If God Will Send His Angels
by U2

Album: Pop (1997)
Charted: 12
  • "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.

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