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Lyr Req: The Rebel Jesus (Jackson Browne)

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Giglet 20 Dec 98 - 11:48 AM
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Subject: Lyrics to The Rebel Jesus
From: Giglet
Date: 20 Dec 98 - 11:48 AM

I've looked everywhere for the lyrics to the song "The Rebel Jesus" sung by Jackson Browne on the Chieftians "Bells of Dublin". Anybody gotta clue?

Yule Blessings! Giglet


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Subject: ADD: The Rebel Jesus (Jackson Browne)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Dec 98 - 07:08 PM

We had a link to the song, but the link went dead. here are the lyrics:
-Joe Offer-

The Rebel Jesus
by Jackson Browne

All the streets are filled with laughter and light
And the music of the season
And the merchants' windows are all bright
With the faces of the children
And the families hurrying to their homes
As the sky darkens and freezes
They'll be gathering around the hearths and tales
Giving thanks for all God's graces
And the birth of the rebel Jesus


Well they call him by the Prince of Peace
And they call him by the Savior
And they pray to him upon the seas
And in every bold endeavor
As they fill his churches with their pride and gold
And their faith in him increases
But they've turned the nature they have worshipped in
From a 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 possessions
And once a year when Christmas comes
We give to our relations
And perhaps we give a little to the poor
If the generosity should seize us
But if any one of us should interfere
In the business of why they are poor
They get the same as the rebel Jesus


But please forgive me if I seem
To take the tone of judgement
For I've no wish to come between
This day and your enjoyment
In this life of hardship and of earthly toil
We have need for anything that frees us
So I bid you pleasure
And I bid you cheer
From a heathen and a pagan
On the side of the rebel Jesus.


If I read the CD notes correctly, this song actually was written by Jackson Browne.


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Subject: Lyr Req: The Rebel Jesus
From: kendall
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 09:30 AM

Does anyone know the song? It's not in the dt.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Rebel Jesus
From: Amos
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 09:44 AM

Genie knows it, and has the lyrics, Kendall. Lemme scrounge around and see if I can find them.

A


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE REBEL JESUS (Jackson Browne)
From: Sorcha
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 09:45 AM

This one?

Original recording from the Chieftains album "The Bells Of Dublin"
Jackson Browne

All the streets are filled with laughter and light
And the music of the season
And the merchants' windows are all bright
With the faces of the children
And the families hurrying to their homes
As the sky darkens and freezes
They'll be gathering around the hearths and tales
Giving thanks for all God's graces
And the birth of the rebel Jesus

Well they call him by the Prince of Peace
And they call him by the Savior
And they pray to him upon the seas
And in every bold endeavor
As they fill his churches with their pride and gold
And their faith in him increases
But they've turned the nature that I worshipped in
From a 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 possessions
And once a year when Christmas comes
We give to our relations
And perhaps we give a little to the poor
If the generosity should seize us
But if any one of us should interfere
In the business of why they are poor
They get the same as the rebel Jesus

But please forgive me if I seem
To take the tone of judgement
For I've no wish to come between
This day and your enjoyment
In this life of hardship and of earthly toil
We have need for anything that frees us
So I bid you pleasure
And I bid you cheer
From a heathen and a pagan
On the side of the rebel Jesus.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Rebel Jesus
From: Wolfgang
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 09:49 AM

Kendall, put 'rebel Jesus' in the Lyrics and Knowledge search (upper right window) and the first post showing is by Genie adding exactly this song.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Rebel Jesus
From: Amos
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 09:53 AM

Well, I found it and typed it up for you, Skipper, but the Queen is too fast on the draw for me!!! :>) It's a real punch of a song.


A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Rebel Jesus
From: kendall
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 12:11 PM

Ok, thanks to both of you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Rebel Jesus
From: Genie
Date: 28 Nov 02 - 12:33 PM

I also have the MP3 of it which, IIRC, you so kindly sent me, Wolfgang.

I can email it to you if you like, Kendall.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Rebel Jesus (from Jackson Browne)
From: Genie
Date: 27 Aug 06 - 01:01 PM

Yes, Jackson Browne wrote it.

