"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.
It won Song of the Year at the 2006 PLUG Independent Music Awards.
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. It is still available as a free song on iTunes but is not featured on the free download page.