When the President Talks to God
|"When the President Talks to God"|
|Single by Bright Eyes|
|Format||Digital download, 7"|
|Genre||Indie folk, anti-folk, protest song, emo, alternative hip hop, lo-fi|
|Label||Saddle Creek LBJ-77|
|Bright Eyes singles chronology|
"When the President Talks to God" is a protest song by Bright Eyes, with a very pointed political message directed towards George W. Bush and his policies. It was originally released as a free download on iTunes but has since been released as a promotional 7" vinyl and as a B-side to "First Day of My Life".
In June 2006, Oberst expressed that he's "over" the song from having played it too many times.
Early in the morning on December 19, 2006, the song was offered as a featured free download on the front page of the iTunes Store, but was removed within hours without explanation. The song and the EP are still available for free on iTunes but are not featured on the free download page.
- "When the President Talks to God" (Conor Oberst) – 2:36
- "'Bright Eyes' singer baffled by Dylan comparisons". CTV, Canadian Press. 2006-06-02. Retrieved 2007-08-19.
- "Plug 2006 Nominees/Winners". PLUG Independent Music Awards. 2006. Retrieved 2007-08-19.