"Jesus Wrote A Blank Check" as written by and John Mccrea....





Jesus wrote a blank check

One I haven't cashed quite yet.

I hope I've got a little more time.

I hope it's not the end of the line.

Yeah Jesus wrote a blank check.

One I haven't cashed yet all right.

But if I had to choose a number

I'd want it to be number one.

I don't want to be number two.

Yeah I don't want to be number four.

But I can hear a knock on the door.

Jesus wrote a blank check, all right.

If Jesus saw me dying,

Would angels come a flying down?

I hope I've got a little more time.

I hope somebody lends me a dime.

Now, Jesus wrote a blank check.

Ah, one I haven't cashed yet.

Still I build my towers high.

I watch them pierce the blue, blue sky.

Still I wallow in the mire.

Still I burn this earthen fire.

Still I build my towers high.

I watch them pierce the blue, blue sky.

Still I wallow in the mire.

Still I burn this earthen fire.

Still I burn this earthen fire.

Still I burn this earthen fire.

Still I burn this earthen fire.

Still I burn this earthen fire.

Still I burn this earthen fire.

Still I burn this earthen fire.

Still I burn this earthen fire.





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"Jesus Wrote a Blank Check" as written by John Mccrea

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    General CommentGot it yet? Jesus wrote humanity a big fat blank check: Get into heaven for free for doing almost nothing, and yet nobody is cashing it in. The line "I hope somebody lends me a dime" is kind of like saying, "this check isn't for money" because he could just use the check if he needed money. Jesus wrote me a blank check, one I haven't cashed quite yet
    ThePythonon May 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I'm pretty sure it means that despite the fact that Jesus offers him salvation for so precious little, all he concentrates on is earthly things like material possessions, hence
    "Still I build my towers high"
    and
    "Still I burn this earthen fire"


    I'm never 100% sure on Cake lyrics, though. =D
    Immortal113on December 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentya i agree
    Baileyroxon June 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI thought that perhaps this song was about politians who try use jesus as a ploy to get into office. I just imagined someone singing this in political satire. Scary!
    bighairycoconutson November 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTo me, the fact that Jesus wrote a blank check means that it's up to you what you write on it. Jesus isn't a "get into heaven free; do whatever you want and you'll be saved" pass, and the he (the singer) knows that, hence " I hope I've got a little more time". He's not ready to be religious and do the things he should, and he continues to "burn this earthen fire", focusing on the world rather than Christ, and "build his towers high", as Nimrod did with the Tower of Babel
    MrMastadonFarmon September 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSorry for bein long-winded and preachy (especially if I'm wrong)
    MrMastadonFarmon September 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYes, I agree with the Tower of Babel reference. The tower was built in order to reach Heaven in our physical bodies to attain proof of its existance, however, God was angered by this (it never took much in the Old Testament) and He destroys the tower, blowing the builders to all corners of the Earth. He then forces them to speak different languages so they can no longer network (hence 'to babel incoharently). In the song I believe that the speaker is is saying that he finds it difficult to have faith and needs proof of God's existance, even though Jesus and his teachings should be all the proof he needs. He continues to lead a 'decadent' life as he burns his earthen fire.
    justinbaily21on April 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSeems you guys have it down pat.

    See also: Jars of Clay's "The Eleventh Hour"
    songmeanings.net/…
    Different approach, less distant from God, but similar message.
    straight_upon March 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about Jesus writing out checks to those that don't make it into heaven as some sort of consolation prize.
    Josh123123123on February 12, 2010   Link
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    General Commentwhat is he talking about when he says he wants to be number 1? "i dont want to be number 2?
    ThePoopMasterson April 12, 2012   Link

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