"Taut" as written by John Alexander William Parish and Polly Jean Harvey....
Jesus save me
Jesus save me

Can I tell you something ?
Can I tell you a story ?
It's about me and Billy
'Cause I remember

I remember it all started when he bought that car
It was the first thing he'd ever owned apart from me
And the color was red
And the color was red and he drove me
He drove me out of my mind
I'm over it now
It was spring or summer sixty five I don't remember
Steaming and sweating and sticking against the wheel
And I could see the tendons stand out in the back of his neck
And he used to make me pray, wearing a mask like a death's head
When he put me there in the back seat, and he said

Jesus save me
Jesus save me

Inherited his father's hate that what he'd say
And he custom of destruct the pain of every escape but somehow
He could make joy come loose inside
I would feel really I would feel really and truly alive
And I would do anything for him
It just wasn't enough
It was never enough
He'd turn to me and say
He'd, he'd say "even the son of god had to die, my darling"
And he wanted everything
He wanted everything
He wanted the honey from the king
Each new moon
He used to make me pray
Every morning
Hidden in the backseat, such Jesus
He'd make me pray
And he'd in there when he wanted everything
He wanted the honey from the king
Say it
"Even the son of god had to die my darling"
Go on, say it!

Jesus save me
Jesus save me



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    General CommentWhat is this song off of?!

    I've never heard it before, and these lyrics sound fucking amazing.
    CB the PBon March 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat is this song off of?!

    I've never heard it before, and these lyrics sound fucking amazing.
    CB the PBon March 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's off of a collaboration between polly and john parish called "Dance Hall At Louse Point" Also recommend Urn With Dead Flowers In A Drained Pool"
    pumkinhedon April 01, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"And he custom of destruct the pain of every escape but somehow"

    Huh? I'm hearing "He'd cuss enough to strip the paint off Heaven's gate."
    MuddyMaeon January 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPJH is quoting 1st century berber christian author Tertullian.

    "Do you not know that you are Eve? The judgment of God upon this sex lives on in this age; therefore, necessarily the guilt should live on also. You are the gateway of the devil; you are the one who unseals the curse of that tree, and you are the first one to turn your back on the divine law; you are the one who persuaded him whom the devil was not capable of corrupting; you easily destroyed the image of God, Adam. Because of what you deserve, that is, death, even the Son of God had to die.”

    Lovely chap...

    byzantium9on February 07, 2010   Link

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