"Him" as written by Gregory Allen Kurstin and Lily Allen....
Would you please take me away
From this place
I cannot bear to see
The look upon your faces
And if there
Is some kind of god
Do you think he's pleased
When he looks down on us
I wonder what he sees
Do you think
He'd think the things we do
Are a waste of time
Maybe he'd think
We are getting on just fine
Do you think he's skint
Or financially secure
And come election time
I wonder who he'd vote for

Ever since he can remember people
Have died in his good name
Long before that September
Long before hijacking planes
He's lost the will he can't decide
He doesn't know who's right or wrong
But there's one thing that he's sure
Of this has been going on too long

Do you think he'd drive
In his car without insurance
Now is he interesting
Or do you think he'd bore us
Do you think
His favorite type of human
Is Caucasian
Do you reckon
He's ever been done
For tax evasion
Do you think he's any good
At remembering people's names
Do you think he's ever taken
Smack or cocaine
I don't imagine
He's ever been suicidal
His favorite band
Is Creedence Clearwater Revival

Ever since he can remember people
Have died in his good name
Long before that September
Long before hijacking planes
He's lost the will he can't decide
He doesn't know who's right or wrong
But there's one thing that he's sure
Of this has been going on too long

Ever since he can remember people
Have died in his good name
Long before that September
Long before hijacking planes
He's lost the will he can't decide
He doesn't know who's right or wrong
But there's one thing that he's sure
Of this has been going on too long


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"Him" as written by Gregory Kurstin Lily Allen

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  • +5
    General CommentIt is not about dissing god you idiot, it is about how wrong our scoiety is.
    "And if there is some kind of god do you think he's pleased
    When he looks down on us I wonder what he sees" she is saying what would god think of all the stupid decisions we make.
    I personally love the new direction she has gone in.
    peter110022on February 06, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General Commentlily is most definitely not god-bashing in this song. she is, however, bashing people who do terrible things in the name of religion. such as the 9/11 reference, and saying people have died in gods name before then (crusades, etc). and a lot of the song is sarcastic in a way, such as the caucasian part. and she criticizes society in most of this, and the stupid things we do. shes basically questioning her own religion and basically asking god who is right. its a rather good, insightful song.
    Lilacsweetieon February 25, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentShe's just pondering her own religious belief, and her own image of whatever god she may or may not believe in... And saying "her album is trash" without backing up your opinion or giving reasons really isn't saying anything of substance. I think her new album is a really intelligent critique on society, and that the songs that go outside of herself are very insightful and prove her to be a fast maturing artist.
    Technophobiaon February 07, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is obviously NOT dissing God. It's about how God wouldn't be happy about how screwed up our world is, and how maybe God Himself is even overwhelmed by it. Notice how she says "He's sure it's been going on too long." She's saying that He's sick and tired of society's bullshit and it needs to stop. She's also saying that (well in the song she says she's wondering but it's obvious it's satire) God hates how we treat people who are different from us, and how he doesn't favor white people ("Do you think his favourite type of human is caucasian?") over anyone else, but how our society obviously does and it has to stop.
    sweetmiseryx14on April 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMaybe I'm just stupid, but would someone please explain to me the line about Creedence Clearwater Revival?
    TruthforOnce13on April 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is definitely about bush
    do you really think that god's favorite band would be creedance clearwater revival?
    and people have been dying in his name
    bush sr. did have a war of his own and people died in the bush name
    i think the god bit is kinda random
    cerec727on April 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHonestly I think the George W. Bush reference couldn't be clearer. Bush is know as a sort of hillbilly, so Credence is the perfect band for him, and the September 11th reference is pretty clear: "long before that September, long before hijacking planes"...

    As for God, I'm a faithful christian and I think she's referring to the fact that good is probably pretty disappointed in how we've done some things, or how we handle our problems.

    Bush isn't exactly the best decision maker, so I think this is Lily's way of criticizing him. It's not a hate sort of thing, more of a wondering why he's like that and a hope he wouldn't be so pro-war.
    AndreaTRon November 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat I love about this song is that she gives god a personality. Instead of being this almighty figure, he is just like us. I heard this song at a time that I was doubting religion. I mean if we are all his children, then why do all these bad things keep happening?
    morphaditeon February 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Opinionhow the hell is she dissing God????


    this is a great song, one of my favorites.
    musawion May 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song, i think some of these lyrics are a bit wrong.
    Lilacsweetieon January 22, 2009   Link

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