"Why I Don't Believe In God" as written by and Art Alexakis....
I heard the truth about you
And it really doesn't read at all
Like the whipping stick you raised me with
A scared woman in a private hell
Hushed voice like electric bell
Strange talk about Edgar Cayce and the long lame walk of the dark 70's
I heard the truth about you
Yeah you

Mama they woke me up
I was deep in an idiot sleep
I was just eight years old
Heard big words with a horrible sound
Why'd they have to call my school
Tell me my mother had a nervous breakdown
I wish I believed like you do
Yeah you

In the myth of a merciful god
In the myth of a heaven and hell
I hear the voices you hear sometimes
Sometimes it gets so much I feel like letting go
Sometimes it gets so goddamn hard I feel like letting it all go
Letting it all go

I ran away, went looking for you
Back to Culver City and the old neighborhood
Need to know if you were really gone
Need to know if you were gone for good
I ran through the projects at night

Hide in the dark from my friends in the light
Hide from my brother-in-law
Hide from the things he'd say
Said you weren't losing your mind
He said you just needed a rest
He said you'd be coming home soon
He said the doctors there would know what's best

Said that maybe I could go live with them for a while
I know the truth about you
I know the truth

Mama they woke me up
I was just eight years old
Sometimes it gets so hard I feel like letting it go
Letting it all go


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"Why I Don't Believe in God" as written by Art Alexakis

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    General CommentWally, who do you think created God? If it's that easy for you to believe that god was "just there," why can't you believe that the mass was just there? Or that the universe is just here? If you want to assume that god wasn't created, why can't you assume man wasn't?
    MosesConspiracyon June 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. One of my favorites that Art wrote. The stories may be different, but the needs are the same.
    KimberlyCarmenon April 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove the song.
    (hate the title though)
    Evergleamon May 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song as well. And I think the title is fitting, though I like the Colorfinger title a bit better (Culver City)
    HolyViperon July 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHmm.... wasn't it called "Culver palms" ??
    Evergleamon August 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAh yeah, Culver Palms, my bad. I forgot for a second :P
    HolyViperon September 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAfter witnessing so many bad things and feeling so much pain it is really hard to believe there is anything else. If all you have ever experienced is pain, how do you know there is anything else? Sometimes the bad just out-weighs the good, sometimes you forget what it is to feel good . . . .
    ChaosFluro24on September 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentis that what you think the song is about chaos? j/w
    psycochicon September 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah psychochic, I think it is about getting one step closer to letting go everyday. I think it really embodies the spirit of giving up and wanting to, but having no reason not to. That is only my interpretation though. I also think we are supposed to gain strength from songs like this, it is comforting to think that someone else has similar experiences and came through.
    ChaosFluro24on September 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think th basics of this song is the troublesome times that can come when things go wrong in someones life. Like WIDBIG, for example, showing the strains on a boys life trying to come with his mothers mental ilness, it can be really strenous on an individial, and make you feel like giving up and, as Art puts it, "letting it all go".
    eddie_von April 08, 2003   Link

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