I was standing by the ocean when I saw your face
I couldn't look at you
I guess you knew it but I never realized
That we were through

And now I'm down here all alone
With every feeling that I own
You can't take that away

And with every breath we take
And the illusions we create
Will come to you someday

And I was touched
By the hand of God
Never knew it
But of course I was

I never hoped to do the things in this world
I wanted to
Because everything I own
It belongs to you

I never looked at you in a sexual way
In my life before
And I've never woken up like this
So desperately before

And I was touched
By the hand of God
Never knew it
But of course I was



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"Touched by the Hand of God" as written by Stephen Paul David/hook Morris

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    General Comment:This is my favorite song by new order, to me its about being truly in love with someone and being completely devoted to them and not realizing how the relationship got to the point where it needed to end.......but that's just me
    optimistic_oneon October 21, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:This song has some conflicting lyrics but I try to decipher the meaning . Maybe the song is about a person who is close friends with another person of opposite sex . One day he wakes up to the fact that he is desperately in love with his friend and communicates the same to her . But is let down (that we were through) as a result he loses his friend and love of his life
    baitnswitchon August 05, 2010   Link

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