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"Sinner's Prayer" is 8th song from Lady Gaga fifth studio album Joanne. The song was written by Gaga, Josh Tillman, Mark Ronson, and Thomas Brenncek and produced by Mark Ronson and BloodPop. This track was the first non-single song from the album performed live.

Background

Gaga debuted the song during the first concert of her mini-tour Dive Bar Tour in Nashville sponsored by BudLight. The song was only performed once and was excluded from Joanne World Tour setlist.

Performances

Tour Dates Performances
Dive Bar Tour Oct 5, 2016 1
Total: 1

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I came down the mountain
Draggin' our love affair
Put on a pretty little number
I'm wearing you still
It was a hell of a scene at daddy's feast
Nobody saw it coming, but the little red devil in me
He has a funny way sayin' forever too fast
Don't get mad, can't blame a tramp
For somethin' he don't have
I get on my knees and beg you

[Chorus]
Hear my sinner's prayer
I am what I am
And I don't wanna break the heart of any other man
But you, but you
Oh, hear my sinner's prayer
It's the only one I know
It sure as hell don't rhyme
But it's as good as, good as, good as, good as gold

[Verse 2]
Got a baby sister who looks just like me
She wants nothin' more than a man to please
Maybe she's in too deep
Her love for him ain't cheap
But it breaks just like a knockoff piece
From Fulton Street
The man's got a gift for gettin' what he wants
He's thirsty when he drinks
Gets on the brink, and throws her off
I get on my knees and beg you

[Chorus]
Hear my sinner's prayer
I am what I am
And I don't wanna break the heart of any other man
But you, but you
Oh, hear my sinner's prayer
It's the only one I know
It sure as hell don't rhyme
But it's as good as, good as, good as, good as gold
Good as, good as, good as, good as gold

[Bridge]
I can carry you, but not your ghosts
Wish I had the faith, but I don't know, oh

[Chorus]
Hear my sinner's prayer
I am what I am
And I don't wanna break the heart of any other man
But you, but you
Oh, hear my sinner's prayer
It's the only one I know
It sure as hell don't rhyme
But it's as good as, good as, good as, good as gold
Good as, good as, good as, good as gold
Good as, good as, good as, good as gold

Credits

Written by Lady Gaga, Josh Tillman, Mark Ronson & Thomas Brenneck
Produced by Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga and BloodPop®
Recorded by Joshua Blair and assisted by David "Squirrel" Covell at Shangri-La Studios, Malibu, CA Us
Justin Smith at Pink Duck Studios, Burbank, CA Us
Jens Jungkurth and assisted by Abby Echiverri at Diamond Mine Recording Co., New York Us
Matthew Cullen and assisted by Ed McEntee at The Farm, London, UK Gb
Mixed by Tom Elmhirst and assisted by Joe Visciano & Brandon Bost at Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY Us
Mastered by Tom Coyne & Randy Merrill at Sterling Sound, New York, NY Us
Track Participants Leon Michels — Keyboards, Mellotron
Homer Steinweiss — Drums
Nicholas Movshon — Bass
Victor Axelrod — Piano
Thomas Brenneck — Guitars
BloodPop® — Synthesizer, Rhythm Programming for GenPop Corp.
Josh Homme — Slide Guitar
Hillary Lindsey — Background Vocalist
Sean Lennon — Slide Guitar
Published by
  • Stefani Germanotta P/K/A Lady Gaga (BMI) Sony/ATV Songs, LLC/ House of Gaga Publishing, LLC / GloJoe Music Inc. (BMI)
  • Imagem CV/Songs Of Zelig (BMI) (Songs Of Zelig administered worldwide by Imagem CV)
  • Total Entertainment Forever
  • © BMG Platinum Songs (BMI) / Extraordinaire Music (BMI) / Music Of Big Deal (BMI). All Rights Administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

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