Songwriters: BACHARACH, BURT / COSTELLO, ELVIS
Now I have nothing, so God give me strength
Cause Im weak in her [his] wake
Butif Im strong I might still break
And I don’t have anything to share
That I wont throw away into the air
That song is sung out
This bell is rung out
[he] she was the light that I’d bless
[he] she took my last chance at happiness
So God give me strength, God give me strength I can’t hold onto [him] her, God give me strength
So God give me strength,God if [hed] she’d grant me [his] her indulgence and decline
I might as well wipe [him] her from my memory
Fracture the spell as [he] she becomes my enemy
Maybe I was washed out like a lip-print on his shirt
See, Im only human, I want him to hurt
I want him
I want him to hurt[instrumental]
Since I lost the power to pretend
That there could ever be a happy ending
That song is sung out
This bell is rung out
[he] she was the light that I’d bless
[he] she took my last chance of happiness
So God give me strength, God give me strength
that song is sung out
This bell is rung out

[he] she was the light that I’d bless
[he] she took my last chance at happiness
So God give me strength,God if [hed] she’d grant me [his] her indulgence and decline
When the phone doesnt’t’t ring
And Im lost in imagining
Everything that kind of love is worth
As I tumble back down to the earth  That song is sung out
This bell is rung out[he] she was the light that I’d bless
[he] she took my last chance at happiness
from the album Painted from Memory

Painted from Memory is a collaboration between Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach. It was released September 29, 1998 on Mercury Records, a division of Universal Music Group.

The collaboration commenced with „God Give Me Strength“, a commission for the 1996 film Grace of My Heart, directed by Allison Anders and starring Illeana Douglas. Apparently pleased with the result, the pair expanded the project to this full album, the first for Costello after an absence of two years, and for Bacharach after an absence of 21 years. Lyrics and music are co-credited to both Bacharach and Costello.

A companion album, The Sweetest Punch, was made concurrently by jazz guitarist Bill Frisell, released in 1999 on another Universal label, Decca Records. It consists of jazz arrangements of the Painted From Memory songs done by Frisell and his studio group. It features vocals by Costello on two songs, and by jazz singer Cassandra Wilson on two songs, one of which is a duet employing both.

Costello had long been a Bacharach fan, and had recorded several Bacharach songs, beginning with „I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself,“ released on a 1978 Stiff Records compilation Live Stiffs Live. Costello would also cover „I’ll Never Fall in Love Again“ for the soundtrack to Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.

„I Still Have That Other Girl“ won a Grammy Award in 1998 for „Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals“ for Bacharach and Costello. Source: Wikipedia