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Thread #76121   Message #1345748
Posted By: open mike
02-Dec-04 - 05:39 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: A Carol For Sceptics/Skeptics
Subject: RE: A Carol For Sceptics
Rebel Jesus by Jackson Browne

All the streets are filled with
laughter and light
and the music of the season
and the merchant's windows
all all bright
faces of the children
and the families hurry
into their homes
as the sky darkens and freezes
they will be gathering around
their hearth and tables
giving thanks for god's graces and
the birth of the rebel jesus

They call him by the prince of peace
And they call him by the savior
and they pray to him
and in every bold endeavor

and they fill his churches
wth their pride and awe
as their faith in him increases
but they have turned the
nature that i worship in
from the temple to a robber's den
in the words of the rebel jesus

We guard our world with locks and guns
and we guard our fine posessions
and once a year when christmas comes
we give to our relations
and perhaps we give a little to the poor
if generosity should sieze us
but if any one of us should interfere
in the business    poor
get the same as the rebel jesus

pardon me if i have seemed
to take the tone of judgement
for i've no wish to come between
this day and your enjoyment
in a life of hardship and earthly toil
ther's a need for anything that frees us
so i bid you pleasure and i bid you cheer
from the heathen and the pagan
on the side of the rebel jesus