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My Sweet Lord / Today Is a Killer
George Harrison, Nina Simone, David Nelson

Recording sessions
1971 November 18: Fort Dix (US-NJ)
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Oh my Lord I really wanna see you
I've got to see you I really wanna see you
But it takes so long my Lord
Oh my Lord my sweet Lord my my Lord

I really wanna see you really wanna be with you
Really wanna see you but it takes too long my Lord
I've been waiting all my life for you
So you've got to bring me through
I really wanna see you now I got to be with you
I got to be with you I really wanna see you
But it takes so long my Lord oh my Lord
My sweet Lord my sweet Lord my sweet Lord my sweet Lord

I really wanna see you I really wanna see you
I really wanna see you I wanna see you
I really wanna see you but it takes so long my Lord oh my Lord
I really wanna see you let's go I really wanna see you
Oh yeah oh yeah I really wanna see you I really wanna see you
I really wanna see you but it takes me too long my Lord
Oh my Lord my sweet Lord

Sunday night is an appropriate time to see you
Don't you know I need you don't you know I want you
Don't you know I need you don't you know I want you
I wanna see you yes I do I wanna see you yes I do
I wanna see you yes I do I've got to see you yes I do
I've got to see you yes I do I've got to see you yes I do
Oh yeah yeah Lord the whole world's looking for you
Doing all kinds of things looking for you
Won't you show yourself Lord won't you show yourself Lord
Won't you show yourself Lord
Don't you know what they're trying to do
Don't you know they mean to see you

I really wanna see you I really wanna see you
I really wanna see you but it takes me too long my Lord
My Lord my sweet Lord oh my Lord my sweet Lord
Oh my Lord I really wanna see you now

I really wanna see you I really wanna see you
I really wanna see you but it takes so long my Lord
Oh my Lord my sweet Lord
Oh my Lord oh my Lord here's my call

I really wanna see you God knows I need to see you
But it takes so long my Lord I really need to see you
But everything today is a killer today is a killer
How am I gonna see you Lord how am I gonna be with you Lord
How am I gonna see you Lord

Nobody has taught us any patience any patience Lord
And about now it's too late it's too late
I hope it's not too late
But I'm afraid it's too late my Lord
Too late hope it's not too late my Lord

I really wanna see you
I really wanna see you I really wanna see you
But it takes so long my Lord my sweet Lord my good Lord
All the time I meditate on you so you've gotta bring me
Gotta bring me through now
I really wanna see you you know I believe in you
So you've got to bring me got to bring me through now

I really wanna see you I really wanna see you
I really wanna see you but it takes so long my Lord oh my Lord
Yeah my Lord yes Lord yeah my Lord
Nothing else is happening nothing else is happening Lord
Change my days change my nights change my ways
Let me get on that level that level of consciousness
So I can feel you all around me
All day all night all day all night

I really wanna see you but it takes so long my Lord
Oh my Lord oh my Lord oh my Lord oh my Lord
Oh my Lord oh my Lord oh my Lord oh my Lord
Oh my Lord oh my Lord oh my Lord oh my Lord
My sweet Lord all day all day all night I meditate on you
So you gotta bring me bring me through
All day I meditate on you
So you gotta bring me bring me through now
Gotta gotta bring me bring me through now
Gotta get me through this mess gotta get me through this mess
All this mess oh my Lord oh my Lord

I often sit and stare at the sea
And dream dreams and hope hopes and wish wishes
And lately as I listen to the wind song
As it dances a beautiful dance for me
But these moments never seem to last too long
Because after the hopes the dreams and the wishes
After the singing of a dancing wind
After you and me and a stolen moment of happiness
After a glimpse of the timeless natural universe
Moving in effortless effortless startling rhythm yeah
Moving in effortless effortless startling beauty
Comes comes the reality of today
Grinning its all-knowing fiendish grin
Knowing everything I say
Everything I feel everything I think
Every gesture I make

Today today
Pressing his ugly face against mine
Staring at me with lifeless eyes
Crumbling away all memories of yesterday's dreams
Crumbling away crumbling hopes
And destroying wishes destroying dreams
Can't even get close to nobody no more
No matter how much you try you can't get close to nobody no more
Because today is a killer and only you can save us Lord
Only you can save us Lord
I never dreamed I certainly never hoped
That one day I'd be screaming for something my mother told me
I needed in the beginning in the beginning in the beginning

Yes Lord oh my Lord oh my Lord oh my Lord oh my sweet Lord
I really wanna see you I really wanna be with you
I really wanna see you but it takes so long my Lord
Oh my Lord oh my Lord my sweet Lord

I really wanna see you I've got to see you
I really wanna see you but it takes so long my Lord
Oh my Lord oh my Lord my sweet Lord oh my Lord
Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah

It takes so long my Lord oh Lord it takes so long
Hope it doesn't take too long this time
Cos I need to be with you
I need to be with you Lord

Today today today today today
Who are you Lord
You are a killer

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)
 
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