"Contact" as written by and Cody Bonnette....
Hearts aren't really our guides
We are truly alone
'Cause God ain't up in the sky
Holding together our bones

Remember we used to speak
Now I'm starting to think
That Your voice was really my own
Bouncing off the ceiling back to me

God, this can't be
God, this can't be
God, could it be that all we see is it?
Is this it? Is this it?

Won't you come down, Heaven?
Won't you come down?
Won't you cut through the clouds?
Won't you come down?

Won't you come down, Heaven?
Won't you come down?
Won't you cut through the clouds?
Won't you come down?
Come down, come down, come down

Oh, my Heaven, why
Do you have doors to close?
Do you have clouds to stop his voice?

Oh, my Heaven, why
Do you have doors to close?
Do you have clouds to stop his voice
(On the way down?)

And, God, this can't be
And, God, this can't be
And, God, can it be that all we see is it?
Is this it?

And, God, does grace reach
To this side of madness?
'Cause I know this can't be
The great peace we all seek

Won't you come down, Heaven?
Won't you come down?
Won't you cut through the clouds?
Won't you come down?

Did your clouds to stop his voice?
And, brother, have you found
The great peace that we all seek
You say take a look around
If there's a God, then he must be asleep

God must be asleep
God must be asleep
God must be asleep
God must be asleep


Lyrics submitted by shane472, edited by iluvsagwa

"Contact" as written by Cody Bonnette

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  • +4
    General CommentAs Cities Burn's songs are all extremely personal. That is why you can hear the passion in their songs. I believe that every song in the album, Cody wrote the lyrics from his perspective. He is not losing his faith or at the beginning of his walk with God. He is being real and saying things that most Christians just don't talk about. He is talking about his doubts and questions. He is writing about how he actually feels, not how the bible tells him to feel. This isn't contemporary Christian music.
    supa flyon May 02, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFor those of you that don't know, this song coincides with timothy in a huge way. This isn't exactly cody's thoughts on God and soforth, but it was Timothy's thoughts on God. He was losing a lot of faith and he took his own life later on down the road..in which the song timothy is more directed to. But just think about the contrast between how Cody talks about faith in Contact, and then in Timothy..
    WoodsManon November 08, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt seems that this whole song, someone is feeling distant from God; a way that we all admittedly feel sometimes. In the last stanza, it says "Did YOUR clouds stop his voice?" I believe this is asking the person if the clouds and the "doors" he has set up inside himself out of angst to God is keeping him from hearing clearly from him, making it seem that God's voice is just "bouncing off the ceiling" and back at him.
    rockinallnighton August 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Hearts are really our Gods
    we are truly alone
    'cause God ain't up in the sky
    holding together our bones"

    These lines are really sad because they seem to reflect the viewpoints of so many people these days... The feeling of so much lonesomeness that there "Can't be possibly a God above that doesn't answer or perform miracles anymore".

    This is what I love about ACB so much though. They can write the words that touch you so much that its hard to explain.
    soccero15on August 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti thought i heard


    Hearts aren't really our guides.
    We are truly alone.
    'Cause God ain't up in the sky,
    Holding together our bones.
    BrookeMusiccon August 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with what has been said thus far. I think when he says "Did your clouds stop his voice?" the "your" is heaven and it's just a metaphor comparing clouds to some barrier blocking the voice of God.

    I don't think everything expressed is literally Cody's religious belief but rather, as was mentioned before, what people say about God. Also, as mentioned above, I think these lyrics attempt to capture what it feels like to be far from God and in doubt.
    johnielsen08on August 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrooke is also correct. The liner notes say "Hearts aren't really our guides"
    johnielsen08on August 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, the guy that posted this totally ruined it, lrn 2 lyric
    HaydenB010on August 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, the guy that posted this totally ruined it, lrn 2 lyric
    HaydenB010on August 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is amazing amazing.
    just goes to show you even they question and doubt things when it comes to God and his existance.
    but no matter what they still believe in God.


    this is such a beautiful song.
    BrookeMusiccon September 02, 2007   Link

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