Dear God – XTC

Can’t believe I’ve never posted this one.  There’s a good version by Sarah McLachlan as well.

Dear god, hope you get the letter and…
I pray you can make it better down
I don’t mean a big reduction in the price of beer
But all the people
that you made in your image
See them starving in the street
‘Cause they
don’t get enough to eat from god
I can’t believe in you

Dear god,
sorry to disturb you but…
I feel that I should be heard loud and
We all need a big reduction in amount of tears
And all the people
that you made in your image
See them fighting in the street
‘Cause they
can’t make opinions meet about god
I can’t believe in you

Did you make
disease and the diamond blue?
Did you make mankind after we made you?
the devil too!

Dear god don’t know if you noticed but…
Your name is
on a lot of quotes in this book
And us crazy humans wrote it, you should take
a look
And all the people that you made in your image
still believing that
junk is true
Well I know it ain’t, and so do you
Dear god
I can’t
believe in
I don’t believe

I won’t believe in heaven or hell
saints, no sinners, no devil as well
No pearly gates, no thorny
You’re always letting us humans down
The wars you bring, the babes
you drown
Those lost at sea and never found
And it’s the same the whole
world ’round
The hurt I see helps to compound
That father, son and holy
Is just somebody’s unholy hoax
And if you’re up there you’ll
That my heart’s here upon my sleeve
If there’s one thing I don’t
believe in

It’s you
Dear god


2 thoughts on “Dear God – XTC

  1. Dont know if I’ve mentioned this, but my small claim to fame is that Andy Partridge who wrote his song used to live 3 doors away from me in Swindon England.

  2. oh my dog, i’ll tell you a story about this vid, i recorded it on vhs when it was a hit, well, i think later, but still, i recorded the song and then when i went to replay it, it cut out every now and then and … i don’t know what happened, but the exorcist two must have been on on another channel and the wires got crossed, but the song would play and then cut to the possessed catholic priest in the exorcist, and it would go back and forth, just for that song, all the nirvana songs and stuff were fine, but yeah, still freaks me out… something or someone in the dream we call reality, was making a comment about it all….

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