"Jesus Etc." as written by Jeff Tweedy and Jay Bennett....
Jesus, don't cry, you can rely on me, honey
You can combine anything you want
I'll be around, you were right about the stars
Each one is a setting sun

Tall buildings shake
Voices escape singing sad, sad songs
Tuned to chords, strung down your cheeks
Bitter melodies turning your orbit around

Don't cry, you can rely on me, honey
You can come by any time you want
I'll be around, you were right about the stars
Each one is a setting sun

Tall buildings shake
Voices escape singing sad, sad songs
Tuned to chords, strung down your cheeks
Bitter melodies turning your orbit around

Voices cry
Skyscrapers are scraping together
Your voice is smoking
And last cigarettes are all you can get
Turning your orbit around

Our love, our love, our love is all we have
Our love, our love is all of God's money
Every one is a burning sun

Tall buildings shake
Voices escape singing sad, sad songs
Tuned to chords, strung down your cheeks
Bitter melodies turning your orbit around

Voices cry
Skyscrapers are scraping together
Your voice is smoking
Last cigarettes are all you can get
Turning your orbit around

Last cigarettes are all you can get
Turning your orbit around
Last cigarettes are all you can get
Turning your orbit around


Lyrics submitted by TheDirge

"Jesus, Etc." as written by Jay Bennett Jeff Tweedy

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    General CommentOh my God this is beautiful. She sings with such melancholy at the "tall buildings shake" part, and with such inspiration whenever she affirms "Every one is a burning sun" or "Our love is all God's money" (a perfect line by the way, IMO).
    Never heard Wilco's version. I can't imagine it being better than this, though.
    Shep1986on February 03, 2011   Link

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