Christ, by the dumpster
Peeling and a-tossin' your lottery tickets
Oh Nazarene, drinking dust

Oh Christ, rising and a-fallin'
Oh, Jesus Christ, givin' us the finger
In Christ I'll tumble (?)

Bless, please, the people in art galleries
Lonely as a distant train
Bless, now, the cancer of the bone
The last light making beautiful
The poisons in the sky

And the condemned man in his tuxedo dream
His dream of limousines and innocence
Take off your clothes and come to him in dreams
Stand on the fire escape naked and blest.
With jazz like a rivulet of codeine
The laughter spilling from our broken necklaces, oh

Bless, please, the people in art galleries
Lonely as a distant train
Bless, now, the cancer of the bone
The last light making beautiful
The poisons in the sky

Christ, by the dumpster
Peeling and a-tossin' your lottery tickets
Oh Nazarene, drinking dust

Oh Christ, rising and a-fallin'
Oh, Jesus Christ, givin' us the finger
In Christ I'll tumble

(lyrics by Denis Johnson)



Lyrics submitted by innocentsmith


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