July 8, 2014 at 10:31 pm #44399boansParticipant
It’s kind of funny where different things written on the main site take me. I got to thinking about the recent ‘stouche’ between Re Thinking Psychiatry and the Unitarian church that is being vigorously discussed on the main site, and it reminded me of a song I heard many years ago. The song is by an aboriginal artist who isn’t too well known here in Australia called Kev Carmody and is called “If Jesus was a Christian”. I had a look around the ‘net’ trying to find the lyrics for this song but can’t seem to find them. I did find a link to the actual song, but for some reason can’t get it to play on my computer. The link is here;
It’s track # 10
I was hoping someone here might be able to either listen to the song and fill in the gaps for me, or maybe even tell me how to listen to it via my computer, or contact the website owners and ask them. It’s strange but I can’t seem to find a “contact us” link or anything.
Anyway, I will type what I remember of the song and like I say hope someone can fill in the gaps if they can hear it.
If Jesus was a Christian.
Well gee i’ve seen some funny women and men
who think that Christianity’s beginning and end
it to sit up in them old church pews on a Sunday morn
Now there’s 168 hours in any one week
and 1 and a 1/2 in church seems pretty weak
they think their Jesus lives behind them locked church doors eh.
Now i’m pretty sure that they taught me right
that Jesus is the truth and light
and he condemned all those who were hypocrites and liars
Now for capitalism to progress it must exploit
for the elite to profit they must cream off
an illegal excess over and above the real cost eh.
Now the funny thing it seems to me
is they can sorta multiply by three
the commodities that you and I produce
but their the Caesar’s that enforce and pass the laws.
It was said to get to heaven when rich men die
was like a camel through a needles eye
and their eternal situations lookin sorta bleak.
So I think it’s time that you and I
condemn them all as hypocrites and liars
as this Jesus did 2000 years ago.
So instead of sittin in church pews on a Sunday morn
holding sinners up for righteous scorn
lets identify with those he loved and cherished most my friend.
The poor, the poor
let replace the systems core
and reshuffle the cards the elite have stacked and dealt.
The poor, yeah the poor
let us modify the law
and redistribute the elites immoral wealth.
It’s a powerful song for me, in that it’s about the downtrodden, and the hypocrisy that I observe from ‘good’ people. I’d really like a copy of the song, or even all the lyrics. So if you can help, it would be much appreciated.
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