"Jesus in New Orleans" as written by and Linford Detweiler Karin Bergquist....
The last time I saw Jesus
I was drinking bloody mary's in the South
In a barroom in New Orleans
Rinsin' out the bad taste in my mouth

She wore a dark and faded blazer
With a little of the lining hanging out
When the jukebox played Miss Dorothy Moore
I knew that it was him without a doubt

I said, "The road's been my redeemer
I never know just what on earth I'll find
In the faces of a stranger
In the dark and weary corners of a mind"

She said, "The last highway is only
As far away as you are from yourself
No matter just how bad it gets
It does no good to blame somebody else"

Oh, ain't it crazy
What's revealed when you're not looking all that close?
Oh, ain't it crazy
How we put to death the one's we need the most?

I know I'm not a martyr
I've never died for anyone but me
The last frontier is only
The stranger in the mirror that I see

But when I least expect it
Here and there I see my savior's face
He's still my favorite loser
Falling for the entire human race

Oh, ain't it crazy
What's revealed when you're not looking all that close?
Oh, ain't it crazy
How we put to death the one's we need the most?

The last time I saw Jesus
I was drinking bloody mary's in the South
In a barroom in New Orleans

Oh, ain't it crazy
What's revealed when you're not looking all that close?
Oh, ain't it crazy
How we put to death the one's we need the most?
Oh hey, yeah



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"Jesus in New Orleans" as written by Linford Detweiler Karin Bergquist

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    General CommentI don't know what she intends by 'put to death with ones we need the most', but it makes me think of two things.

    First, it seems like a reference to Jesus, in that he was an innocent man who was put to death, and those who believe he is the Word made flesh, he is, in some strange way, the one we need the most.
    Second, I guess it means how we hurt the people who are closest to us.

    And I love the last line: he's still my favorite loser, falling/fallen for the entire human race. I just resonate with humble images of Jesus, who really just loves people and being with people, and is not looking to scare us or make us feel bad for not being holy, who really loves us and wants to be with us and help us.
    jodallason January 09, 2011   Link

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