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Oh My God Song From The Perspective Of God Chords

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This is Bo Burnham's "song from the perspective of God." Genius comic. Really 
brilliant stuff. Don't let the way I've distributed the chords to the lyrics 
confuse you. It's a simple song in 4/4 with no weird tempo or time signature 
changes. Only a key change after the last refrain. Excluding the refrain, each 
chord gets one bar (four beats) and there's a lot of repetition. It's not hard to 
figure out. Also note that there are a couple versions of this song so far. This 
transcription is based on what I'm pretty sure is the latest and probably complete version.


Intro (slower):
E A C#m B

Verse 1 (up to tempo):
E          A                    C#m   B
I've never written a book in my life
E                A
'Cause your tiny brains would never get it.
C#m                               B                                     A
Me compared to Shakespeare's like Shakespeare compared to Shakespeare's wife.
I gave you everything, but
E                 C#m
I gave you simple minds so you made simple things.
A                  B
I gave you healthy birds, you made chicken wings.
E                 C#m
I gave you nipples, you made nipple rings.
E          A
You're not going to heaven.
C#m                          B
Why would you ever think I'd ever hang out with you?
E          A
You're all dicks, I don't need you.
C#m              B                  A   B
I know a million aliens cooler than you.

So, fuck you.


Here, the first two chords get four beats, but the G#m gets eight.

E              C#m    G#m
Oh my, I said, oh my, God.
E      C#m       G#m
Oh my, oh my, God.
    E                 C#m
I'm not gonna fix you.
I'm not gonna fix you.
       E      C#m    G#m
I said oh my, oh my, God.

Verse 2:
E              A                       C#m   B
People give me money, but I don't know why.
E              A                      C#m       B                  A
'Cause my real collection plate is an empty cup held by a homeless guy.
       B          E                          C#m                       A
I made every girl different, and they're all perfect just the way they are.
       B                        E               C#m
People tell them different, and people are smart.
I just made the stars.
You think you know beauty and love.
C#m                          B
Trust me, you don't; I'm the one who created them.
E              A                      C#m                      B
You're overpopulated, so I slaved for days making gays and you ended up hating them.
A   B
Fuck youuuu!

[Repeat refrain]


Same chords as the refrain, just in a different rhythm.

E C#m G#m  x4

E              C#m                    Eb                       G#m
I created many beings, but you're the strangest that I've ever met.
E                        C#m                  Eb                    G#m
You think that you're my children, but you're more like an annoying pet.
    E                C#m           Eb                    G#m
The Messiah made the people wonder heavenly whether he's me,
            E           C#m              Eb                   G#m
But I'm not into saving people who might nail me to a fucking tree.
           E              C#m
You're all angry, crying, sad, and lost.
    Eb                G#m
You worship power and wealth.
    E                    C#m            Eb
The more that I watch you, the less I believe in myself.


This refrain ends a bit differently for the launch into the key change.

E              C#m    G#m
Oh my, I said, oh my, God.
E      C#m       G#m
Oh my, oh my, God.
    E                 C#m
I'm not gonna fix you.
I'm not gonna fix you.
       E      C#m    A  B
I said oh my, oh my, God.

Verse 3:
F#                 B                     Ebm  C#
You're looking for answers that won't be found, no.
F#       B                      Ebm  C#
How many answers can a raindrop find before it hits the ground?
F#          B
You think I kill you people.
Ebm         C#                 F#
You ask me 'Why?' when a child dies.
            B                   Ebm           C#                     F#
Why would I kill someone when a hundred years passes when I blink my eyes?

B Ebm C# F#

This is actually my first UG submission, so I'd appreciate any feedback you can give me. Thanks!
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Cheyketzio 10 Dec 20, 2013 10:11 AM

This isn't really a correction and more of a suggestion. Because, you see, I played this on my piano, and it was wonderful. However I feel it sounds better, and is more simple, if during the part of Verse 1(and other verses like it): "I gave you everything but you had simply minds".
You play that off of the 'A' in Shakespeare's wife, then go into a 'C#m' to a 'E' then back to 'C#m'. So it's [A,C#m,E,C#m].
This is just a suggestion because I haven't played it on guitar, but the chords are very similar form guitar to piano. But never the less Great Job! I loved it.

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