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Music For The Unbeliever: Episode 2

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For the first post of this series, featuring Motörhead’s beautiful “God Was Never On Your Side”, click here.

This time an oldie most people are likely already familiar with: Jesus He Knows Me by Genesis. I’ve listened to this song countless times on the radio throughout my childhood, but only recently I noticed how great the lyrics are. Well worth paying attention to. They’re quite easy to understand, but I’ve added them below the fold anyway, just in case. Enjoy!


 

Do you see the face on the TV screen
Coming at you every sunday
See that face on the billboard
Well, that man is me

On the cover of the magazine
There’s no question why I’m smiling
You buy a piece of paradise
You buy a piece of me!

I’ll get you everything you wanted
I’ll get you everything you need
Don’t need to believe in hereafter
Just believe in me

‘Cause Jesus he knows me
And he knows I’m right
I’ve been talking to Jesus all my life
Oh yes he knows me
And he knows I’m right
And he’s been telling me
Everything is alright

I believe in family
With my ever loving wife beside me
But she don’t know about my girlfriend
Or the man I met last night

Do you believe in God?
‘Cause that is what I’m selling
And if you wanna get to heaven
I’ll see you right

You won’t even have to leave your house
Or get out of your chair
You don’t even have to touch that dial
‘Cause I’m everywhere

‘Cause Jesus he knows me
And he knows I’m right
I’ve been talking to Jesus all my life
Oh yes he knows me
And he knows I’m right
And he’s been telling me
Everything’s gonna be alright

Won’t find me practising what I’m preaching
Won’t find me making no sacrifice
But I can get you a pocketful of miracles
If you promise to be good, try to be nice
God will take good care of you
Just do as I say, don’t do as I do

I’m counting my blessings
‘Cause I’ve found true happiness
Yeah I’m getting richer, day by day
You can find me in the phone book
Just call my toll free number
You can do it anyway you want
Just do it right away

There’ll be no doubt in your mind
You’ll believe everything I’m saying
If wanna get closer to him
Get on your knees and start paying!

‘Cause Jesus he knows me
And he knows I’m right
I’ve been talking to Jesus all my life
Oh yes he knows me
And he knows I’m right
And he’s been telling me
Everything’s gonna be alright

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Written by Phil

April 4, 2011 at 21:01

3 Responses

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  1. One could as well call it music for the believer, as it smites those heretic TV preachers *grin*

    bundesbedenkentraeger

    April 26, 2011 at 23:26

    • I’ve once received a religious pamphlet (a small book, rather) which quoted Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” on the very first page. It seems that the sufficiently deluded are able to interpret anything to suit their twisted views…
      I think I’d rather stick to my own standarts when judging how to interpret music.

      Ochiudo

      April 27, 2011 at 00:33

      • Yeah, go for it!

        bundesbedenkentraeger

        April 27, 2011 at 01:24


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