The Late Great Jesus Christ
I WAKE UP
AND I CAST MY TROUBLES UPON A BLANK PAGE w/
COFFEE AND TOAST.
THE BODY AND THE BLOOD.
I CAN CONFESS ANYTHING,
AND LAY MY BURDENS DOWN.
LIKE THE FACT I’VE JUST SPIT AT LEAST
3 CLICHES OUT, UPON THIS PAGE.
HAIL MARY, FULL OF PROSE, GRACEFUL phrase turn-er,
of OUR SAVIOUR,
INFLUENCED BY THE FATHER, COMPARED TO THE HOLY GHOST,
BUT HAVING A STYLE ALL HIS OWN,
I call upon Thee to help me be orginal and deliver me
from evil pandering.
Though they didn’t understand you, in your time,
and although you could heal the lonely lepers
and those newly single,
you could also play parties and weddings,
never taking request,
but doing one better.
Pontius Pilate was a critic, and worse,
a music blogger.
He said “I don’t get it, this whole ‘Savior’ thing,”
“it’s just not that good ole’ swillin’ wine,
praying to a golden statue kinda thing.
I need something I can sacrifice to!”
And all the people cheered along.
They killed Jesus Christ, the finest folk singer of his time.
He could heal you, he could get you drunk, he could show you something,
if you wanted to see.
But they killed him, those who wouldn’t believe.
They had their minds made up,
He said this is a song I learned from my father, from his
“in the beginning” e.p.
The masses didn’t get it, and though he was truly miraculous,
he still had to have a daytime job.
It wasn’t cool to like Jesus Christ, in his time,
In fact it was kinda like suicide.
He didn’t have many fans.
He didn’t move any merch.
But he had like 12 serious followers,
And even that number varied.
He put out so many great albums,
He inspired so many other great writers.
Where would Mathew, Mark, Luke & John be
if not for JC?
Classics like Eli Eli Lama Sabachthani, that’s
But no one got it
and by the time
“Roll Away the Stone” came out,
JC had already moved on.
But Christ is working on a new album.
He’s re-imagining himself,
to a new generation.
This one is for the fans,
but more for the critics.
He’s got Rick Ruben producing,
cause Rick knows what really