Saturday, July 02, 2005

By the way...

...does anyone know the origin of the song Neil Young performed, which I think was titled "When God Made Me"?

A Google search turns up a bunch of songs but nothing remotely like the song Neil was singing. It was beautiful little tune that wondered whether God was worried about "the colour of my skin... or how I worshipped Him" when he created the singer, and asked if God would "give me the power to love/just to choose who I could"... these lyrics are from memory and might be inaccurate. If anyone knows the songwriter, I would like to know in order to track down a copy of the lyrics.

ronnie

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ronnie: I didn't see the performance but my fondness for both you and Neil Young set me to Googlin' this morning and I found the lyrics below at:
http://human-highway.com/
There's a note there that this is a new song, I guess by Neil.
--BrianFies

***
Was he thinkin' about my country
Or the color of my skin?
Was he thinkin' 'bout my religion
And the way I worshipped him?
Did he create just me in his image
Or every living thing?
When God made me
When God made me
Was he planning only for believers
Or for those who just have faith?
Did he envision all the wars
That were fought in his name?
Did he say there was only one way
To be close to him?
When God made me
When God made me
Did he give me the gift of love
To say who I could choose?
When God made me
When God made me
When God made me
When God made me
Did he give me the gift of voice
So some could silence me?
Did he give me the gift of vision
Not knowing what I might see?
Did he give me the gift of compassion
To help my fellow man?
When God made me
When God made me
When God made me
When God made me

12:00 PM  
Blogger ronnie said...

Brian, thank you so much. I feel like you have given me a real gift. I got quite teary reading the lyrics :) I only wish all my friends could have heard Neil perform it.

ronnie

8:07 PM  

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