Monday, July 11, 2005

DEAR GOD - midge ure

midge ure was the lead vocalist of ultravox before he went solo. he co-wrote "do they know it's christmas?" with bob geldof, with whom he also organized the recent live8 concert. his advocacy is obvious in the lyrics of the following song. i'm borrowing it to show instead my frustration at what's happening in the country today. but unlike midge ure, i know He's listening. maybe He's already shown us the answers to our problems but we refused to see or hear them, or maybe we were just too dumb to notice.


Dear God, is there somebody out there?
Is there someone to hear my prayer?
I'm a simple man with simple words to say
Is there some point in asking?
Asking for more only got us where we are today
Lost and alone and afraid

Give me, love for the lonely
Give me, food for the hungry
Give me, peace in a restless world
Give me, hope for the children
Give me, a worldwide religion
Give me, peace in a restless world

Dear God, can you hear me crying?
A whole world crying
Looking for something to say
We had it all and we threw it all away
Is there somebody watching
Somebody watching over the mess that we've made
We're lost and alone and afraid

Give me, love for the lonely
Give me, food for the hungry
Give me, peace in a restless world
Give me, hope for the children
Give me, a worldwide religion
Give me, peace in a restless world

And we need to know there's something good
Though all our years of solitude go on and on and on...

Give me, love for the lonely
Give me, food for the hungry
Give me, peace in a restless world
Give me, hope for the children
Give me, a worldwide religion
Give me, peace in a restless world

Dear god, is there somebody out there,
Is there someone to hear my prayer

1 comment:

jalwyn said...

Hanep Tina, nostalgia trip itong kanta ni lolo Midge Ure! I'm gonna copy this ha? Your absolutely right, this really sums up my frustration too! Mabuhay ka!