Dear God - XTC
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Tabs and lyrics
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
XTC
"Dear God"
From 'Skylarking'

Fmaj7 A7sus4/D D2
8 0 or 0 0
10 3 3 3
9 0 0 2
10 0 2 0
8 - 0 -
- - 2 -

A verse consists of three of the Am riff:
Am Am Am Am
e|----0--------0--------0--------0--|
B|----1--------1--------1--------1--|
G|----2--------2--------2--------2--|
D|----2--------2--------2--------2--|
A|-0--0--0-----0--0-----0--0-----0--|
E|----------1--------3--------2-----|
^Thumb ^Pinky ^Thumb

Then two the C riff:
C C/Ab C/D C/F#
e|-----0--------0-----0--------0--|
B|-----1--------1-----1--------1--|
G|-----0--------0-----0--------0--|
D|-----2--------2--0--0--0-----0--|
A|--3--3--3-----3-----------------|
E|-----------4--------------2-----|
^Pinky ^Thumb

Then the falling D riff:
D D Bb E7
e|-----2--------2--------1--------0--|
B|-----3--------3--------3--------3--|
G|-----2--------2--------3--------1--|
D|--0--0--0-----0--0-----3--0--2--2--|
A|-----------3--------1--1-----------|
E|-----------------------------------|

with some changes as noted in the score below.

[Verse 1]
Dear God, 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
But all the people that you made in your image
See them starving on their feet
'Cause they don't get enough to eat
>From God,
I can't believe in you

[Verse 2]
Dear God, 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
See them fighting in the street
'Cause they can't make opinions meet
About God,
C D
I can't believe in you

[Bridge]
Fmaj7 C G C
Did you make disease, and the diamond blue?
Fmaj7 D2 (or A7sus4/D)
Did you make mankind after we made you?
A/C# C C/E E7
Am riff
And the devil, too?
C D (2nd time thru)

[Verse 3] bypass Am thing and go to C riff
Dear God, don't know if you've noticed 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
Well I know it ain't, and so do you, dear God
I can't believe in
I don't believe in

[Verse 4]
Am/F#
I won't believe in heaven and hell
Bb
No saints, no sinners, no devil as well
Dm
No pearly gates, no thorny crown
Bb
You're always letting us humans down
G
The wars you bring, the babes you drown
Bb
Those lost at sea and never found
Dm
And it's the same the whole world 'round
Bb
The hurt I see helps to compound
G
That Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Bb
Is just somebody's unholy hoax
Dm
And if you're up there you'd perceive
Bb
That my heart's here upon my sleeve
G A
If there's one thing I don't believe in

D2/ D Bb C F G E <- D2 form, use these bass notes
0 0 0 0 0 0
3 3 3 3 3 3
2 2 2 2 2 2
0 - - - - -
- 1 3 - - --
- - - 1 3 0

It's you
Dear God
Song info
Dear God
XTC
2001
  • Rock
  • Alternative Rock
  • Pop Rock
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