There is nothing I've ever done
I didn't learn to be ashamed of.
There is no hope or no dream
I won't curse and demean.
If that's what it takes,
that's what I'll do.
If that's what it takes, I will.
I hope I never get my fill
of pushing this boulder up on this hill,
getting to the top and taking a spill.
Every time's like the first time.
Every time is the same,
and maybe you don't believe me now,
but you will.
Until you hang upon such a cross,
you won't know a thing about laughter or loss.
From Galilee to Gethsemane to Golgotha
is a short walk, a short, short walk.


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Joset of Nazareth's Blues song meanings
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    General CommentNOT EVEN A JESUS FREAK OR NONE OF THAT

    BUT

    Galilee to Gethsemane to Golgotha

    NEED I SAY MORE?

    PRETTY SURE J.DAWG WALKED ON WATER IN GALILEE..CHILLED IN THE GARDENS OF GATHESEMANE PRAYIN LIKE A MUHFUCKA..AND GOT HIS CRUCIFIXION ON IN GOLOGOTHA
    crillzon May 10, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationDefinitely some allusion to Camus' Myth of Sisyphus.
    morelikezackon April 16, 2009   Link
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    General Commentcrillz, you win the internet.
    doctoraculaon July 30, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningJoset is named in the book of Mark (as in, the Bible) as the son of Mary. Whether or not it’s the same Mary as Jesus’ mother is up for debate, but if he is, that’d make him Jesus’ brother. Interpret the title as you see fit.
    Also, Galilee is the part of Israel that Nazareth is in where Jesus lived, Gethsemane is where Jesus prayed the night before he was crucified, and Gol’gotha is where the actual crucifixion happened.

    that is an explanation from this site
    titusandronic.us/…
    AKAnathanon January 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThere is nothing I've ever done
    I didn't learn to be ashamed of.
    - maybe jesus' brother feels like shit, because everything his brother does is perfect, supposedly never even sinned. so naturally he's gonna be ashamed of everything he does.

    There is no hope or no dream
    I won't curse and demean.
    If that's what it takes,
    that's what I'll do.
    - so he is in a pretty bad mood all the time, a real grouch. i would be like to too.

    I hope I never get my fill
    of pushing this boulder up on this hill,
    getting to the top and taking a spill.
    Every time's like the first time.
    - reference to sisyphus, doing something hard only to fail, and you have to do it over again forever.

    and maybe you don't believe me now,
    but you will.
    - when we die, if we find out jesus had a brother, whoops. it means mary didn't stay a virgin and is not as pure as some people thought. or if we die, and find out jesus and god are full of shit, then we could believe joset, and how he has got the blues

    Until you hang upon such a cross,
    you won't know a thing about laughter or loss.
    - joset would probably feel really inferior to jesus, haha, obviously. i think this is other people's words that joset would hear, the voices tell him that he is not as good as his brother because he didn't die a gruesome death. haha, like dying a gruesome death is the only way to experience life. and joset knows that he can experience everything of life (laughter and loss) without doing this, sure, everyone can, but the other people have this assumption that joset cannot fully live like jesus did

    From Galilee to Gethsemane to Golgotha
    is a short walk, a short, short walk.
    - yeah everything is much closer than it seems, people think jesus is such a big deal, but its just little people, a small town, everyone blows it out of proportion, having a 'famous' brother, knowing that either that you'll never be as good as him, or he is full of shit, and you're the only one who knows, thats enough to give anyone the blues
    uuon January 18, 2011   Link

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