"Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode cover)" 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
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who cares

Your own personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone to care

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
Reach out and touch faith
Reach out and touch faith
Reach out and touch faith


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"Personal Jesus" as written by Martin Lee Gore

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    General Commentthis might sound weird but i like the marilyn manson version the most.
    everybodylovesbasson April 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentclassic Depeche Mode song... never would of thought Cash would cover it
    Girgoon December 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the song its one of my favorites
    torgie3on December 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentCash's Version is better than the Depeche mode and Manson versions. To me, it's about being a goodfriend, who always listens and wants to help, but it's almost in a sinister tone in this song and maybe slightly sarcastic, fan-fucking-tastic none the less
    ZeroGeneratoron April 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI havent been into cash real long and I was surprised to know he covered depeche mode and NIN instead of vice versa
    soak_the_sinon August 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this is a clever one. Whilst the original version is all about compassion and support, no matter what, this one sounds almost like a personal devil is making the same offer: but in this case, the offer to hear your prayers is more a sort of coaxing, the kind of offer where you buy now, pay later. The line about "Flesh and bone by the telephone.
    Lift up the receiver I'll make you a believer." doesn't sound so much to be support, but almost like "you're only human, temptation will win...so here's the offer...call me when you want it. MWO HA HAHAHAHAA!" Or that could just be me.
    BBDemuson September 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song was probably special to cash seing as he was a christian.
    Lord_Hypnoson January 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjohn frusciante (guitarist for RHCP) played the guitars with Cash in this song
    ANTWANmyMANon February 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah the Cash version has an evil twist to it..
    Carolynon February 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgeocities.com/brotherjerry/…
    Tim Doggon March 29, 2006   Link

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