JESUS

© 2013 by David Poe. Charming Martyr Music (BMI). ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

JESUS WAS A BASTARD

AN ILLEGAL ALIEN

BORN TO TRAVELERS

AN ENEMY COMBATANT

 

HE WAS A DRIFTER

MOSTLY UNEMPLOYED

DID MANUAL LABOR

TURNING SORROW INTO JOY

 

HE WAS NOT A CHRISTIAN

HE WAS NOT A "GOOD JEW"

HE WASN'T A MUSLIM

HE WAS TABOO

 

AND HE WAS HOMELESS

SLEPT IN THE PARK

DDIN'T HAVE AN ADDRESS

HE WEPT IN THE DARK

 

HE WAS A VANDAL

AN IMMIGRANT CHILD

TORE IT UP AT THE TEMPLE

HE RAN WILD

 

HE WAS A LOW-LIFE

HE HUNG OUT WITH WHORES

AND FOR HIS WHOLE LIFE

HE WAS POOR

 

AND HE WAS DIRTY

DUST ON HIS FEET

DIDN'T LIVE MUCH PAST 30

BUT HIS WORK WAS COMPLETE

 

HE MADE CHOICES

THAT WOUND HIM UP DEAD

HE HEARD VOICES

INSIDE HIS HEAD

 

HE WAS RECKLESS

THEY SAID HE WASN'T DEVOUT

THAT CROSS ON YOUR NECKLACE

THAT'S HOW THEY TOOK HIM OUT

 

'CAUSE HE WAS COMMON

AND RARELY ALONE

SAID HE WHO'S WITHOUT SIN

SHOULD CAST THE FIRST STONE

 

HE ROLLED WITH THE BROTHERS

HE SPOKE IN A SLANG

BROKE IT DOWN FOR THE OTHERS

HE RAN WITH A GANG

 

HE DIDN'T MIND HIS OWN BUSINESS

HE GAVE HIS OPINION

MADE EVERYONE RESTLESS

THIS JEWISH PALESTINIAN

 

HE HAD ANGER

HE HAD PAIN

HE BROUGHT DANGER

HE BROUGHT RAIN

 

HE HAD PATIENCE

HE HAD DOUBT

HE HAD FAITH IN HIM

THAT'S WHAT HE'S ALL ABOUT

 

HE SAW THE FUTURE

HE SAW THE PAST

HE SAW A NEW WORLD

SAID THIS ONE WON'T LAST

 

HE SAW THE FUTURE

HE SAW THE PAST

HE SAW A NEW WORLD

SAID THIS ONE WON'T LAST

 

HE SAW THE FUTURE

HE SAW THE PAST

HE SAW A NEW WORLD

SAID THIS ONE WON'T LAST

 

THIS ONE WON'T LAST

THIS ONE WON'T LAST

THIS ONE WON'T LAST

THIS ONE WON'T LAST