O My God

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"O My God"
LP cover
Recorded by The Police
Released: 1983-06-01
Recorded: RECORDED TIME PERIOD
Length: 4:00
Album(s): Synchronicity
Label(s): A&M
Writer(s): Sting
Producer(s): The Police, Hugh Padgham
Studio(s): AIR Studios
Released as single? B-SIDE (in Brazil)

"O My God" is a song written by Sting and recorded by The Police in 1982 / 1983.

About the song

Sting wrote the song Oh My God for Last Exit. Some of the lyrics are the same, but The Police's song doesn't bear many similarities with the Last Exit version.

An early "work in progress" version from AIR Studios features a few more bars in the song's fade-in. The guitar synth in the instrumental part before Sting starts to sing is absent - this early version features a guitar similar to Walking On The Moon there (you can hear this kind of guitar in the LP version at around 1:32 minutes), which still plays throughout the 1st verse. The rest of this early mix is quite similar to the LP version until the end, where the song is faded out rather early.

The biggest difference - there are no saxophones!

Personnel

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Release History

Albums

O My God appears on the following album releases:

Cover art Album title Release date Release country
Police-album-synchronicity.jpg Synchronicity 1983-06-01 Country

Singles

CD Singles

Cover art Catalog no. Songs Release date Release country
Stub.gif Catalog no. "Song"(s) YYYY-MM-DD Country

7" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song/B-side song Release date Release country
Stub.gif AM 47072 "King Of Pain"/"O My God" 1983-MM-DD Brazil

12" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song(s)/B-side song(s) Release date Release country
Stub.gif Catalog no. "A-side song"/"B-side song" (add more songs as necessary) YYYY-MM-DD Country

Video

"SONG TITLE" appears on the following video and dvd releases:

Cover art Video title Release date Release country
Stub.gif Video or dvd title YYYY-MM-DD Country


Awards, nominations, and certifications

Awards

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Year Winner Award Category
YYYY WINNER (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY

Nominations

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Year Nominee Award Category
YYYY NOMINEE (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY

Certifications

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Country Certifier Classification Certification
COUNTRY CERTIFIER (RIAA, IFPI...) CLASSIFICATION (Album, singles, foreign artist...) CERTIFICATION (Gold, Platinum, Diamond...)

Lyrics

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Everyone I know is lonely
And God is so far away
And my heart belongs to no one
So now sometimes I pray
Please take the space between us
And fill it up some way
Take the space between us and fill it up some way

O my God you take the biscuit
Treating me this way
Expecting me to treat you well
No matter what you say
How can I turn the other cheek
It's black and bruised and torn
I've been waiting since the day that I was born

Take the space between us and fill it up some way
Take the space between us and fill it up some way

The fat man in his garden
The thin man at his gate
My God you must be sleeping
Wake up, it's much too late

Take the space between us and fill it up some way
Take the space between us and fill it up some way

Do I have to tell the story of a thousand rainy days
Since we first met
It's a big enough umbrella
But it's always me that ends up getting wet

Quotations and trivia

Sting reuses some lyrics from Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic at the end of the song.

Alternative and cover versions

See also

External links

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References

  • Police, The. Synchronicity. (1983) [Audio recording], A&M Records.