Letters To God

Album: Boxcar Racer (2002)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song is about a young person who knows he is dying. The song is like this person's prayer as he pleads for God to let him live. He wants to die an old man rather than die young. Throughout this song the narrator becomes very emotional and starts to apologize for all his wrong-doings in the hope that God will show mercy to him and allow him to live longer. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Simon - Salisbury, England

Comments: 6

  • Ak from Somewhere, IrelandAngels & Airwaves, (Tom DeLonge's band that he formed during the hiatus of Blink-182), recorded "Letters To God Part II" for their 2010 album Love.
  • Marianne from Kimberley,This is beautiful. This song is one of the reasons why I am such a Tom deLonge fan! Lyrics are insanely good!!
  • Jess from Cobram, Australiawow. deep.
    i can relate to thi song kinda.
    my dad died n he had a disease that is genetic and i have a %50 per cent chance of getting it.
    i dont want to feel like this =(
  • Violet from Baltimore, MdThis is a pretty sad song when you listen to the words. It's like a final plea to god because he's isn't ready to leave. lyrics like "can't you wait? maybe i don't wanna go" emphasize the longing to live.
  • Simon from Salisbury, EnglandI won't lie, I won't sin, maybe I don't wanna go'?
  • Mattyb from The Burg, Md"will this offer get me in?" to heaven, i am thinking...
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