"Personal Jesus" as written by and Martin Lee Gore....
Your own personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who cares
Your own personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who's there
Feeling unknown
And you're all alone
Flesh and bone
By the telephone
Lift up the receiver
I'll make you a believer
Take second best
Put me to the test
Things on your chest
You need to confess

I will deliver
You know I'm a forgiver
Reach out and touch faith
Reach out and touch faith
Your own personal Jesus

Feeling unknown
And you're all alone
Flesh and bone
By the telephone
Lift up the receiver
I'll make you a believer

I will deliver
You know I'm a forgiver
Reach out and touch faith
Your own personal Jesus
Reach out and touch faith


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"Personal Jesus" as written by Martin Lee Gore

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    General CommentO_o

    I suspect it's not actually about Jesus. Gee.

    I can see a few meanings which are a lot more sarcastic and/or perverted/dark. The lightest of these is a church hotline or maybe a psychic hotline - "take second best." The darkest is someone he's calling to arrange a drug sale. "Your own personal Jesus" - something tangible that "will make you a believer" in whatever it is.

    Ok. Bitchfest time. PLEASE DON'T BE A LAMEASS AND SAY STUFF LIKE "ill" for "I'll"... "u" for "you".... "im" for "I'm"...ignoring capitalization...."ehar" for "hear" ;)

    I can see doing that for a quick chat, but if you're entering lyrics, you've got at least a couple minutes on your hands. Yeah. /Bitchfest
    Bodesteron October 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFYI this is a cover of the Depeche Mode song by the same name.
    magicmanx9on November 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentanother nugget of info: Marilyn Manson also recently covered this song... also realy good cover.
    NeoZiggyon February 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song was written about Priscilla Presley's book "Elivs & Me" where she describes their relationship and how for several years he was her father, lover and "quite nearly God"
    chippednpon April 07, 2008   Link

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