"If There Is a God" as written by and William Patrick Corgan....
And if there is a God
I know he likes to rock
He likes his loud guitars
His spiders from Mars
And if there is a God
I know he's watching me
He likes what he sees
But there's trouble on the breeze

Who are you this time?
Are you one of us, flying blind?
'Cause we're down here throwing stones
While you're so far from home

And if there is a God
And if there is a God
He's a spy with bedroom eyes
Who cowers in our skies

Who are you this time?
Are you one of us, flying blind?
'Cause we're down here throwing stones
While you're so far from home

If there is a God
If there is a God


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"If There Is a God" as written by William Patrick Corgan

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  • +2
    General Comment=] SP referenced David Bowie
    jpnesepeacerokeron February 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's been a live song for awhile...I got to see Mr. Corgan perform it acoustically. Very beautiful, indeed. This song to me is not so much questioning the existant of God but questioning if he cares...wondering if he's the caring and compassionate father that religion paints him as, or the cold and impersonal being that the harshness of reality suggests.
    DeathRockBoyon June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat's this what's this? A little reference to one of the masters of style-change?
    Imagine the surprise when i suddenly realised that "the spiders from mars" line originally comes from David Bowie's years as Ziggy (I've only recently begun to dig through his music). Quite a coincidence too, because just a week or 2 ago i stumbled across a vid of billy and david performing on david's 50th birthday!
    it, indeed, is a little like Joan Osborne's song. Though her song is more a "what if" song, while this song is more asking about where god is on earth, and if he has as much trouble living modern life as we do?
    lunaofthegrayskieson February 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat C.D. is THIS on?
    MechaBunnyon June 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's on the internet-only Machina II
    skibum8713on June 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAre you sure the lyrics are right? When I've heard this (over and over!) I hear "I know HE likes to rock" and "I know SHEs watching me". i remember the first time I heard it I expected it to only speak of the male side of god and was amazed when it addressed god as male and female. I will have to go and listen to it again.

    To me this is more a song of seeking god and not knowing where to start. Perhaps pertaining to the multitude of religions and the multitude of ideas about god. Wanting to be shown a little direction and knowing that its a personal journey at the same time. "Throwing stones" for the attention of god, but perhaps god is "one of us" - within ourselves, not distant.
    kahlanon June 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes the lyrics are wrong. If you listen to the piano solo version where you can hear Billy singing a lot clearer you can here him sing 'He', 'She' and then 'They'. I'm going to submit a correction.
    kahlanon June 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentKahlan, you are correct as far as the lyrics for this song on MACHINA II. But this song has been around for awhile and played live numerous times, with slightly different lyrics. So, that's why they didn't seem "correct" when you saw them here. Alas, I feel as though the MACHINA II lyrics are the best as well - the mention of both male and female aspects of God really brings something else out of the song.
    DeathRockBoyon June 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is just beautiful...
    I love the way that Billy sings it...
    I always cry when I listen to this song...
    Nowhere_Girlon July 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti got a live version of this apparently with billy singing while radiohead played the music...which was nice. (but I guess cant confirm that)

    this song, i think, is basically everything god could be:
    male, female, they, watching us/omniscient, one of us, from mars, and in us.
    all of the ways that all people view god. this is saying that god doesn’t just exist only in churches or only in religion, its also saying that god could be our own creation or our conscience.
    the first line is amazing though, its bordering on campfire singalong / brilliance. :)
    kill_me_killroyon August 02, 2002   Link

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