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From the YouTube Music Video Archives: "God’s Song" by Randy Newman

Underneath the anger and dark humor and bitterness, I’ve always found this song strangely touching, edifying even. And this performance of it is so stark and fine.


  1. Rufus McCain says

    Also check out Randy's 1979 performance of "He Gives Us All His Love." A lovely song as well, but in this case I find the performance — and snide reference to Bob Dylan in the intro — just creepy.

  2. Quin Finnegan says

    Newman has thrown a number of darts at Dylan over the years. I can't figure out if it's real bitterness or a friendly rivalry. Dylan has included quite a few Newman songs on the (truly wonderful) Theme Time Radio Hour shows. Meanwhile, Newman was recently made a "Disney Legend".

    Maybe I'd be bitter, too.

    What's that? The bitterness came before all that? Oh, it's not really bitterness … just an entertainment shtick?

    Okay, got it.

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