"Dear God" as written by Otsile Ramarumo and Nyiko Khoza....
Dear God, Dear God, Oh My, Oh My, Oh My God
Dear God, Dear God, Oh My, Oh My, Oh My God
Dear God, Dear God, Oh My, Oh My, Oh My God
Dear God, Oh My God, Oh My, Oh My, Oh My God

Dear God,
I hope you got the letter, and...
I pray you can make it better down here.
I don't mean a big reduction in the price of beer
and all the people that you made in your image, I see
them starving on their feet
because they don't get enough to eat,

Dear God, I am sorry to disturb, but I was wondering
if you and me could have some words, Are you listening?
'Cause down here people's minds are twisting, turning
yo, I could feel the devil's heat rise, burning
I believe in believing but am I only dreaming
I try to keep the faith, but the faith is so deceiving
I heard you got the reasons, the answers and why
I heard you be the sun when it shining in my eyes
Who am I to judge or question your existence?
They say you're in the skies on a cloud in the distance
Snakes be hissing, making people lose their religion
Resorting to the depths of hell, distorted vision
The anger's never hidden, whole worlds gone mad
Mothers crying, murders multiplying, All is up for grabs,
it's so sad We pray that one-day we'll see the glory
Is this heaven or hell
or is it purgatory, who knows?

Dear God,
I'm 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, I see them fighting
in the streets cause they can't make opinions meet

I chant,
Nam-myoho-renge-kyo
Now the seasons
give me the answers, give me questions, give me reasons
to keep striving live
I be directing every action, movement in my section
Every movement second, now that contains possibility
To delve into the realms of buddhahood,
Heaven, Hell, or misery
now, that's an ugly situation
Some standing ovations
Then ride the tour bus
haunted by suicidal contemplations
But I know for sure that I will reach my destination
'Cause my foundation's thicker, everywhere I stand is Mecca
Detect the incorrect sects like an inspector
Bring it to your sector, let the truth be known
I never had time for these false spiritual clones
I found my own
my kingdom and my throne
most roll with a whole lotta back with no bones

Dear God,
I don't know if you notice 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
but I know it ain't
so do you

Dear God, Oh My God, Oh My, Oh My, Oh My God
Dear God, Oh My God, Oh My, Oh My, Oh My God
Dear God, Oh My God, Oh My, Oh My, Oh My God
Dear God, Oh My God, Oh My, Oh My, Oh My God



Dear God, Oh My God, Oh My, Oh My, Oh My God
Dear God, Oh My God, Oh My, Oh My, Oh My God
Dear God, Oh My God, Oh My, Oh My, Oh My God
Dear God, Oh My God, Oh My, Oh My, Oh My God
Dear God
Dear God
Dear God



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"Dear God (Oh My God)" as written by Andy Partridge

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    General Commentat first i didnt know that shootyz was this religious....i got no prob..they have actually given me faith...
    give thanks and praise...

    are they budhists?
    ate_16amon April 15, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis cover is an abomination! Listen to the original version by XTC to hear how the song was REALLY written. It's actually an anti-religion song! Stupid band ruined it...
    jawstoneon June 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentalthough having faith can be tough to do at times, keep it because it can pull you though the rough times...
    groovymusic311on January 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThat it is a cover from XTC is not at all a missunderstanding or the intention to ruin this song. In fact, it is probably kind of a satire on this song. As you said, the original is an anti-religious song while this one here obviously tries to keep mankind to its faith. Aparrantly Shootyz Groove is a faithful band and as this version says: "Who am I to judge or question your existence?"
    In the buddhism part the protagonist thinks about changing his religion but comes to the conclusion that everywhere he stands is Mecca so he does not need other religions.
    Hail @ Christianity blah blah blah.

    The message is that even if it is sometimes hard for you you never should question your religion because belief is one important thing. After all there is no reason to curse god for mankind's mistakes.
    This way even the references to XTC's version make sense (especially the last part about the bible).
    Shikayamaon March 08, 2008   Link

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