Complaint and Praise comes into its own in the following collection of altered lyrics—songs heard as and through an inner relationship with God, sometimes specifically as Avatar Meher Baba. They are listed in alphabetical order by their original title.

108 Alterations for the Love of God

A Fine Romance

Ain’t That a Shame

All I have to do is Dream

All I Want is You

All of Me

Always on My Mind

As Time Goes By

Baby I Need Your Loving

Bad Romance

Band of Gold

Because the Night

Beneath Your Beautiful

Blood in my Eyes



Busby Berkeley Dreams

Calling All Angels

Cheek to Cheek

Dance Me To The End Of Love

Danny’s Song

Don’t Dream it’s Over

Don’t You (Forget About Me)


Fire And The Flood

Gentle on My Mind

Gold Dust Woman


Have You Ever Seen The Rain

Help Me Make It Through The Night

Help Me Rhonda


Here Comes the Rain Again

Homeward Bound

How Deep Is The Ocean

How Deep Is Your Love

How You Remind Me

I Can’t Stop Loving You

I Only Have Eyes for You

I Second that Emotion

I Shall be Released

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

I Walk the Line

I Will Wait for You

I’ll Be

I’m not the Only One

I’m so Lonesome I could Cry

In Love Again

In My Life

In Your Eyes

It Ain’t Me

It Must Have Been Love

It’s My Parting

Just My Imagination

Killing Me Softly with His Song

Kiss from a Rose

Knockin’ on Heavens Door

Learning How to Live

Leather and Lace

Let it Be

Like a Hurricane

Love Is Here To Stay

Love Runs Out

Mad World

Million Years Ago

Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters

More than This

My Man

Never Been to Spain

One Note Samba

Only Time

Over My Head

Papa was a Rodeo

Pride (In the Name of Love)

Ring of Fire

Sex and Candy


Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours

Solsbury Hill

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Suspicious Minds

Sweet Dreams

Sweet-Lovin’ Man

Sweet Surrender

Take Me to Church

That’ll Be The Day

The Book of Love

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

The Killing Moon

The Long and Winding Road

The More I See You

The Nearness Of You

The One I Love

The Pretender

The Shadow Of Your Smile

The Sound of Silence

The Very Thought Of You

The World I Know

These are Days

This Masquerade

Tracks of My Tears

Unchained Melody

Under My Skin

Where is the Love

With or Without You

Wonderful Wonderful


You Send Me

Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and Higher

And then it keeps going. Complaint and Praise continues, sometimes giving way to Begging and Befuddlement. And sometimes you are just talking to yourself or a hopelessly imaginary other rather than directly to God.

More Songs to Sing on the Path

Baba So Beautiful

Fields of Gold

Give ’em What They Want


Lost Cause

The Heaviest Stars

This Love

Viva La Vida

Way Down We Go

Wicked Game