Listen to Randy Newman’s ‘God’s Song’ from The Morning Show, Season 2, Ep. 5

Randy Newman’s ‘God’s Song’ (That’s Why I Love Mankind) was played on the latest episode of the Apple TV+ show The Morning Show last night — The Morning Show, Season 2, Episode 5, “Ghosts“.

The song was heard as Cory is visiting Hannah’s father.

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(And no, I didn’t watch the show. I stay away from anything covering Covid-19 as we’ve had enough of the insanity surrounding that virus over the last 19 months to last us a lifetime, so I gave up on it weeks ago).

Randy Newman’s ‘God’s Song’ (That’s Why I Love Mankind), however, I do love.

That song is from the American singer songwriter’s third studio album Sail Away, which was released via the Reprise record label in 1972.

The singer also released an expanded and remastered version of the album in 2002. It was the remastered version of ‘God’s Song’ (That’s Why I Love Mankind) that was played on The Morning Show last night.

The sparse, piano-driven acoustic song is somber and melancholic, and is a treatise on mankind and their delusions over God and religion — fervently praying to a god who does nothing but hold them in contempt.

Oh, and don’t listen to the song if you’re depressed, as you will just come out of it feeling a whole lot worse.

Listen to Randy Newman’s ‘God’s Song’ (That’s Why I Love Mankind) as heard on last night’s The Morning Show on both the remastered version of his Sail Away album, and in the video.

 

Michelle Topham
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