"in god's hands" as written by Nelly Furtado and Rick Nowels....
I looked at your face
I saw that all the love had died
I saw that we had forgotten to take the time

I, I saw that you couldn't care less about what you do
You couldn't care less about the lies
You couldn't find the time to cry

We forgot about love
We forgot about faith
We forgot about trust
We forgot about us

Now our love's floating out the window
Our love's floating out the back door
Our love's floating up in the sky
In heaven, where it began
Back in God's hands

You said that you had said all that you had to say
You say, 'baby, it's the end of the day.'

We gave a lot
But it wasn't enough
We got so tired
That we just gave up

Now our love's floating out the window
Our love's floating out the back door
Our love's floating up in the sky
In heaven, where it began
Back in God's hands, back in God's hands

We didn't respect it
We went and neglected it
We didn't deserve it
But I never expected this

Our love floated out the window
Our love floated out the back door
Our love floated up in the sky
To heaven, it's part of a plan
It's back in God's hands, back in God's hands

Oh, it didn't last, it's a thing of the past
No, we didn't understand, oh, just what we had
Oh, I want it back, just what we had
I want it back, oh, just what we had


Lyrics submitted by izmo

"In God's Hands" as written by Richard W. Jr. Nowels Julio Reyes

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentPeople that say Nelly sold out should listen to this song.
    dengeiston September 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song so beautiful! I think it would belong better on folklore rather than mixed in with awful stuff she's coming out with now. Just my opinion..
    just_donton September 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so sweet. ummm well i kinda need a little bit of help witj the meaning, bt i took it as her and her bf just broken up and now shes leaving it up to God to see wht happens.???
    - hayles -
    hayles89on January 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me its about two people who were in a serious relationship and were very much in love and for whatever reason started drifting apart...although both partners were aware of the drifting, neither did anything to improve the situation...and they parted their ways. They still care about each other greatly and miss what they had when it was good but know that something was missing and is accepting of the fact that no matter what they do that 'something' will always be missing in their relationship. They're putting it in God's hands to figure out their fate together or apart.
    caity_graceon January 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAlot of ppl are giving Nelly crap about the new creative direction she's taken with her music. But this song just proves that no matter what ppl say, this girl can still manage to capsulize a feeling so beautifully with words. I love this song. To me, its about two ppl who were in a relationship but weren't able to completely appreciate what they had in each other. And eventhough they have gone their seperate ways there is still a love and connection there. From her perspective, she wants to give the relationship a second chance, but she's content to leave it up to fate; not to force anything or pressure it. Such a beautiful song!
    RJ87on February 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti havent heard this song, but i loved the title.
    Fallen Leaveson May 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a couple who were madly in love, but slowly things changed and they drifted apart. However, even though they aren't together anymore, their love is "back in God's hands" meaning that if they ever want to get back together, God has their love safe in his hands and will be able to reunite them. Beautiful song, I cried the first time I heard it because it's so nice.
    ClaireFxon July 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMaybe this is a bit strange but i think this song is about someone who committed a suicide..
    caritaon July 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbreaking up ... clear and simple
    Blondbabe2102on September 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLeaving the ultimate fate of a relationship up to the essential Goodness in the universe and oneself, and to acknowledge one' connectedness with that Force has its wisdom. Perhaps, in the melee of love's initial spellbound moments, the divine was forgotten, and love, faith, trust -- and respect for them -- got tired of waiting, and scooted out the back door. Marit Bergman sings "Out on the Piers", and captures some of the feverish side of love in its early stages (see fly2.ws/JcEsadG).

    Years ago, people said, G-d willing, and Goodbye meant "G-d be with ye". Nowadays, in Islamic culture, they say "Insh'allah", which means the same.

    If only...

    Links and Trivia Notes:
    (1) video of English version of song on youtube:
    youtube.com/…
    (2) a story about Tad from Canada talking about someone who said inshallah
    fly2.ws/…
    (3) Nelly does the song in Spanish as well. It is called "En Las Manos De Dios".
    (4) Audio only is here: seeqpod.com/music/
    (5) Nina Persson was in a movie called Om Gud Vil (Swedish for G-d willing). See the trailer at youtube.com/…
    [Not sure if these links are supposed to be part of the comments.]
    stedawaon December 13, 2007   Link

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