If God Will Send His Angels
by U2

Album: Pop (1997)
Charted: 12
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Songfacts®:

  • "It's a song of quiet anger at the way the world is and God's failure to intervene," Bono explains in the book U2 by U2. "A few people around me had experienced some awfulness that they just couldn't forgive God for. Personally, I don't look at the world as a place where God is in charge of everything that happens. I think it is up to us how much we let God into our lives. It's a world of wild and unexpected winds, earthquakes, and tsunamis where accidents can happen. I don't blame God for them. I think this is what happened when we threw God out of the garden, which is my own interpretation of what happened in Eden!"
  • This was featured on the soundtrack to City of Angels, a 1998 movie starring Nicolas Cage as an angel who falls in love with a mortal woman (Meg Ryan). The song plays when Cage meets a fellow angel (Dennis Franz) in a diner.

Comments: 1

  • Smiley from MehFirst! I really like this song. I think the pop album is sort of underrated, I like it better than all that you can't leave behind. It has four great songs: (in my opinion) Discotheque (silly but catchy and good), If God Will Send his Angels (Awesome background instruments and great lyrics and vocals) Staring at the Sun (very similar to stuck in a moment you can't get out of, not as good but still great), and finally Wake Up Dead Man (Great song about feeling hopeless and wanting Jesus to come back)

    I think this is the most or one of the most spiritual U2 albums, and I like that. (I'm a Christian) I still like a couple songs from All that you can't leave behind, just a little too corporate rock sounding to me.
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