"Hand of God" as written by and Chris J. Cornell Kim A. Thayil....
The hand of God lays high above me
I'll be good if you really love me
Let me feel your mighty crunch
As you rub me out like water, fire, coal, etc

Let it be known today, if you've got two hands
You're supposed to pray
Fingers of fire, coal and lead
Fondly love me till I'm dead

The hand of God is thick and callous
Bruised and torn from stones and sticks
The hand of God has got a ring about the size of Texas
Made of steel and rust, my fingers smear

Let me try on your hand, and see if it fits
Don't worry I won't touch anything unholy with it

Lyrics submitted by Nelly, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Hand of God" as written by Kim A. Thayil Christopher J. Cornell


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    General Commentmy dad has a couch he calls the hand of god. my dad is fat. like a walrus...
    wally the walruson June 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is moching religion or god. They way Chris descibes the hand makes it sound like he isn't into it. "The hand of God is thick and callous" doesn't make it sound too comforting.
    beyondthewheelon September 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNah, I'm sure Chris believes in a God. I'm very sure. He mentions God in other songs and his parents at least, were Catholic. Still, I'm not sure about this one.
    Supah Dudeon September 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it has to do with how some Catholics are controlling. You know, they make Christianity look bad by hating gays, killing Arabians, and considering Christianity the superior religion. That's what this song means to me atleast.
    Spog Zallagion February 16, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationGoing just from the two verses Chris sings this is what I got. I think it has to do something with the "Hand of God" being a preacher.

    "The hand of God lays high above me"
    This might be the preacher pointing into a crowd which is above.

    "The hand of God is thick and callous
    Bruised and torn from stones and sticks"
    This might be how a lot of preachers are old men who have these big thick bruised up hands.

    "The hand of God has got a ring about the size of Texas"
    A lot of preachers have big rings.
    nirvana563on February 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is obviously about religious hypocrites.

    Was it not religious hypocrites that handed Jesus over to the Roman Empire for execution?

    "The hand of God has a ring about the size of Texas..."

    Does God wear rings? No.

    But do people...?
    ebannawon May 09, 2015   Link

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