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Message To God

This song is by The Rodchester Kings and appears on the album ...And in Closing (1991).

Julian would stand on the corner
Underneath the Bradbury Hotel lights
Wishing he was four floors up asleep
Safely hidden from the dark and endless night

He used to be some kind of businessman
Had a wife, two kids, and a dog named Joe
Went to parties, drank and laughed it up
But never bothered to watch the dice he'd role

Five years he has lived in an empty world
His wife is dead and his kids, they all moved away
No one knows what exactly happened to him
So sometimes he gets down on his knees to pray

If you can hear me, take me away from here
'Cause I'm no longer the man that I want to be
There's no more room for the past and that's all I have
I try to talk but the future won't listen to me
I try to talk but the future won't listen to me
I try to talk but the future won't listen, yeah

Diane worked at an all night coffee shop
On the corner of Brabury and Twenty-Ninth
From time to time she'd watch Julian from the window
And wonder to herself if he would be alright

She lived alone in a one room apartment
She didn't know anyone and hardly went outside
Convinced like Julian that she, too, had become a ghost
When you're in a dark place where there isn't anywhere to hide

Someone once told her that she didn't have anything to give
And when she was young, yeah she believed every word they'd say
Until she convinced herself that she would start again
Sometimes she still gets down on her knees to pray

If you can hear me, take me away from here
'Cause I'm no longer the person that I thought I'd be
There is no reason for me to go on like this
I try and cry out but no one will listen to me
I try and cry out but no one will listen to me
I try and cry out but no one will listen
No one

It was dark that night, darker than most I guess
He was at the window thinking he was siting down to rest
He looked up and his eyes went across the street
And to their surprise those empty eyes encountered me

Julian couldn't move, or more like he didn't want to
Diane felt the same and she didn't know what to do
Ain't it funny, yeah but ain't it a crying shame
When you've got no one else, you've got no one else to blame

I turned my collar up and started to walk down the street
And behind me I heard the silent sound of weathered feet
I turned around to watch them walk back toward the café
It's kind of funny but sometimes we get on our knees to pray

If you can hear me, take them away from here
And make them something, something they long to be
Don't turn a deaf ear to anyone that you might hear
Or am I just talking 'cause no one will listen to me
Am I just talking 'cause no one will listen to me
Am I just talking 'cause no one will listen to me
No one will listen
No one will listen
No one will listen
Why won't you listen

Written by:

The Rodchester Kings

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