bio about
The Nina Simone Database
Barra
God, God, God
1983 Nina Simone
Recording sessions
1983 July 30: Pompei (Napoli, IT) Jazz Festival
 
1984 August 25: London (UK) Ronnie Scott's
From the depths of slumber
As I ascend the spiral staircase
Of wakefulness
 
 
1984 November 17: London (UK) Ronnie Scott's
From the depths of slumber
As I ascend the spiral staircase
Of wakefulness
I whisper God God God
I whisper God God God

Thou art my food
And when I break my fast
Of nightly separation from Thee
I taste Thee
And mentally say God God God

No matter where I go
The spotlight of my mind
Is ever turned on Thee
And in the battle den of all my activity
My silent war cry
Is God God God

When boisterous storms
Of trials shriek
And worries howl at me
I drown their clamour
So much noise dear God
So many people talking dear God
All around me
All about me
All over me
God God God

No matter where I go
Spotlight of my mind
Is ever turned on Thee
In the battle den of my activity
My silent war cry
Is God God God God God

Said no matter where I go
Spotlight of my mind
Is ever turned on Thee
And in the battle den of my activity
My silent war cry
Is ever God God God

When my mind weaves dreams
With threads of memories
When my mind weaves dreams
With threads of memories
On that magic cloth
I do emboss
I said God God God God God God God
God God God God God God

When my mind weaves dreams
With threads of memories
On that magic cloth
I do emboss
God God God God God
And waking eating
Working dreaming
Meditating chanting
Divinely loving someone

My soul constantly hums
Unheard by any
It says
God God God

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)
 
 
1988 September 20: Barcelona (ES) Mercat del Born
 
1992 May 13-16: Pointe-à-Pitre (GLP) Musiques créoles