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George Michael – Faith Cover – theShugrHeds

In this Episode of theShugrHeds…
…George, Lottie and Ben Pay Tribute the Extrodinairy Talent of Mr George Michael

As a family, we were saddened and shocked when we discovered that George Michael had died on Christmas Day 2016. Mom and Dad grew up with his music in the 80’s and 90’s. The kids joined in the fun during the 00’s and 10’s.
We love his early works in Wham and then the solo years too – especially the “Older” and “Upper” albums.

If you were a youngster in the 80’s/90’s, I am sure you will remember Festive parties with “Last Christmas” blaring out. Or “Careless Whisper” at the end of the evening. What always made me laugh was when you heard the finger snaps and then “JITTERBUG” – the crowd (mostly female) went wild as “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go” blasted through the youth club hall!

Fast forward a decade or so and George is still there at our side. He has matured along with us and is producing the most beautiful soul ballads. I remember having more than a few dinner parties and romantic evenings with GM softly playing in the background.

A selfish part of me is disappointed at the songs that never were. The masterpieces that were yet to be written. You were a truly remarkable talent, George and we hope you have now found peace.

I always thought George Michael’s “Faith” was quite a simple little ditty. It was only when I started analysing it (to make our own version) that I realised all of the layers involved. Multiple guitars, vocals, drums, maracas, carribbean percussion, ukelele, more percussion, more guitars. It was a real labour of love. Anyway, here are the lyrics.

Making this cover was loads of work and loads of fun. If you have any suggestions of another song you’d like us to cover, please comment down below.

George Michael Faith Lyrics

Faith
George Michael

Well I guess it would be nice
If I could touch your body
I know not everybody
Has got a body like you, uhh

But I’ve got to think twice
Before I give my heart away
And I know all the games you play
Because I play them too

Oh but I
Need some time off from that emotion
Time to pick my heart up off the floor
Oh when that love comes down
Without devotion
Well it takes a strong man, baby
But I’m showing you the door

‘Cause I gotta have faith
I gotta faith
Because I gotta to have faith faith
I gotta to have faith, faith, faith

Baby
I know you’re asking me to stay
Say please, please, please, don’t go away
You say I’m giving you the blues
Maybe
You mean every word you say
Can’t help but think of yesterday
And another who tied me down to lover boy rules

Before this river
Becomes an ocean
Before you throw my heart back on the floor
Oh baby I reconsider
My foolish notion
Well I need someone to hold me
But I wait for something more

Yes I’ve gotta have faith
Unh I gotta faith
Because I gotta to have faith, faith, faith
I gotta to have faith, faith, faith

I just got to wait
Because I got to have faith
I gotta have faith
I gotta, gotta, gotta have faith

Before this river
Becomes an ocean
Before you throw my heart back on the floor
Oh baby I reconsider
My foolish notion
Well I need someone to hold me
But I wait for something more

‘Cause I’ve gotta have faith
Unh I gotta faith
Because I gotta to have faith, faith, faith
I gotta to have faith, faith, faith

Songwriters: George Michael
Faith lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc