"I'll bet he was cool" as written by Daniel Jones and Darren Hayes....
You know every once in a while
I shoot the breeze I spend my time
I talk about silly things
I like to talk about Jesus Christ

'Cause I wonder what would happen if he passed you by
Would you be scared? Would you believe in him?
Would you bust your asses to get him institutionalized?
Well, I bet he'd be cool; I bet he'd be damn good looking

I bet that he smelt divine
I'm not talking about Calvin Klein's Obsession
Just one of those people smell good all the time
There's no reason why

What would he wear? Would he wear Tommy Hilfiger?
Or prefer Urban Outfitted? I don't think so
Well, I bet he liked Gaultier
But you'd never find him in it; I bet he liked Gaultier

Lord I need your protection spend some time in my direction
I need your protection spend some time in my direction
I need your protection spend some time in my direction
You know every once and a while

I shoot the breeze I spend my time
I talk about silly things
And tonight I'd like to talk to you about Jesus Christ
'Cause I wonder how we'd deal if He just passed you by

I bet he'd be a star
I bet my star wars figures he would be a movie star
A Quentin Tarantino next-big-thing
Prima Donna, then he'd appear on Oprah

You know what? I don't think so
I bet my speeder bike he'd turn his back on all of that
Lord I need your protection spend some time in my direction
I need your protection spend some time in my direction

I need your protection spend some time in my direction
Some people have just got it
You know like standing next to Elvis Presley
Well then multiply that feeling by 1 million

And you know what I'm talking about
Well I'll bet he was cool
Man I bet that cowboy was so damn good looking


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"I'll Bet He Was Cool" as written by Darren Hayes Daniel Jones

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    General CommentThis song is one of Darren Haye's favourite songs (that's he's written) and he is obviously talking about God/Jesus ... but I'm not so sure about the true meaning. Is it making fun of God? Or is it just basically imagining what it'd be like to meet God?
    : ) well... i probably need to listen to this song more until i find out
    x_hotelpaperon May 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI will NEVER forget the first time I heard this song. I bought the Truly, Madly, Deeply single on cassette tape back in 1997 when I was about thirteen, and this song kind of shocked me. It's deep in a very camoflauged sort of way.

    While it's obviously talking about God, I think this might be Darren's big head talking. Notice the way he throws around designer names and labels...all things that are shoved in your face when you're hot and famous. This song is probably largely about how Darren feels about being an icon. At the point when this song was written, fame would have been an alien concept to a sweet-faced twenty-five year old from Brisbane...so I feel that this song defines how he felt being all of a sudden adored by fans and having designer names shoved in his face.

    I don't think he's comparing his fame to that of Jesus Christ by any means, but I think he's sort of wondering idly with these lyrics how it must feel to be Jesus and being idolized and worshipped. And, if he's famous and doesn't have the kind of time and the means to have a personal relationship with every fan of his, he wonders how God can have a relationship with everyone and what Jesus might be like if you could talk to him.
    eirenightshadeon June 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcool analysis of the song!
    x_hotelpaperon July 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI feel his talking about how we worship all these celebrities who wear all these designer clothes and act like prima donnas even though those things are not what is the most important.

    If Jesus were here on earth, he wouldn't be into all those material things. 'He'd like Gaultier but you'd never find him in it' because he would be spending money helping the poor instead of buying something to look good in.
    And while Jesus would be so cool and worshiped by everyone and could hang around 'the walk of fame', he 'would turn his back on all of that'. I think he'd spend time helping people.

    'Lord, I need your protection spend some time in my direction.' I feel is Darren saying that he wants help to not get trapped into the world of celebrities. He wants to be protected from becoming materialistic and obsessed with being famous and a prima donna.
    star2008on July 31, 2007   Link

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