on home, let’s make it tonight" It comes out of nowhere and lasts only a few seconds. The first time I heard it, I turned it up loud coz the intro sounded so soft. As soon as the final line kicked in, the stereo speakers fell off the table. Amazing!!!
    bkat004on June 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentliam was asked whether this was an apology to his brother to which he replied he's got 'fuck all' to apologise to his brother about
    milton9on July 14, 2005   Link

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