Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Bright Eyes

I downloaded a free song off of iTunes last night and am recommending it to you. It's from Bright Eyes, "When the President Talks to God." It brings up so many interesting issues about how different Christians can all claim to have access to the same access to God but come to completely different conclusions. It's also a rather stinging indictment of President Bush. So go on to iTunes and download it for free (at least for the moment). While you're there, check out the newest Switchfoot album, "The Beautiful Letdown."

Here are the lyrics. I couldn't find the correct lyrics on any lyrics site, so I went ahead and edited them down myself.

Lyrics
when the president talks to god
are the conversations brief or long
does he ask to rape our women's' rights
or to send poor farm kids off to die
does god suggest an oil hike
when the president talks to god

when the president talks to god
are the consonants all hard or soft
does he resolute all down the line
is every issue black or white
does what god say ever change his mind
when the president talks to god

when the president talks to god
does he fake that drawl or merely nod
agree which convicts should be killed
which prisons should be built and filled
which voter fraud must be concealed
when the president talks to god

when the president talks to god
I wonder which one plays the better cop
we should find some jobs. the ghetto's broke
no, they're lazy, George, I say we don't
just give 'em more liquor stores and dirty coke
that's what god recommends

when the president talks to god
do they drink near beer and go play golf
when they pick which country should we invade
which Muslim souls still can be saved
yeah I guess god just calls a spade a spade
when the president talks to god

when the president talks to god
does he ever think that maybe he's not
that that voice is just inside his head
when he kneels next to the presidential bed
does he ever smell his own bullshit
when the president talks to god
I doubt it
I doubt it

5 Comments:

Blogger Brian said...

That's awesome. I'll download it tonight.

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome. Thanks, David!

Mary Ann

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh, how do you get to where you can find the song to download it?

11:18 AM  
Blogger david said...

If you have iTunes, go the Music Store and The song should be right there on the front page. It has a cartoon of bush with a halo over his head. If you don't have iTunes, you'll have to go to http://www.apple.com/itunes/ first to download it. Both the iTunes program and the song are free.

6:48 PM  
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