Songs of Sacrilege: Dear God by CTC

This is the sixth installment in the Songs of Sacrilege series. This is a series that I would like readers to help me with. If you know of a song that is irreverent towards religion, makes fun of religion, pokes fun at sincerely held religious beliefs, or challenges the firmly held religious beliefs of others, please leave the name the song in the comment section or send me an email.

Today’s Song of Sacrilege is Dear God by XTC, as new wave band from Swindon, England, 1979-2006

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Lyrics

Dear God, hope you get 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
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
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
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
The Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Is just somebody’s unholy hoax
And if you’re up there you’ll 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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3 Comments

  1. sgl

    not sure if anyone has mentioned this on here before…

    from atheist comedian and singer tim minchin:

    “Thank You God – Tim Minchin”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZeWPScnolo

    (quite a catchy tune; ~3-4 min intro talk, then singing, ~11 min total time)

    lyrics: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/t/tim_minchin/thank_you_god.html

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  2. Chikirin

    My atheist roommate in college loved to play that song, boy did it make me uncomfortable.

    Reply
  3. Suzanne Titkemeyer

    Favorite from before I was saved that pokes at religion. Jimmy Buffet – My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink and I Don’t Love Jesus

    Reply

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