Dear God

Album: Answers to Nothing (1988)
Charted: 55 95
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  • In this Midge Ure solo track, he takes a swipe at organized religion. In our 2015 interview with Ure, he said: "I saw what people were doing in the name of their religions. They were quite happy to go beat somebody else up. Look at the major conflicts around the world and staunch radical people who will happily kill somebody else because they don't believe in the same God. I just find that obscene. I find that bizarre."
  • According to Ure, this is the only song that ever came to him in a dream. He says he woke up with it in his head, wandered down to his home studio and honed the song as best he could before it left his memory.
  • Ure told us: "In a way, it's a double-edged sword that song. It's like a child's prayer: 'Dear God, is there somebody out there?' And in another way, it's absolute despondent despair, saying, 'Dear God, is there somebody out there?' It's a question and an explanation at the same time."

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