"A Conversation With God" as written by Darren Hayes and Justin Shave....
We're driving
Just me and God
It's raining
It's raining hard
The windows
Are steaming up
The bridge
Engulfed by fog

The rust of
The metal bridge
It beckons
It pulls me in
I argue
I scream at God
And what he's offering

[Chorus]
My hands fly off the steering wheel
Can't recall getting here
If I could, I would reach behind
And turn my light off
My thoughts run off the beaten track
There's no lighthouse or way back
Take the hand of God
And bite the feeder
No more lingering

I'm driving
I talk to God
He's screaming
I only nod
I need to
Be where you are
The leaves and trees
Are shaking

It's raining
The bullets melt
The hunger
Of hunger itself
It's draining, but pain has reservoirs
It keeps for itself

[Chorus]

I'm falling
I'm not myself
I'm diving
I'm underneath
The hull of
A mighty ship
That steams away from here

The bubbles
The surface race
They shine and
They replicate
I hear it
The Voice of God
Is laced with sarcasm
In your hands

And my thoughts run off the beaten track
There's no light
How's the way back
Take the hand of God
And bite the feeder
No more lingering

My hands fly off the steering wheel
Can't recall getting here
If I could, I would reach behind
And turn my light off


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"A Conversation with God" as written by Justin Shave Darren Hayes

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    General CommentGreat song, but it haunts me to an extent that other DH music doesnt.
    sbzon March 18, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningSong vaguely reminds me of Kraftwerk
    But in regards to the meaning, I think anyone who takes the happier "This is all about accepting God" etc. route is mishearing the words...

    "The rust of the metal bridge, it beckons, it pulls me in"
    He's obviously driving towards it
    "I argue, I scream at God and what he's offering"
    He doesn't want to accept the life that he's been given
    "My hands fly off the steering wheel"
    He let go of control and drove off the bridge because he doesn't want to live the life he's being offered
    "Can't recall getting here"
    Has just regained conciousness in hospital
    "If I could, I would reach behind and turn my light off"
    If he could move, he'd turn off his life support
    "Take the hand of God and bite the feeder, no more lingering"
    Accept your final fate, bite the feeding tube and wait for death

    And that is what I think this song is about
    Driving off a bridge then taking yourself off life support

    Open to criticism

    "If I could, I would reach behind and turn my light off"
    He's in hospital on life support
    JayAleksandron August 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is beautiful. desperation at it's most poetic. probably the greatest song on the whole album.
    samadeeon January 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just love this song. It is so violent and angry, it reminds me of some of Kate Bush's stuff. I guess it means when things get bad, how it is hard to pull yourself back onto "the right road" and also how everything seems to be alien to you. And maybe that in this time, it is just you and God, and he is the only person who hears your screams and is there with you. But Darren resents God's presence i think. It has so many meanings, this is just how it makes me feel. x
    Audreymooon January 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAnother phenomenal, powerful song by the legend of Darren Hayes. Its the last moments of your life and you have no one too help you but God. He is about to end his life and before he does its only him and God. He argues with God and asks why he is at this place in his life. And at the end of it all its only you and God
    PyarForeveron March 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti always associate this song with the idea of jumping off of a bridge. bu i did heard it almost immediately after watching The Bridge documentary. and the lyrics seem to me to be him finally taking the plunge, and then regretting it.
    "The bubbles, the surface race, they shine and they replicate, I hear it the voice of God is laced with sarcasm"

    i'm with sbz, this is one helluva a haunting song.
    samadeeon July 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis really haunts me, more than any other song that Darren has ever made. I agree that it's about jumping off a bridge, and the poetic way in which he describes it is simply breathtaking.
    SugarBruiseson December 22, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThe singer (call him D) is being led astray by someone he thought was God but is really depression personified.

    So D is driving along in life with this person he thinks is God. Yet the drive and his life is going bad - it's raining hard with bad emotion and he's all alone.
    He sees he is being led to death or destruction (off the bridge) (this truth was previously hidden and covered in fog) and he argues - this is not what he wants!

    His hands fly off the steering wheel. He loses control of the vehicle - and his life - he has done something bad. Or in sudden realisation of what he is doing, his hands do a face palm lol. He doesn't know how he got himself into such a situation. If he could he would go back in time and stop himself then.. but there is no way to go back in time.

    "Take the hand of God and bite the feeder." He "bites the hand that feeds him" - ignores the people trying to help him and keeps on with who he thinks is God. Now the voice of depression is screaming at him. D only nods and obeys. He no longer argues since he feels there is no way back. He's in pain and he just wants to die and be in the grave where depression lives. So he dies and then he realises that who he thought was God or good was really depression.

    "the voice of God is laced with sarcasm in your hands" It wasn't god's voice after all! It was really a voice put on by the depression!
    star2008on October 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI always assume this is about suicide.
    Plottoberryon June 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI DON'T believe this song is about suicide...I think its finally chosing your own path. The path you're "supposed" to take and who you really are. It could be about a battle within yourself, say like your sexuality, and its a conflicting issue with who you want to be (or who you're "supposed" to be) and who you really are. But this moment described in this song is the acceptance. However it means You have to "take the hand of God and bite the feeder, no more lingering"

    Thats where my mind has always gone when listening to this song. I am a huge fan of Darren and love this song. I've always thought that its him and God arguing, and God is offering him a certain path (it does not have to be about someones sexuality, that was an example) and he accepts the path he belongs on and has to bite the hand that feeds him to be who he is.

    I may be sooo wrong, because many of you think of suicide. But thats the beauty of music isn't it, it can touch people in such different ways! I would love to hear anyones opinion of my post
    Deniselynnon July 28, 2011   Link

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