"If God Made You" as written by and John Ondrasik....
Hey kid
Your time has come to change
Though I need you more than I've needed anyone in any way tonight
Hey kid, I know it won't be long
The captain's calling, come to see you back where we belong
Something inside me is breaking
Something inside says there's somewhere better than this

Sunset sailing on April skies
Bloodshot fire clouds in her eyes
I can't say what I might believe
But if God made you he's in love with me

Hey
Hey kid
Do wishes count at all
Can you give me a sign, give me anything I won't tell a soul you told
Hey kid, will you hold me when I sleep
Will you find me when the tide decides that I got to leave

Now something inside me is breaking
Something inside says there's somewhere better than this

Sunset sailing on April skies
Bloodshot fire clouds in her eyes
I can't say what I might believe
But if God made you he's in love with me

Sunset sailing on April skies
Bloodshot fire clouds in your eyes
I can't say what I might believe
But if God made you he's in love with me

Something inside me is breaking
Something inside says there's somewhere better than this my love

Sunset sailing on April skies
Bloodshot fire clouds in her eyes
I can't say what I might believe
But if God made you he's in love with me

Sunset sailing on April skies
Bloodshot fire clouds in your eyes
I can't say what I might believe
But if God made you, yeah, he's in love with me
He's in love with me, oh
Love, love, love, love, love with me


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"If God Made You" as written by John Ondrasik

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    General CommentHey kid,your time has come to change
    I need you more than I needed anyone in any way..

    simply beautiful. These where the words that made me fall in love iwth the song.

    "If God Made you He's In Love with Me."

    What a way to express how much a person means in your life.

    Lovely song
    dreamer7992on October 14, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwell no one ahs posted on this great song yet, but i saw john perform this one at madison square garden and he dedicated it to his kids...great great song
    the quirky cutieon December 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is simply beautiful (and yes I'm a self-confessed FFF fan). I believe John is writing about a younger woman whom he loves and addresses as 'Kid', but this woman is on the verge of dying, i.e. "The Captain's Calling...come to see you back where we belong" which he probably believes to be heaven, or a better place. As he stares into her dying eyes he sees 'bloodshot fire clouds' in her eyes, signifying her will to cling on to life. In his heart, he questions his beliefs, but admiring the beauty of the woman he loves, he infers that God is in love with him to have graciously given him this woman whom he can love. Througout this time, his heart is breaking at the thought of losing her, and yet in his heart he hopes that there'll be some place better for the both of them. "Something inside me is breaking. Something inside says there’s somewhere better than this…".
    lionelfisheson April 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with lionelfishes. It must be about the death of a loved one. Although its got some sort of haunting melody to it, cause hearing it for the first time, you'd think it's a happy song.
    y7000kon July 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with lionelfishes. It must be about the death of a loved one. Although its got some sort of haunting melody to it, cause hearing it for the first time, you'd think it's a happy song.
    y7000kon July 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentare you sure captains calling means shes going to die?? i think they are going to be separated for some reason, "will you find me when the tide decides that i got to leave"

    but death doesnt really make sense. i think hes talking about the future they could've had if things were different.
    LilBittyPrettyOneon September 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't think its the girl dying...I think it's him more so. Her blooshot eyes are from her crying.
    The reason I think its him dying are lines like this:
    "Will you find me when the tide decides that I got to leave"
    Like hes the one leaving to another place...and some others...hmm I could be wrong but thats just what I thought.
    steph_ocon May 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI believe you got it backwards there steph. I think it's about the woman/girl dying. He is there with her as she begins to pass on, and she is crying and he doubts his beliefs, but thinks that God must exist and love him if he allowed him time with someone he loved so much.

    The line "Will you find me when the tide decides that I got to leave", is about how he wants her to find him when it's his turn to pass on. He wants to join her in the afterlife.

    The brilliant metaphor is setup that sailing is dying (as far as im concerned). She sails off, leaving him on the beach, and when the tide decides that he has to leave, he wants her to find him.

    Beautiful song, really.
    RabidDonkeyon September 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!

    If God Made you He's In Love with Me.

    That is like my favorite quote. And this song makes me think of summer and summer loving. Oh damn I just love this song!
    Woot for the Sisterhood Soundtrack!
    alexis.xoxon March 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI atually agree with steph. I think hes dying hes older and hes talking aout about how hes dying hes leaving with the tide and the captai =n is bringing her back to the land of the living where she belongs.
    white_stone_3on September 29, 2007   Link

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