"Property of Jesus" as written by and Bob Dylan....
Do ahead and talk about him because he makes you doubt
Because he has denied himself the things that you can't live without
Laugh at him behind his back jut like the others do
Remember him of what he used to be when he comes walking through.

He's the property of Jesus
Resent him to the bone
You got something better
You got a heart of stone.

Stop your conversation when he passes on the street
Hope he falls upon himself, oh, wouldn't that be sweet
Because he can't be exploited by superstition anymore
Because he can't be bribed or bought by the things that you adore.

He's the property of Jesus
Resent him to the bone
You got something better
You got a heart of stone.

When the whip that's keeping you in line doesn't make him jump
Say he's hard-of-hearing, say that he's a chump
Say he's out of step with reality as you try to test his nerve
Because he doesn't pay tribute to the king that you serve.

He's property of Jesus
Resent him to the bone
You got something better
You got a heart of stone.

Say that he's a loser 'cause he got no common sense
Because he don't increase his worth at someone else's expense
Because he's not afraid of trying, say he's got no style
'Cause he doesn't tell you jokes or fairy tales, say things that make you smile.

He's the property of Jesus
Resent him to the bone
You got something better
You got a heart of stone.
You can laugh at salvation, you can play Olympic games
You think that when you rest at last you'll go back from where you came
But you're picked up quite a story and you've changed since the womb
What happened to the real you, you've been captured but by whom?

He's the property of Jesus
Resent him to the bone
You got something better
You got a heart of stone.


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"Property of Jesus" as written by Bob Dylan

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    General CommentI think this song is about Buddah
    unihillon December 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHaven't heard this tune yet, but the lyrics are genius. If you can't see the beauty in it, all I can say is that "you've got a heart of stone". You can choose your own philosopher (I've read them all), your own spiritual advisor (I've spoken with so many I can't count them anymore) or your own politician (gimme a break!) and I GUARANTEE they'll lead you down a dead-end street. But as for me and my house, we shall serve the LORD. (Joshua 24:15).
    RayManon February 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commenteven in the
    vastly conservative realm of
    modern christianity
    the wise dylan finds a way
    to bring the beauty of humanitarian
    liberalism into the equiasion:

    "Say that he's a loser
    Cause he's got no common sense
    Because he don't increase his worth at someone else's expense"

    I'd be willing to bet
    That if Jesus lived in modern times
    He would be a socialist, or communist.
    But my opinions
    And Dylan's opinions
    Won't change the mass delusion
    That the God that created the universe
    the platypus and the milkyway galaxy
    is some no-nonsense rightwing authoritarian conservative
    TheThornBirdson February 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI like this song, and this album. I don't understand why so many people hate it so much
    PoshHammeron March 14, 2010   Link
  • -2
    General Commentyecch...this could be the worst song Dylan released during his Christian period.
    DJacques75on January 17, 2005   Link

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