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God Control

Song Lyrics

Everybody knows the damn truth
Our nation lied, and lost respect
When we wake up, what can we do?
Get the kids ready

Take them to school
Everybody knows they don’t have a chance
To get a decent job
To have a normal life

When they talk reforms, it makes me laugh
They pretend to help, it makes me laugh
I think I understand why people get a gun
I think I understand why we all give up

Every day they have a kind of victory
Blood of innocents, spread everywhere
They say that we need love
But we need more than this

We lost god control (x4)

This is your wake-up call
I’m like your nightmare
I’m here to start your day

This is your wake-up call
We don’t have to fall
A new democracy
God and pornography
A new democracy

People think that I’m insane
The only gun is in my brain
Each new birth, it gives me hope
That’s why I don’t smoke that dope

Insane people think I am
Brain inside my only friend
Hope it gives me birth each new
That dope I don’t smoke, it’s true

Everybody knows the damn truth
Everybody knows the damn truth, wake up
We got to wake up, wake up, wake up…
We need to wake up, wake up, wake up…

It’s a hustle, yeah
It’s a hustle
It’s a con
It’s a hustle

It’s a weird kind of energy
A bizarre thing that happens to be
An abnormal fraternity
And I feel more than sympathy
We got to wake up, wake up, wake up…
We need to wake up, wake up, wake up…

People think that I’m insane
The only gun is in my brain
Each new birth, it gives me hope
That’s why I don’t smoke that dope

Insane people think I am
Brain inside my only friend
Hope it gives me birth each new
That dope I don’t smoke it’s true

Everybody knows the damn truth
Everybody knows the damn truth
We got to wake up, wake up, wake up…
Wake up

A new democracy!

Everybody knows the damn truth
Our nation lied, we’ve lost respect
When we wake up, what can we do
Get the kids ready
Take them to school

Everybody knows they don’t have a chance
Get a decent job
Have a normal life
When they talk reforms, it makes me laugh
They pretend to help, it makes me laugh

We lost god control (x5)

Wake up, wake up, wake up,…

Song Credits

Performed by Madonna

Backing Vocals by Tiffin Children’s Chorus

Written by Madonna and Mirwais Ahmadzaï

Produced by Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzaï and Mike Dean

Official Versions

Music Video

Video Credits

Premiere: June 26 2019

Director: Jonas Åkerlund

Producer: Violaine Etienne

Line Producer: Peter Sprouse

Head of Production: Jennifer Gee

Director of Photography: Eric Broms

Production Designer: Emma Fairly

Costume Designer: B. Åkerlund

Cast: Madonna, Monét X Change, Sofia Boutella, Gigi Gorgeous

Production Company: Serial Pictures

Filming Location: Globe Theater, Los Angeles

Video Facts

Madonna about the video: “If you’re sitting alone in your apartment all day and you’re writing about the downfall of humanity, it tends to get you down. After a while, you need to have fun. So, where does a girl go? She goes to a disco! I tried to bring the world of disco and freedom, and having that joy silenced by a small thing made of metal that can end someone’s life. Guns need to be made illegal. The idea of the song is that I’m speaking about something very serious, but the music is disco. It’s ironic because we used to be able to go places like discos to have fun, to forget, to be free, and now even those places aren’t safe. Let’s get some gun control, people!”