Dear God, I'm trying hard to reach you
Dear God, I see your face in all I do
Sometimes it's so hard to believe it
But, God, I know you have your reasons
(Uh huh)

They said, "he's busy, hold the line, please"
Call me crazy, I thought maybe he could mind read
Who does the blind lead? Show me a sign, please
If everything is made in China, are we Chinese?
And why do haters separate us like we Siamese?
Technology turning the planet into zombies
Everybody all in everybody's dirty laundry
Acid rain, earthquakes, hurricane, tsunamis
Terrorists, crime sprees, assaults, and robberies
Cops yellin', "stop, freeze," shoot him before he try to leave
Air quality so foul, I gotta try to breathe
Endangered species and we runnin' out of trees
If I could hold the world in the palm of these
Hands, I would probably do away with these anomalies
Everybody checkin' for the new award nominee
Wars and atrocities; look at all the poverty
Ignoring the prophecies, more beef than broccoli
Corporate monopoly, weak world economy
Stock market topplin'
Mad marijuana, Oxycontin, and Klonopin
Everybody out of it?

Well, I've been thinkin' about
And I've been breakin' it down
Without an answer
I know I'm thinking out loud
But if you're lost and around
Why do we suffer?
Why do we suffer?
(Uh huh)

Yeah, it's still me, one of your biggest fans
I get off work, right back to work again
I probably need to go ahead and have my head exam
Look at how they got me on the Def Jam payment plan
Well, I'm in the world of entertainment and
Trying to keep a singing man sane for the paying fans
If I don't make it through the night, slight change of plans
Harp strings, angel wings, and praying hands
Lord, forgive me for my shortcomings
For going on tour and ignoring the court summons
All I'm trying to do is live life to the fullest
They sent my daddy to you in a barrage of bullets
Why is the world ugly when you made it in your image?
And why is livin' life such a fight to the finish?
For this high percentage when the sky's the limit
A second is a minute, every hour's infinite

Dear God, I'm trying hard to reach you
Dear God, I see your face in all I do
Sometimes it's so hard to believe it


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Dear God 2.0 Lyrics as written by James Edward Jr Olliges Ahmir Thompson

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  • +2
    General CommentOne reason I like this song so much is that it means whatever you want it to mean. I am a believer and it is perfectly natural to have doubts about God, like, why is there suffering if God loves us? This song is about observing truths (like the fact that there is suffering, and that believers claim God is all-loving and all-knowing) but doesn't lead to one conclusion or another. To believers, this song is about staying faithful even when life gives us doubts. To Atheists, it's just reiterating the viewpoint that God doesn't exist.

    And besides, the song is beautiful.
    Jungleman1on October 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou guys are all obsessed with Conor, and sure he is cool but this band is nothing without Jim James.
    Conor has nothing on Jim's guitar or voice.
    And Conor was way better as an obnoxious Atheist.
    michaelbelongon October 06, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti dont know guys. i feel like yes, they are recognizing a god, but its not in a praising kind of way. so conor's atheistic ways could still be incorporated. the song is questioning why he's even "around," if all we do is suffer.

    i dunno, just how i took it.
    bowie89on October 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's not a horrible song it's just not the style of music you expect out of these guys. Also I never really knew Conor to be an Atheist, maybe Agnostic. I wouldn't hold it against him if he's Atheist he's undoubtedly the greatest songwriter out there today but being Atheist and flat out not believing in any higher power what so ever is such an radical way of thinking and kind of depressing really. In the song Road to Joy he says "My parents they have there religion but sleep in separate houses" which might be thought of as Atheist but I thought of it as more of a stab against Hypocritical Evangelists. Also in the song I'll never be happy again he talks of Lions Laying down with Lambs and skeletons coming back to life which is straight from the book of revelations in the bible so he's apparently been to church or at least read some of the bible. Another lyric that i like allot is from The Mystic Valley Band's Nicorette when he says "There's nothing more sad then a lynching mob for the rational man who believes in God" which says to me it's not a black and white situation and it's okay to believe in god but not take every last word of the bible literally and still question things kind of like in the movie Dogma, after all even Mother Teresa questioned her faith at different points of her life.
    AndTen06on November 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFinally, a MOF song with a decent portion dedicated to Conor's hauntingly beautiful voice..
    AliElGiganteon August 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOn second thought.. it was too short. I hope there are a couple songs with mainly conor's vocals :)
    Great song nonetheless.
    AliElGiganteon August 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgreed. Always glad to hear Conor..
    Plus a song that's more thoughtful than his most recent stuff.
    I'm excited to hear M's stuff too, so far so good.. :)
    forgetmynameon August 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt seems like a lot of people don't like the music to this (not on here, just in general)...I like it musically, but lyrically I think it could be better. It doesn't really compare with XTC's Dear God for me. I mean..."I know you have your reasons?"
    sadowlon August 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti honestly was surprised to hear conor singing about god.
    because he used to be openly atheist and such a harsh critic of christianity.
    but he did have some sort of a spiritual awakening over the past few years after visiting cassadaga. :)
    lizberryon August 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe entire album is genius. i've been following Conor since A Collection of Songs and i've loved everything he's ever done. when i found out that Bright Eyes was breaking up i nearly cried but then a friend of mine told me she'd heard a rumor about Conor and Mike working on a side project with M. Ward.

    i really love this song. anyone can relate to the lyrics and their voices melding together is fantastic.

    :]
    ThatGouletKidon September 17, 2009   Link

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