1945, the year I was born
My mother died, but left behind a son
You stayed with me Jesus
Yes, you showed the way
You flew down from Heaven, to steal me away

In 1959 two cars collide
Nine in the crash and 1 survived
You stayed with me Jesus
Yes, I testify
You flew down from Heaven, to keep me alive

Hallelujah, hallelujah

Hallelujah, hallelujah

1985 I missed a plane
which then disappeared, never seen again
You came to me Jesus, stood right in my way
You flew down from Heaven to save me again

Everywhere I go they run in fear
This mortal coil, the end is near
You stayed with me Jesus, bow my head and pray
You�ve come down from Heaven to keep me safe
You�ve come down from Heaven to keep me safe

Hallelujah, hallelujah

Hallelujah, hallelujah

Hallelujah, hallelujah

Hallelujah, hallelujah


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    General CommentAt a concert in Pittsburgh lead vocalist Ryan Miller introduced this song saying, "you know when you watch a football game and your team scores and you think, 'it's Jesus' and then the other team scores and their fans think 'it's Jesus'? Well that makes me laugh, and that's what this song is about."
    colormestunnedon May 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment[?????] = mortal coil
    ChrisPicketton September 14, 2010   Link
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    General Commentmortal coil= old school way of saying your body or in more general terms the physical world. as in "when i die my spirit will leave this mortal coil"
    goodyearon October 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMy interpretation is based on the assumption that Guster is not a Christian band, which if taking this song out of context, would seem completely ridiculous.

    This song comes off as a sort of sympathetic satire on how people use religion and the concept of God/Jesus to form life narratives.

    At the same time, it may be a much more critical satirization, in displaying how the seeming ignorance of religious folk leads them to interpret real-life events in such a fantastic way, and which, as a consequence, further reinforces their devout religious conviction.
    Blakon February 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is a satire...obviously because they are NOT a christian rock band. The song is really happy and the lyrics are the same way. But the narrator of the song is forgetting about alll the people who died even though he was saved. He sings hallelujah but in reality...should we really be thanks jesus/god for keeping us alive but killing others?
    gumby21on February 28, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI agree with gumby. This song is beautiful and soulful, and without looking closely it can seem like a praise song. But as you say, if Jesus can save one, why would he let all the others die? This is so obvious in the second verse "9 in the crash and only one survived." It sort of reflects the sad mentality of some Christians - blinders on, seeing themselves - the Christians - as the only ones deserving of Grace and who cares about the ones that God let go?
    LipsLikeSuggaon March 01, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is a pretty cool song, I've heard that the lead singer of the band is Jewish? Honestly I don't care what his religion is, but it doesn't look like he's Jewish to me.
    Henryw25on October 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is clearly a satire. The narrator is an imbecile--he doesn't understand that he is bringing death everywhere he goes, and everyone is afraid of him. The line "Everywhere I go they run in fear" clearly shows this. This is not a Christian song. It is making fun of a guy who carries death around with him and then thanks Jesus for saving him (and not the others).
    jagodaon February 13, 2012   Link

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