It's one of my favorite Christmas season songs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Rebel Jesus (from Jackson Browne)
From: open mike
Date: 27 Aug 06 - 01:17 PM

yes--Jackson Browne is one of the song writing geniuses of our times
http://www.jacksonbrowne.com/ his web site has some great
clips of his songs,,,,the rebel Jesus recording i have is
a "single" but it may be on one of his "albums" (remember those?)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Rebel Jesus (from Jackson Browne)
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Aug 06 - 01:32 PM

It's a brilliant song that makes a very meaningful point. Leon Rosselson should study it thoroughly.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Rebel Jesus (from Jackson Browne)
From: Genie
Date: 27 Aug 06 - 02:19 PM

You can buy the entire Bells Of Dublin Album -- all 21 songs - for $9.99 (US) at www.itunes.com . A real bargain.

It features The Chieftains, Barenaked Ladies with guest performers such as Kate & Anna McGarrigle; Marianne Faithrul; Rickie Lee Jones & Suzie Katayama; Elvis Costello; Nolwenn Monjarret; Brendan Begley, Kathryn Tickell, Kevin Conneff, & The Voice Squad; Derek Bell, Kevin Conneff, Martin Fay, Matt Molloy, Nanci Griffith, Paddy Moloney & Seán Keane.


And Jackson Browne's album "The Next Voice You Hear - The Voice Of Jackson Browne" has 15 songs for 9 cents LESS! :-D
That one includes both The Rebel Jesus and Lives In The Balance.

You can, of course hear clips of the songs at www.itunes.com as well as on Browne's site www.jacksonbrowne.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Rebel Jesus
From: Genie
Date: 02 Dec 06 - 04:48 PM

Sorcha, I'm not sure the recording on The Bells Of Dublin is the original recording - although I think it's probably the best, because the bagpipes really do add a lot.
Jackson Browne also has the song, sans the Chieftains, on a couple of his albums.

You can hear a clip of it at iTunes and even download it separately if you like. But I recommend both Browne's albums and the Bells Of Dublin album (something like 21 songs for $10 at iTunes) as well worth the price.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE REBEL JESUS (Jackson Browne)
From: Genie
Date: 15 Jul 11 - 07:01 PM

Here is an earlier recording of The Rebel Jesus, by Jackson Browne.

The text with this video has a couple of lyrics errors.

THE REBEL JESUS (Jackson Browne © 1997)

All the streets are filled with laughter and light
And the music of the season,
And the merchants' windows are all bright
With the faces of the children,
And the families hurrying to their homes
As the sky darkens and freezes
Will be gathering around the hearths and tales
Giving thanks for all God's graces
And the birth of the rebel Jesus.

Well, they call him by the Prince of Peace
And they call him by the Savior,
And they pray to him upon the seas
And in every bold endeavor.
As they fill his churches with their pride and gold
And their faith in him increases,
But they've turned the nature that I worshipped in
From a 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 possessions,
And once a year when Christmas comes
We give to our relations
And perhaps we give a little to the poor
If the generosity should seize us,
But if any one of us should interfere
In the business of why they are poor
They get the same as the rebel Jesus.

But please forgive me if I seem
To take the tone of judgment,
For I've no wish to come between
This day and your enjoyment.
In this life of hardship and of earthly toil
We have need for anything that frees us,
So I bid you pleasure and I bid you cheer
From a heathen and a pagan
On the side of the rebel Jesus.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Rebel Jesus (Jackson Browne)
From: Chris in Portland
Date: 16 Jul 11 - 10:19 AM

Thanks for the lyrics - a couple of changes from how it is done on the McGarrigle Xmas cd.

I have no problem with heathens and pagans. Some of my best friends are of that persuasion and this is a great song. But I'm sure Jackson wouldn't mind when I change the next to the last line to:

"And I revel on this wond'rous night"

Chris


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Rebel Jesus (Jackson Browne)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 11 Dec 16 - 02:08 PM

I have this by the McGarrigle sisters with Martha Wainwright and Lily Lanken. One of my current faves of the offbeat ones.


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