There by the Grace of God

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"There by the Grace of God"
Single by Manic Street Preachers
from the album Forever Delayed
Released 14 October 2002
Format CD, DVD
Recorded 2002 at Monnow Valley Studios, Wales
Genre Alternative rock
Label Epic
Producer(s) Mike Hedges, Greg Haver
Manic Street Preachers singles chronology
"Let Robeson Sing"
(2001)
"There by the Grace of God"
(2002)
"The Love of Richard Nixon"
(2004)

"There by the Grace of God" is a song by Welsh alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers. It was released in October 2002 by record label Epic as a single from the band's greatest hits album Forever Delayed.

Content[edit]

The song is noted for the line "And all the drugs in the world can't save us from ourselves", which is an almost word-for-word quote from Marilyn Manson's song "Coma White", which features the line "And all the drugs in this world can't save her from herself". Manson was previously referred to in the song "The Convalescent" from 2001's Know Your Enemy, with the line "[...] and Brian Warner has a tasty little ass".[1]

The CD single includes the B-sides "Automatik Teknicolor", "It's All Gone", "Unstoppable Salvation", "Happy Ending" and the music video for "There by the Grace of God". A DVD was also released, including the music video for the song and two remixes: Saint Etienne Mix and Starecase Mix.[2]

Release[edit]

"There by the Grace of God" was released on 14 October 2002 by record label Epic. The song was featured in the band's greatest hits album Forever Delayed, released that year. The single reached number 6 in the UK Singles Chart.[3]

The single received a favourable review by the NME.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All music written and composed by Nick Jones, James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore.

CD single 1
  1. "There by the Grace of God" – 3:48
  2. "Automatik Teknicolour" – 3:37
  3. "It's All Gone" – 4:05
  4. "There by the Grace of God" (video)
CD single 2
  1. "There by the Grace of God"
  2. "Unstoppable Salvation" – 2:54
  3. "Happy Ending" – 3:29
DVD
  1. "There by the Grace of God" (video)
  2. "There by the Grace of God (Saint Etienne Mix)" – 5:07
  3. "There by the Grace of God (Starecase Mix)" – 4:55
  4. Multimedia

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 6[3]
UK chart performance
UK Top 40
Week 01 02
Position
6
29

References[edit]

  1. ^ Power, Martin (17 October 2010). Manic Street Preachers. Omnibus Press. 
  2. ^ Power, Martin (17 October 2010). Manic Street Preachers. Omnibus Press. 
  3. ^ a b "Manic Street Preachers | Official Charts Company". Official Charts. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Beaumont, Mark. "NME Reviews – Manic Street Preachers: There by the Grace of God | NME.com". NME. Retrieved 14 April 2015.