I used to be a fairly religious person, but I’ve grown up. I could get into arguments over the matter, but this post was enough arguing for me. Do your thang and I’ll do mine. That being said, I still can enjoy a clever song about the man/woman/matrix upstairs, and here’s A Handful Of Acceptable Songs About God:
- Dishwalla’s Counting Blue Cars
It’s a playful tune about looking at the world through the lens of youth. It also makes God a woman three years before Kevin Smith did.
- The Caulfields’ Devil’s Diary
The Devil’s just looking for some wholesome lovin’. And you can’t have God without the Devil.
- The Fray’s You Found Me
God as a cigarette-smoking bum? Much better than Joan Osborne’s bus rider…
- XTC’s Dear God
I had a coworker way back in the day that got really mad about this song (or rather, that Sarah McLachlan covered it). My response? “You don’t see anybody writing letters to Santa saying he doesn’t exist.” My coworker didn’t get it.
- Usher’s OMG
(SIDENOTE: Did you know he says “Oh” seventeen times in a row?!)