Everclear: "Jesus Was a Democrat"

 

 

 

 

Band makes election
season song available free at EverclearOnline.com

By Blurt Staff

 

Republicans like to claim Jesus is their homeboy, but he and
his teachings are true blue. Art Alexakis addresses the misconception and
resultant hypocrisy with the free track “Jesus Was a Democrat,” available at www.everclearonline.com. Or listen below.

 

From the press release: “Everclear debuted the song at the
2008 GRAMMY®s Rock The Conventions show in Denver this August and it left the
audience stunned, particularly with an opening salvo like ‘Jesus Christ didn’t
have blue eyes or blond hair/He looked just like all those people that you want
to kill’ About dropping this charge at the Democratic National Convention,
singer, guitarist and songwriter Art Alexakis exclaims, ‘People looked shocked
and excited at the lyrics in a good way.’ A little sonic ‘shock and awe’ never
hurt anyone, especially before an election.”

 

“I’ve wanted to write this song for a long time,” says
Alexakis.” “During the 1988 presidential campaign, the right wing made people
believe that ‘liberals’ were anti-American, anti-God and anti-family values.
However, if you read Jesus’ words, he sounded like a liberal.

 

“I hope the song can start a dialogue in places where there
wasn’t one before. I–like a lot of people who consider themselves
Christians–get angry and bewildered at the intolerance of so many people who
call themselves ‘Christians.’ They act and talk in ways that have nothing to do
with the lessons of Christ. Look, sexism, racism, bigotry, and hate don’t have
any place in a Christian’s life.

 

“I think it’s imperative that we elect Barack Obama. His
election will be a message to the whole world that in today’s America anyone
can achieve their dreams, regardless of race, gender or economic strata.”

 

Everclear –

 

Full lyrics:

 

Jesus Christ didn’t
have blue eyes or blond hair

He looked just like
all those people that you want to kill

Spin your hell into a
heaven you can sell

Make it look like
California with a bible belt

Jesus didn’t look like
the boy next door

Unless you live in
Palestine

I wonder what you mean
by the golden rule

I think it is a scary
play on words

I wonder what they
taught you back in Sunday school

 

I bet you think of him

As a nice clean long
haired republican, nah

He would be all locked
up in Guantanamo Bay

If he were alive today

He would have been a
revolutionary wanted by the CIA

 

I picture him in all
the wrong places finding diamonds in the dirt

A Star of David tattoo
and a Che T-shirt

Jesus was a left wing
radical Jew

Murdered by people
like you

 

If Jesus was a
democrat like the bible says he was

I don’t think he’s
going to want to take the blame

For all the awful
things you say and do in his name

 

If Jesus was alive today
he would be sad to see

That it is no
different than it used to be

He’s going to call you
out

I am pretty god damned
sure

He is going to be
angry

He is going to be
angry

 

You want to know what
I think?

 

 

I think Jesus would
have been a card carrying liberal

If he was a young man
born in the USA

He would not be
“fiscally conservative”

And he wouldn’t vote
for John McCain

All those so called
Christians that you see on TV

Maybe they scare Jesus
like they scare me

Kick you the hell out
of my temple too

Too many elephants in
the room

 

 

If Jesus was a
democrat like the bible says he was

I don’t think he’s
going to want to take the blame

For all the awful
things you people do and say in his name

 

If Jesus was alive
today he would be sad to see

That it is no different
than it used to be

Someday he’s going to
call you out

I am pretty god damned
sure

He is going to be mad

He is going to be
angry

He is going to be mad

He is going to be mad

 

 

You say Jesus loves
the little children

And I say I know
that’s true

I say he loves all the
Muslims and the Jews

All the addicts and
the porn stars too

You say Jesus died to
save us all from a fiery hell

I say Jesus died to
save us

Save us from ourselves

Will you save me from
myself?

 

 

If Jesus was a liberal

Like the red letters
say he was

I know he would have
big love

For all the killers
and the racists

And the bullies in
this world

 

If Jesus was alive
today

And you had a chance
to meet him face to face

I’m pretty god damn
sure that you and your friends

Would find some way to
kill him all over again

You would kill him all
over again

Again and again and
again

Just like you always
do

You do just what you
always do

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