"God" as written by and Ian Hunter....
God sometimes you just don't come through
God sometimes you just don't come through
Do you need a woman to look after you
God sometimes you just don't come through

You make pretty daisies pretty daisies love
I gotta find, find, find what you're doing about things here
A few witches burning gets a little toasty here
I gotta find,find,find why you always go when the wind blows

God sometimes you just don't come through
God sometimes you just don't come through
Do you need a woman to look after you
God sometimes you just don't come through

Tell me you're crazy maybe then I'll understand
You got your nine iron in the back seat just in case
Heard you've gone south well babe you love your new four wheel
I gotta find,find,find why you always go when the wind blows

(Give not thy strength unto women nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings)

Will you even tell her if you decide to make the sky fall
Will you even tell her if you decide to make the sky

God sometimes you just don't come through
God sometimes you just don't come through
Do you need a woman to look after you
God sometimes you just don't come through


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"God" as written by Tori Amos

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  • +2
    General CommentI think there's two parts to this song.

    The first part is Tori angry at God for the misogyny of mainstream Christianity. She's defiant and angry. The second part ("why you always go when the wind blows?") is her revealing that there's more to it than just anger- she doesn't believe in God, but she sort of wishes she does, and it's upsetting to her that she doesn't see much evidence of it. The loud instruments cut out right when she says that bit, which indicates that she's showing her more personal thoughts beneath the bluster.
    Crane42on January 13, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I gotta find why you always go when the wind blows."
    Simple. Means where is God when things get hard to deal with?
    Poetic_Mystiqueon January 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm also a Pagan and there isn't just a God, there's also a Goddess. We view our Creator as a whole Being not half... so I think Tori is also showing the imbalance in a one sided view.
    RasEyeon October 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song has a feminist spin to it. Maybe it's saying that god is never there for all the atrocities that happen in the world, and also the fact that the world is still male-dominated, especially in the Christian world.
    SugarBruiseson January 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst off i really love tori amos. i came here to find some meaning in her songs. well, where i don't get it, tori said in rollingstone mag. that tihs song was supposed to be about god getting a blowjob. i don't know, it's just what i read.
    supernovajuice27on August 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTori often changes her songs meanings and stories. Perhaps it's to make you think of your own interpretation. It just seems to me that more often that anything, god doesn't come through. Where is god when babies are murdered, women are raped, children are abused? "you always go when the wind blows" I think she's saying, god needs a woman to look after him, to keep him on the ball. But then she goes on to say "would you even tell her if you decide to make the sky?" Just like a man, would he ever answer to a woman? I think she's more telling god what's up. Because she's always found religion hard to swallow.
    andshediedon August 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI really like andshedied's interpretation. I feel the same way, and I can definitely relate to this song. Being raised in a catholic family, I always found religion very hard to swallow myself. Whenever bad things happen to good people, we often blame God, which is a completely understandable and human thing to do. I like Tori's line: "You make pretty daisies pretty daisies love.
    I gotta find what you're doing about things here", because God makes nature beautiful, but what about(as andshedied said)murder, rape, and abuse that people endure every single day? I think it's a terrific song that most everyone can relate to.
    SpaceyLover11on March 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe this song really isn't about God at all. maybe this song is about a man in her life, probably her father, who she'd always looked up to and admired as God but then he let her down in some way, causing her to say that sometimes he just doesn't come through.
    shadows_fallon June 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthat is an interesting spin shadows fall, especially since her father was a Preacher or something like that. It gives a new spin to the song for me.
    isisstar888on December 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell this song is pretty much about rejecting God and how the world is male-dominated and how the world is nothing but justice.
    Eatcarpeton December 21, 2004   Link

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