An Atheist’s Heartfelt Love Song

Singer/songwriter Billy Franks has an album called “Sex Laughter & Meditation” and he gave me permission to let readers download one of the songs off that CD. It’s called “Sometimes I Wish There Was a God So I Could Pray For Him To Watch Over My Children” and you can download it for free by clicking here.

Sometimes I wish there was a god so I could
Pray for him to watch over my children
Where do the days go?
I hope you know, I’m counting on you
And how far is the death star from our backyard and what can you do?

Baby, death stars and days all move away.
But I will stay for you
Sometimes I wish there was a god so I could
Pray for him to watch over my children

How come more mothers cry.
And fathers lie, like they do?
How come it hurts to breathe, when you leave
And I can’t come too?

Baby, good friends and lovers
Still hurt each other, even when they try not to.
Sometimes I wish there was a god so I could
Pray for him to watch over my children

Awwwwww…

A commenter on Amazon summed up the song this way:

[It is] perhaps the most heartfelt song on the disc. It deals with a father as he tries to explain the mysteries of the universe to his questioning daughter… her most poignant question being “How come it hurts to breathe, when you leave and I can’t come too?” Maybe earthly questions are the most difficult to explain. This song (both lyrically and musically) is POWERFUL…


About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.

  • Kevin_Of_Bangor

    A little to mellow for my taste but thanks for sharing the link.

  • http://wings1295.blogspot.com/ Caffeinated Joe

    Thanks! Downloaded, will listen later.

  • Annie

    Billy Joel meets ???  Help me out. 

  • Ronlawhouston

    If you ask me love transcends either atheism or theism.  In my view human life is all about love.  Period.


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