I had a dream
I had a dream tonight
That I cut off a piece of the baby Jesus
To offend my friends

But the joke misfired, yes it did oh yes it did
Cause the piece of the baby I cut off it bled and it bled

I tried everything
I tried bandages and shit
I tried praying to it
But all to no avail

Nothing could keep the baby Jesus from bleeding
Oh no, nothing would keep the baby Jesus from bleeding

I got to stop having these dreams
They are killing me inside
They are killing me alive
They are ruining my soul

But nothing could keep these dreams from hurting me
No no, nothing could keep these dreams from fucking me up

And then the worst thing happened
The baby opened his eyes
And he stared into mine
And he started to speak

He said listen boy I’m gonna throw you in hell
I’m gonna make you scream I’m gonna make you yell
I’m gonna make you wish that you’d never seen me in the first place you ungrateful prick

So if you wanna be afraid of Jesus now
Cause his hearts filled with vengeance
And his souls filled with hellfire
And he’s thirsty for blood

So, be afraid of Jesus be afraid of Jesus
Be afraid of Jesus, be afraid of Jesus
Be afraid of Jesus cause he’s gonna fuck you up old school style

I said, be afraid of Jesus be afraid of Jesus
Be afraid of Jesus be afraid of Jesus
Be afraid of Jesus cause he’s really fucking pissed off at you right now

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  • +2
    General CommentTHere was that whole "Sheep and goats" line where he basically tells people to care for the sick, the imprisoned, the hungry, etc. or go to hell...

    But yeah, this song has some delicious irony. I think (and FWIW, I'm Christian...oh, it's worse...I'm in seminary aiming for ordained ministry) that it's responding to a particular theology that's become so popular in some circles that people think it's the only theology.

    Jesus said some really harsh stuff in the gospels, but most of it seemed aimed at the people who were screwing others and calling it "righteousness," (sound familiar?). Looking at the world, I can understand where the rage comes from.

    It's an interesting song. I'm glad I found it, and these guys.
    mirrizinon June 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell, the first mention of Hell comes from the New Testament, not the old, and Jesus curses a bunch of people who aren't convinced by his preaching to a not-particularly-pleasant future. There's a passage with Jesus cursing a fig tree for not bearing fruit out of season (yup) so that it wouldn't give fruit ever again.

    And whatever your definition of Hell is, Jesus' Hell had "wailing and gnashing of teeth". He was certainly warning people about it, and that warning usually comes off as "obey an arbitrary set of rules or suffer very disproportionately" to people who aren't sold on infinite reward or punishment being consistent with a God supposed to be more just than anyone or anything else.
    Rykeon November 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm pretty sure most of this song is just a joke
    ImpossibleOutcomeson May 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpretty sure this song is just called "Jesus" but not actually sure.
    sashablahon August 12, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThere's no account of Jesus throwing people in hell that I know of... he told us that God would. I don't mean to seem all knowing, but it's a pretty simple biblical fact. Jesus was definitely here as mercy and salvation to God's wrath.
    richardceekayon May 13, 2009   Link

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