Dear God" is a song written by Andy Partridge of the English rock band XTC, first released as a non-album single with the A-side "Grass". It was inspired by a series of books with the same title, seen by Partridge as exploitation of children. The song was originally intended for the album Skylarking, but left off due to concerns from Partridge and Virgin Records.
Dear God. XTC. Produced by Todd Rundgren. Dear God Lyrics 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 bu. .
it failed in part, because it wasn't as caustic as I would've liked it to be. It should've been a nail in throat of the public, but instead some took it as a declaration of faith when I wanted to make it clear that I don't believe in God - and that even if there is a He or a She they have nothing to do with organized religion. Just watch the video for Dear God. Andy is attacking the massive twisted tree (religion) that people are desperately clinging to, which is exactly what he is doing in the lyrics. I was introduced to Skylarking in the early 90's and fell in love with their sound. Dear God" is one of my all time favs by them, but the whole album is just musically fascinating. I have since then bought anything new they put out along with getting older copies of their music. I hear the reason they won't tour is because Andy has a fear of the stage.
Kings for a Day. Dear God Lyrics. Dear God is found on the album Kings for a Day. Found on more albums: Dear God An Elpee's Worth of Productions Upsy Daisy Assortment Fossil Fuel: The XTC Singles 1977-1992 Skylarking Skylarking.
Dear God" is a song on the 1986 album Skylarking by English band XTC. It was not a part of the original Skylarking album, being originally released as a B-side to "Grass", but after DJs across America picked up the song, Geffen Records decided to replace "Mermaid Smiled" with "Dear God". The song was inspired by a series of books with the same title, seen by lead singer Andy Partridge as exploitation of children. Background and content. The first verse and closing line are sung by eight-year-old Jasmine Veillette, the daughter of a friend of producer Todd Rundgren. In the video a boy lip-syncs her vocals. The lyrics are addressed to God, and vividly describe the range of human suffering, which the narrator attributes to God. Partridge concludes every verse with the line "I can't believe in you".
XTC was a New Wave band from Swindon, England, active between 1977 and 2005.
- Engineer – Todd Rundgren
- Producer – Todd Rundgren
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- Matrix / Runout (Side A): VS 960 A-1U-1-1-12 TOWN HOUSE DMM DD
- Matrix / Runout (Side B): VS 960 3-1U-1-1-11 TOWN HOUSE DMM
|0-20630||XTC||Dear God (12", Maxi)||Geffen Records||0-20630||US||1987|
|none||XTC||Dear God (7xFile, FLAC, EP, RE)||Virgin||none||Europe||Unknown|
|CDEP 3||XTC||Dear God (CD, EP, RE)||Virgin||CDEP 3||UK||1991|
|7-28394||XTC||Dear God (7")||Geffen Records||7-28394||US||1987|
|VS 960-12||XTC||Dear God (12")||Virgin||VS 960-12||UK||1987|