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Dear God

Dear God
Hope You got the letter and
I pray You can make it better down here
I don’t mean a big reduction in the price of beer

And all the people that You made in Your image
See them starving on their feet
‘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 clear
We all need a big reduction in the 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?
And the Devil too?

Dear God
Don’t know if You noticed, but
Your name is on a lot of quotes in this book
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, no no no, I don’t believe in

I won’t believe in Heaven and Hell
No saints, no sinners, no Devil as well
No Pearly Gates, no thorny crown
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 all the same, the whole world ’round
The hurt I see helps to compound

That Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Is just somebody’s unholy hoax
And if You’re up there You’d perceive
That my heart’s here upon my sleeve

If there’s one thing I don’t believe in
It’s You
Dear God

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14 Responses to Dear God

  1. Snowbodies Hero 28 days ago

    Yep gonna Steve Irwin love haunting dia sheet for an eternal #indiansummer

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  2. Snowbodies Hero 28 days ago

    Answer:
    Wait and be manipulated for non PROPHET

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  3. Snowbodies Hero 28 days ago

    Oy hooray how gay
    I’m duh next think u got talent
    Please bless me and heal our planet
    While I drop Natalie in an oh well
    Slo mo hell on earth
    And deter Janet from saving humanity and the
    Mother lode planet

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  4. Steve Bond 32 days ago

    Great song. Good job at covering it, Sarah. Hopefully more songs of this nature will be written and recorded by brave artists. The idiocy of god(s)/religion and faith based thinking is like a curse on human kind.

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  5. John McClure 74 days ago

    Whew, this one is a doozy. I think the guy that wrote it was just angry and didn’t really mean it. A little too heavy for me to listen to very often but if i ever do, I immediately go straight to “Prayer of st. Francis” afterwards.lol

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  6. Melanie L 171 days ago

    I had this XTC record and your version is far better! I understand how one would feel like the writer-why do bad things happen to good people and the young & innocent. It is a struggle having faith in something you cannot see. I firmly feel if we as a society had more open minds and more tolerance, there would be less wars over the biggest issues-like politics and religion. Perhaps I’m too idealistic, but I see how the writer has doubt. I feel her emotion in this song so strongly. It’s very different and I respect and am non-judgmental of a diiffering point of view. Love the arrangement, too~

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  7. Edgy and soulful.Best of luck on the new release, seems like doing a book tour or in this case an album tour might be a drain on an artist. I respect your interview outside the Bc Supreme court way back, in Vancouver. Very Classy “Defending your good name or taken to task” Nice:)

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  8. Tom Ebacher 231 days ago

    Thank you for taking the risk of producing this important statement. There are many who do not believe in a god. It is wonderful to see that belief shared by others. We have much to offer our fellow man. Freedom from superstition can bring so much joy to people’s lives.

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  9. Patrick 231 days ago

    In response:

    Dear Sarah,
    I believe in you!
    I hope you can believe me.

    God

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  10. I only recently heard you do this song. I wish I had not. Your so much better than this song. None of your lyrics portray such a thankless and self righteous air that one could judge God. I love your voice and your songs, your talent is a gift. I have been to many of your concerts and thankfully have not heard this song.

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  11. Max Stone 362 days ago

    I understand the controversial aspect of this song. But for me it represents the dichotomy we all must surely sometimes feel about god and religion. The writer is speaking to God all the way through the song. As a panentheist myself I know I have felt this way at times. I think everyone must wonder how God could let all this pain and suffering on earth continue. Thats what this song is for me and I have never viewed it as an anti God song, but more of a cross section in time of a persons view on religion. I do know that the original author (Andy Partridge) might not agree with me on this, but this is my view. We are all part of God …

    Thanks for all the great Music Sarah!, including this great song!

    Max

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    • Max Stone 362 days ago

      We are all a part of “God” and therefor it not some higher power who is allowing all this pain and suffering, but the collective of all humanity which allows it. It is up to us to stop it. So for me this song is speaking to all of humanity.

      Max

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  12. Adriana 378 days ago

    Of all the songs that’ve caused me conflict in life – this one here – sung by you, Sarah – is number one.

    That which I find disturbing about the original version is that it used children to send its message. Had it just been the one who wrote it (or someone else, grown enough to make their own choices about what they’re doing in life), it would simply be one more addition to the things I chose not to be disturbed by in this world. But given the fact that it wasn’t like that – it steps on the side of the balance that weighs, from where I see it, on human injustice. And I can not ignore that. So as to pretend that, in the first place, this song came from the hand of a harmless intention and touched no one with it (whether it actually harmed or not any; I can not be the judge of that. But it disturbs me).

    Parting from there, adds to my disturbance, not that much the fact that you borrowed it to use it for your own expression (for I believe you were much younger when that happened, and in need of it); but the fact that today you still use it, and that it is now, here, pending from the same ceilings as all your other work; which I find to be, most honestly, superior in every standard (utterly benefic, whether it came from pain or bliss – from doubt or certainty – from disruption or from love; the seed of its intention grows towards the harvesting of something good for whoever would want to feed from it – as I see it). And I don’t like it.

    I believe in your freedom to choose whatever you want to choose.
    Further more, I know you have your reasons for doing what you do, and not only that, but I BELIEVE in them; so I do not question your doing. I am Only disturbed by it – at a VERY PERSONAL level -.

    Once only I heard your version of this song. It came to me as if I, myself, had been the recipient of the anger and the rage flowing within your chant. It was very painful. And I don’t wanna have to hear it again in my life.

    THAT is what THIS SONG means to ME: PAIN

    And a GREAT CHALLENGE: To deal with – to cope – to accept – to understand – to not judge – to be superior to the strikes that unleash freely and carelessly out there – To Overcome and move on… To Believe that ALL HOLDS LIGHT WITHIN, NO MATTER WHERE IT COMES FROM IN THIS WORLD (A GOOD, UNAWARE, OR DAMAGE-DRIVEN INTENTION) – FROM THE VERY BEGINNING OF ITS CREATION (BENEATH THE HAND THAT MOVES IT & THE MIND THAT IS THE CHANNEL FOR ITS FLOW): IT COMES FROM LIGHT – AND THERE IS A REASON FOR ITS EXISTENCE AND PLACE IN THIS WORLD & UNIVERSE. – DARKNESS INCLUDED –

    I FIND GOD IN THIS SONG AS WELL: – HIS PULSE – HIS REASON – HIS MEANING AND INTENTION – I FIND US ALL HERE; TOUCHED BY HIS MYSTERY AND DRIVEN BY HIS HAND – NO ONE EVER ESCAPING THE SUFFERING OF THIS WORLD & NO ONE EVER FREE FROM IT, UNTIL THE VERY LAST ONE HAS BEEN RELEASED OF ITS CHAINS.

    I FIND PURPOSE IN THIS SONG – A PAINFUL ONE (AS IS HUMANITY) – BUT PURPOSE, IN THE END, LEADING TOWARDS LIBERATION – FOR ALL.

    I FIND LOVE & I FIND TRUTH

    THANK YOU, DARLING – YOU ARE BRAVE.
    I LOVE YOU

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