"If God Will Send His Angels" as written by and Paul Hewson Adam Clayton....
Nobody else here baby
No-one else here to blame
No-one to point the finger
It's just you and me and the rain

Nobody made you do it
No one put words in your mouth
Nobody here taking orders
When love took a train heading south
It's the blind leading the blond
It's the stuff, it's the stuff of country songs

Hey, if God will send his angels
And if God will send a sign
And if God will send his angels
Would everything be alright?

God's got his phone off the hook, babe
Would he even pick up if he could?
It's been a while since we saw that child
Hangin' round this neighborhood

See his mother dealing in a doorway
See Father Christmas with a begging bowl
And Jesus' sister's eyes are a blister
The High Street never looked so low

It's the blind leading the blond
It's the cops collecting for the cons
So where is the hope and
Where is the faith and the love?
What's that you say to me
Does love light up your Christmas tree?
The next minute you're blowing a fuse
And the cartoon network turns into the news

If God will send his angels
And if God will send a sign
Well if God will send his angels
Where do we go?
Where do we go?

Jesus never let me down
You know Jesus used to show me the score
Then they put Jesus in show business
Now it's hard to get in the door

It's the stuff, it's the stuff of country songs
But I guess it was something to go on
Hey, if God will send his angels
I sure could use them here right now
Well, if God will send his angels
And I don't want to lie
I don't wanna love I want to feel the song
And I don't want to lie
And I wanna feel the song


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"If God Will Send His Angels" as written by Dave Evans Adam Clayton

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  • +2
    MemoryI failed surgery in my medical finals in Dublin, everyone else I knew passed and every 5 minutes people called to celebrate.
    I felt at my lowest. I played this song on constant repeat.
    I was thinking of throwing myself into the Liffey.
    My sister called and said
    "Pack your things, I am taking you home".
    I played this song and sat there in a daze till she got there.
    This song got me through my worst day.
    I repeated my surgery and qualified 6 months after everyone else, it all seemed so important at the time. Passing was Everythng, that day I realised it wasn't, that God, Family and Love are all so much more.
    jimmimon August 26, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI Totally agree with the previous bloggers. In Pop's piece de resistance If God Will Send His Angels-surely one of U2's best and most misunderstood Artworks, Bono is simply asking a question to us all-"Where is the hope, faith and love in the world?"-My man Bono is crying out that question and he rages "Jesus never let me down/Jesus used to show me the score/Then they put Jesus in showbiz/Now it's hard to get in the door!"-Bono is clearly angry and enraged in this psalm blues electronica as Edge, Adam and Larry lay down a chillout techno melody. Many U2 Fans have never given Pop a fair chance. If God Will Send His Angels is U2's most underrated song. I for one sing its praises. Bono is a brilliant writer. We need faith, hope and love in our lives and U2 ARE a solution for this mixed-up world we're living in today! U2 ROCK HARD!
    rabbitbunnyon August 28, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThe last bit of the song -

    "Jesus never let me down you know Jesus used to show me the score
    then they put Jesus in show business now it's hard to get in the door

    it's the stuff it's the stuff of country songs
    but I guess it was something to go on"

    Should read

    ".... it's hard to get in the door

    So step, step up into his arms
    but I guess this is something to call you"

    Its obsecured by a sound effect but you can still hear him say it.

    Also as noted above its not 'scat singing' at the end, he sings pretty much what the poster above says.


    needle_tooon January 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song..............
    undisturbedon June 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a beautiful song. One of the best from 'POP'.
    u2elevationon August 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the most beautiful pieces I've heard. One of my favorites from U2... ever.
    Aftermathon May 01, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt´s a Christimas killing song.

    That´s why Send His Angels´s single was released near december.
    *FelipeVox*on June 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song.
    lizkaon June 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song on 'Pop'. It actually poses the question the album is asking:

    "where is the hope, and where is the faith, and the love?"

    Christmas, I think, is used as a metaphor because of its duality: the birth of Christ verses mass-consumerism. I love the line, "does love light up your Christmas tree?"
    davidecoyoteon May 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFor me it's about that side of Religion (country songs) where people say if God wanted to do something he'd do it himself, or send an angel. Bono is clearly telling us we need to get of our backsides - be the light and the love or as Jesus said a City on a hill should shine - which Bono quotes in Yahweh on the new album
    timbo.hon January 05, 2005   Link

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