Now I have nothing, so God give me strength
'Cause I'm weak in her wake
And if I'm strong I might still break
And I don't have anything to share
That I won't throw away into the air

That song is sung out
This bell is rung out
She was the light that I'd bless
She took my last chance at happiness
So God give me strength
God give me strength

I can't hold onto her, God give me strength
When the phone doesn't ring
And I'm lost in imagining
Everything that kind of love is worth
As I tumble back down to the earth

That song is sung out
This bell is rung out
She was the light that I'd bless
She took my last chance at happiness
So God give me strength

God if she'd grant me her indulgence and decline
I might as well, wipe her from my memory
Fracture the spell, as she becomes my enemy
Maybe I was washed out like a lip-print on my shirt
See, I'm only human, I want her to hurt
I want her
I want her to hurt

Since I lost the power to pretend
That there could ever be a happy ending

That song is sung out
This bell is rung out
She was the light that I'd bless
She took my last chance at happiness
So God give me strength
God give me strength

Wipe her from my memory
I might as well
God give me strength
God give me strength
I might as well


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God Give Me Strength Lyrics as written by Elvis Costello Burt Bacharach

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    General CommentThis was written with Burt Bacharach for the movie "Grace of My Heart." Illeana Douglas sings it in the movie. It's the story of a Carole King-esque song writer and her odyssey through love and the music business in the 60's.
    Atmanon November 01, 2020   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like he is singing I want “him” to hurt.
    mvillaron April 29, 2021   Link

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