Dear God

Composer: Partridge
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,
But 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 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.
Now 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, so do you, dear God.
I can't believe in, 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 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
It's you.

Can't believe in you.
Don't believe in you.
Won't believe in you.
It's you, dear God.


Commentary
XTC, Skylarking, 1986

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