"Jesus Doesn't Want Me for a Sunbeam" as written by Frances Mckee and Eugene Kelly....
Jesus, don't want me for a sunbeam
Sunbeams are never made like me

Don't expect me to cry,
For all the reasons you had to die
Don't ever ask your love of me

Don't expect me to cry
Don't expect me to lie
Don't expect me to die for me

Jesus, don't want me for a sunbeam
Sunbeams are never made like me

Don't expect me to cry,
For all the reasons you had to die
Don't ever ask your love of me

Don't expect me to cry
Don't expect me to lie
Don't expect me to die for me

Don't expect me to cry
Don't expect me to lie
Don't expect me to die for me

Jesus, don't want me for a sunbeam
Sunbeams are never made like me
Don't expect me to cry,
For all the reasons you had to die
Don't ever ask your love of me

Don't expect me to cry
Don't expect me to lie
Don't expect me to die
Don't expect me to cry
Don't expect me to lie
Don't expect me to die for me


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"Jesus Doesn't Want Me for a Sunbeam" as written by Frances Mckee, Eugene Kelly

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  • +5
    General CommentThe original of this song is by the Vaselines. The Vaselines did it basically as a way of criticizing religion. The old Christian hymn you all are speaking of is "Jesus Wants Me For a Sunbeam." I don't remember the words to the hymn, as I only saw that song once, but in my opinion, the lyrics to "Jesus Don't Want Me For A Sunbeam" are basically the artist's way of saying "I made mistakes, I learned from them, so don't expect me to feel guilty and don't expect me to pretend to be perfect when we all know I'm not," and also, "don't expect me to sacrifice my happy life for your miserable hypocritical belief system."
    seacreature25on March 19, 2008   Link
  • +4
    General CommentKurt is guilt stricken and is pretty much rejecting Jesus for all the wrong in his life. "Don't expect me to cry, For all the reasons you had to die. Don't ever ask your love of me." He is talking about Jesus' crusifiction and how he won't cry for the reasons HE had to die. Kurt, like many others, was not shown the true reason Jesus died for us. Its easier to blame God for all the pain in the world, than to except his way of life. I know, I know, you're sitting there and saying "if God is so great, why is everything in the world so wrong?" The fact is, that Jesus loves you and me. God made you, made me. He did not "program us to be godly". God gave us a free will. God doesn't owe us anything, we owe him our lives. That's where people go wrong, blaming God and saying He "owes us". Have you ever heard the true word of Jesus Christ? Check out this web-site for more info on this, by far this is the most straight up website that doesn't pull any punches or sugar coats anything. No lie. The most intense experience of you life, just give it a chance and don't go in there with your guard up.
    Jlmmy_Hoffaon July 25, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe meaning "I" find is..

    One who was brought up with religeon, goes down a path in life in which is "sinfull" then fearing his destiny of where he will go when he dies, he Rejects his faith, in other words, telling jesus to go get out of his life, because he feels guilty of his wrong doings .
    Rob_98443on February 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit was done by the Vaseline's first
    tricky_dickon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkurt didn't change it
    tricky_dickon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, he's right. Why is it even here.
    cufktishsips13on May 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts a cover he did from The Vaselines's song. The band members The Vaselines were friends of his.
    Darekaon June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlthough I don't know if Kurt personally knew the Vaseline's he was a admitted fan. This is a variation of a old Christian song that the Vaseline's redid a little to do it as Kurt put it on Unplugged, "but we do it the Vaseline's way."
    Mithas25on July 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah... " this was written by the vaselines...this is an old christian song,but...we do it the vaseline's way"
    whitepoetton July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know, but it kind of just sounds like he's saying, "Forget you jesus. Why should I live for you?"
    Stacey9666on July 18, 2002   Link

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