"God's Mistake" as written by and Roland/griffiths Orzabal....
Have a friend, calls me up
Says hello, then hangs up
He must have read my mind
These are the days of a different paradigm
Maybe once, even twice
He said "God does not play dice"
Yet if he's everywhere
He's in casinos with aces to spare

Oh, Love is God's mistake
Oh, Love is God's mistake

Ours is not to reason why
As we fall from way up high
Into the water
Like a lamb to the slaughter
Even now, God's mistake
Sets us up for one more heartbreak
God you look mighty fine
Dressed as the devil in a cosmic pantomime

Oh, Love is God's mistake
Oh, Love is God's mistake
Never was so much at stake
Oh, Love is God's mistake


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"Gods Mistake" as written by Roland Orzabal Alan Griffiths

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    General CommentIMO, the album "Raoul and the Kings of Spain" (RATKOS) is at least in part about Roland having or almost having an extramarital affair. He has admitted publicly that the album was recorded during a very trying time in his personal life that he refuses to give details about. (Please see my comments on several other RATKOS songs.) I believe Roland fell in love with another woman, and this song is about that "mistake" that "sets us up for one more heartbreak." The line "never was so much at stake" refers (IMO) to his marriage being at stake.
    imagodocon October 30, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe Roland is in fact communicating the pain that love can bring.

    The lines before, concerning his friend calling him and trying to make sense of something that Roland is going through (again, conjecture, but it makes sense)

    Maybe once, even twice
    He said "God does not play dice"
    Yet if he's everywhere
    He's in casinos with aces to spare

    If it isn't random, then God knows that it hurts,
    and likens him to a "devil in a cosmic pantomime"

    I agree on so imagdoc's comment about so much at stake and it's meaning concerning his own marriage.

    While I don't agree with Roland on his accusations, I do believe that love is what defines our choices. There is no real love without the opposite, it is meaningless without a genuine ability for us not love.

    Without this choice, we are robots, and God didn't want robots, he wanted people who genuinely choose him rather than rejecting him.
    dannykezon September 20, 2014   Link

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