"God Is an Indian and You're an Asshole" as written by and Isaac Brock....
God is an Indian and you're an asshole
Get on your horse and ride
God is an Indian and you're an asshole
Get on your horse and ride
Get on your horse and ride
Get on your horse and ride
God is an Indian and you're an asshole
Get on your horse and ride
Get on your horse and ride

God is an Indian and you're an asshole
Get on your horse and ride
God is an Indian and you're some asshole
Just get on your horse and ride
Get on your horse and ride
Get on your horse and ride
Get on your horse and ride
Get on your horse and ride
Get on your horse and ride


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"God is an Indian and You're an Asshole" as written by Jeremiah Green Isaac Brock

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  • +5
    My InterpretationThis songs referring to god as an Indian giver as one who gives gifts and wants it back later. The gift for god is life and how it can later be taken away. The asshole is referring to an average person who lives their life and asks too many questions about it and should just live the life they are given because existence is as random as nonexistence and if you worry about it your whole life you wont live the actual one you have been given. Also how sad some people's lives are in that they try to make such meaning out of it when no meaning was given to it in the first place. Some are so scared to take chances and put themselves out there and living for something else that is greater than themselves that they forget they're alive themselves. "Get on your horse and ride" meaning to just live your own life to the fullest extent you can live it.
    XxTuna1988xXon March 14, 2015   Link
  • +3
    General Commentindians didn't give gifts and take them back later, they had a custom of giving something with the expectation of receiving something in return - it was trading, only a form of trading the europeans weren't accustomed to - and if the indians didn't receive anything, they would take it back. europeans misunderstood the custom and assumed they were being presented with gifts.

    with that said, the song might not deal with the "indian giver" term. forget the word indian and replace it with natives/aboriginals of any land, and think of the settlers who enountered the natives/aboriginals. the natives/aboriginals were, not in all cases, happy to help the settlers by providing food, shelter, clothing, and teaching them how to use the land. as time passed, the settlers wanted more, demanded more, began to take, they brought illnesses and death. eventually, the natives/aboriginals were pushed aside when they were no longer useful, or they were "civilized."

    one possibility, then, is that god is someone who gave us a means to live/survive, and we, the assholes, are never happy with what we have and demand more. all we do is kill god or use god for things we want and toss god to the side when we're done.

    "get on your horse and ride" is another way of saying "fuck off."
    Boswellon March 28, 2015   Link
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    General CommentYeah... Boswell... to quote isaac:
    "You're living on fancy wine
    You'll drink that turpentine
    You're starting conversations
    You don't even know the topic"

    The first poster was right.
    Boswell could not be more wrong. Literally.

    God's an indian giver, and live while you can cuz he's intent on snatching your ass back.

    Evidence?
    See modest mouse song, "bukowski"
    Where isaac says:
    "God who'd want to be such an asshole? 
    Well we sat on the edge of the river, 
    The crowd screamed, "Sacrifice the liver!" 
    If God takes life, he's an Indian giver. 
    So tell me now why, you'll tell me never. 
    Who would want to be? 
    Who would want to be such a control freak?"


    Naughty lil isaac.... oh, whoa whoa, what a wicked campaign..... (but it was not his plan)
    hitchslapon November 07, 2015   Link

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