"Jesus" as written by Kim L. Owens and Melanie Sharee Rutherford....
Jesus, help me find my proper place
Jesus, help me find my proper place
Help me in my weakness
Cause I'm falling out of grace
Jesus
Jesus


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  • +5
    General CommentComing down from heroin makes one feel the need for redemption. Any savior works, especially the forgiving kind.
    Wonder Nedon August 26, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI lost my virginity to this song
    lantackoon December 21, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOne of my favorite VU songs though I could never really explain why because it's so simple. Only Lou Reed could take a song about religion and make it so fundamental. Jesus didn't want frills, he wanted people to come and worship god as they are. That's what Lou was tryin to show here.
    lingeronon November 11, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI don't think he's asking for forgiveness or redemption. He's just asking for direction. I doubt this is about drugs, or any specific event.

    Lou may not be religious, and personally, I don't think this is really even about religion; it's about wanting direction and feeling lost and helpless
    mtaylor22on June 18, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a great song thats very pretty and probably the song off of "The Velvet Underground" that first caught my attention. This song actually reminds me of Meddle-era Pink Floyd, of all people. I'm not really sure why, but i think its the opening guitar line. The lyrics are incredibly straightforward and lead me (and everyone else, im sure) to wonder if there is a hidden or deeper meaning than is apparent. It doesnt seem ironic though.
    a10dency2askon December 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlways reminds me of the old folk songs. Yes, Lou Reed was Jewish (or at least raised Jewish) but look at all the old "pre-reborn" bob dylan songs that have Christian overtones.
    jackrabbit37on January 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhen I first found this song on search of files byfiles.com">byfiles.com and listened to it I made the following conclusion. It's obviously not a "christian" song in the conventional sense, but it is a sort of postmodern peaen to Jesus-as-holy-lover insofar as Reed pleeds to believe in a transcendent good that might "save" him from the dark human condition (aetheticized by The Factory culture) and enlighten him as to his "divine" purpose--which of course he found as one of the great rock artists. Note the similarity to "Candy Says" regarding the self's relationship with the body.
    Daphne123on October 10, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always found this song to be somewhat sincere. I agree more with the ideas of Wonder Ned - It seems to me like a rock bottom situation. Jesus, where the fuck do I go from here, I've spent my life rejecting you and currently I need some guidance. I'm very likely projecting, but I certainly feel like this song represents that for me. Almost like a last resort request, and very profoundly so. Aren't we all trying to find our 'proper' fucking place. Not a conventionally proper place, but more the idea of having a 'right' place to go to, a place were we belong. There I said it, in a borderline condescending and obvious way so sue me you fucking bastards.
    horatioduneon March 07, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always found this song to be somewhat sincere. I agree more with the ideas of Wonder Ned - It seems to me like a rock bottom situation. Jesus, where the fuck do I go from here, I've spent my life rejecting you and currently I need some guidance. I'm very likely projecting, but I certainly feel like this song represents that for me. Almost like a last resort request, and very profoundly so. Aren't we all trying to find our 'proper' fucking place. Not a conventionally proper place, but more the idea of having a 'right' place to go to, a place were we belong. There I said it, in a borderline condescending and obvious way so sue me you fucking bastards.
    horatioduneon March 07, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti always thought this song seemed out of place from the rest of their songs. and then i read somewhere that lou reed was jewish. haha. im not just making that up am i?
    SisterRayon September 24, 2002   Link

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