Hey, I said you're godless and
It seems like you're a soulless friend
As thoughtless as you were back then
I swear that you are godless

Hey, I guess you're lonely when
I gave you all it took so then
Stranger than it's ever been
I guess, it's what you wanted

Oh wait, it seems, that lonely I will be
I beg, I plead, but this is all that I have gotten

Hey, as for the day my friend
To hope that you could ever bend
I swear you are, I swear you are
Oh, I swear that you are godless

Hey, I said you're godless man
Hey, and you're a soulless friend
Hey, I said you're thoughtless
And I swear, I swear

You're godless, you're godless
God, you're godless


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  • +6
    My Interpretation

    As I was just listening to it the part that says "I beg I plead but this is all that I have gotten" made me think about someone praying so it occurred to me that maybe he is in fact addressing God.... which would make the whole thing kind of ironic in a way... saying a God is "godless" is funny, but oddly true... It seems pretty accurate to describe God as if he were a shitty friend

    I'm not entirely sure whether it's "spotless" or "thoughtless as you were back then", but if its the latter, as I feel it is, it reminds me of God in the Old Testament.. I mean he was pretty cruel and reckless back then from what I've been told.. with war waging and other nonsense... If it's "spotless" I feel the speaker is being sarcastic, although I think "thoughtless" is the right word

    He makes God out to be kind of a needy, whiny child or a needy friend at best... When he says "I guess you're lonely when, I gave you all it took so then..." I couldn't help but to think of how back in the day people would sacrifice sheep and goats and virgins and what not to placate the gods.... I guess that whole thing has somewhat been phased out at this point in Christian culture, but it sounds like the speaker is rationalizing this change in a way by saying that he guesses God was lonely back then...

    Freaking awesome song/album/artist regardless....

    c4r4me1on April 11, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    By the way, these lyrics are kinda wrong. Just a couple of little bits.

    Hey I said you're godless and It seems like you're a souless friend As spotless as you were back then I swear that you are godless

    Hey I guess you're lonely when I gave you all it took so then A stranger there is ever been I guess, it's what you wanted

    Ohh, it seems, lonely I would be I beg, I plead But this is all that I have gotten

    Hey as for the day my friend To hope that you could ever bend I swear you are, I swear you are I swear, that you are godless

    Hey I said you're godless and Hey and you're a souless friend Hey I said you're thoughtless And I swear, I swear You're godless You're godless You're godless You're godless

    Ant292on August 25, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Fantastic song. Comparable to Good Morning in terms of the music itself (they follow the same chords basically). Brilliant stuff.

    Ant292on August 25, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    my friend woke up to this song for a 3 months straight. every day. i tried it and its so calming to wake to.

    then we saw them live at the BDO and when they played this song it felt like we were waking up.

    gunnmafiaon February 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Haha gunmafia! i just got a new hi fi system and its got that feature too...but i can only play the first track of any given album, what a fantastic idea! def. waking up to that tomorrow. What a brilliant song. Theres something so casual in everything, something detached and alien in the slow, easy rhythm paired with the long trumpet notes. And CTT's voice! this song actually sounds like everyone in the band just woke up and they're playing half asleep. It yawns and sighs. Theres so much more in the music than the lyrics. Reminds me, in a weird way, of Radiohead's "everything is in its right place". Now THAT is a first track to wake up to....or to slip into death with...

    cabbieon May 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I love the Dandy Warhols and this is such a great song.

    smurfjkelleron May 27, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    i think ythis song is about a person with no feelings a souless person someone that hearts other people without realy giving it much thghout

    TIMMAY!on July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Yep, he's pissed.

    olddudeon May 06, 2003   Link
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    General Comment

    (to me) this is about the only girl i know that is worth loving, who doesn't ever know what she wants.

    operative11on June 18, 2003   Link
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    General Comment

    I took the next song on the album "Nietzsche" to be a clue to this song. Someone who is totally godless (including all other god-replacements e.g. the human spirit, the tao, etc.), would hold nothing higher than their own whims. The truly goddess individual would be intolerable and incapable of anything but a very conditional, temperamental love.

    mercury258on May 01, 2008   Link

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