The Death of God

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"The Death of God"
Single by Roy Harper
B-side The Death of God (Short Version)
Released April 2005
Format CD
Recorded 2005
Genre Folk,
Length Track 1. 13:18 Track 2. 2:58
Label Science Friction HUCD038
Writer(s) Roy Harper
Producer(s) Roy Harper
Roy Harper singles chronology
The Methane zone
The Death of God

"The Death of God" is a CD single by Roy Harper, released on April 2005.


Of the 2003 Iraq War, Harper stated "Our famous leader took us into an illegal war and killed thousands of children. Was that cool? Or was it all just a myth?..." [1]

The 13 minute single was "...conceived out of (the) disgust I feel whenever war is used as some kind of solution..." (see cover notes). the lyrics contain various stories rolled into one, those of "The emigrant, the soldier, the bomber, the leader, and "God!".[1]

Harper dedicated the single to the memory of Ali Hader VC, of the 6th/13th Frontier Force Rifles, Indian Army (Pakistan). "...who helped to get me out of a bit of a jam with Adolf in '45...".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Death of God" (Long Version) – 13:18
  2. "The Death of God" (Short Version) – 2:58



  1. ^ a b CD cover notes

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