"Jesus Online" as written by and Rossdale....
Whatever she wants from me
Whatever device
Whether in kindness
Whether in spite
What can I say
What can I do I can't help myself
I let the monster through

Wherever she sends me
Wherever the plane
Perfect black dress
Perfect grave

What can I say
What can I do
I did it to myself
I did it all confused

Jesus online
Wires around the world
Feel invincible
Computer car and girl

Jesus online
Wires around the world
Feel invincible
To be perfect just like you
To be perfect just like you

Whenever she comes with me
Whenever we break
Dress up my apathy
Pretend we're great, great, great

Jesus online
Arms around the world
Feel invincible
Computer carbon girl

Jesus online, Jesus online
Jesus, Jesus, Jesusâ?¦

Lyrics submitted by Moondragon

"Jesus Online" as written by Gavin Rossdale

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    General CommentI'd venture this interpretation of the song:

    It sorta strikes me as decrying our commercial society... sorta an anti-yuppie thing. If you replace the word "she" with the basic concept of our modern producer/consumerist society, you can get a better understand of what I mean. It's basically saying you're married to your job exobrably. I especially like the refrain:

    Jesus online
    Wires around the world
    Feel invincible
    Computer car and girl

    "Jesus Online" I interpret to be the casual disregard for religion that alot of yuppies have. It's somewhat like that now they have all these material possessions and modern technology (computer car and girl) they feel "invincible", like they don't need a God, they're their own personal God. Don't pidgeonhole me as one of the conservative religious types, longing for the good old days when all you needed was the Chruch to keep the peons in line, this is just how I see the song objectively.
    Targeteron October 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti really like this song. First time i heard it, i thought it was a horrible song. But now i like it . JOL!
    ashley007on August 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentum i like the song but what the HELL is it about?
    xxxDARKIRISxxxon September 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah...its a good song.... theres no way im following that one.
    Dr Fishopolison March 14, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favourite Bush songs. And I think it´s message is clearer than any other songs gavin had wrote.
    Targeter is quite right. Every line makes much sense that rossdale is speaking about our post-modern way of life, with the huge consumist exitence that fill our lives:

    Verse 1 is about letting this big machine enter your head and starting to control you, hence "I let the monster through"

    Verse 2 is just about the same as verse 1 but more detailed, like perfect black dress, perfect grave. Even in death, the glamour, the big companies wantsyour money.

    Chorus is such more clear: "feel invincible, computer, car anf girl", all the things that makes you a perfect citizen, a fucking yuppie that reduces his life on to this sort of materialism thinking
    lines like "pretend we´re great" or "dress my apathy" is like, no matter who you really are and what you feel, whar really matters is how society looks you, how they conceive, and you have to be a cool fucking bastard.

    Finally, the reference to "jesus" is that everything is for sale, you want something, you buy it, it doesn´t matter, if you got the money, you have it. "She" is the huge system that controls everything. Well, that is my interpretation, maybe not correct.
    beatakeshion December 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me, Jesus online speaks about internet addiction. Its a fantasy world where everything is perfect. It's becoming someone else online, where you are perfect, invincible. So much so that it is your religion, your only faith. Jesus Online. This site rules btw. I'm stoked to see so many thoughtful interpretations.
    myerzmanon March 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really like the internet addiction interpretation of this song.

    It makes me think of this person who's trying and failing to keep a stranglehold on functionality. Hiding behind this illusion of stability and happiness all day, when in reality the only time when they feel alright is when they're alone at their computer, talking to people all over the world and feeling like this is the only place where they can be seen as a good person.

    A lot of the lines seem to speak of the role technology would have for this person. "Jesus online" is how they see it as a sort of savior for them. "Computer, car, and girl" -In addition to just being a useful machine like it would be for anyone else, their computer is a way to see the outside world and a source of companionship (both through talking to people online and by interacting with the machine itself).

    Sort of speaking from experience here. :P I'm not as far gone as the person in the song is, but I know that feeling well. I'm very shy in the "real world," but I have a conflicting desire to be part of the world. The internet is my way of reconciling that. The song sort of captures the numbing feeling of those long hours online in the darkest hours of night.
    Atagamay41on May 12, 2008   Link
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    General Comment'Dress up my apathy-pretend we're great'... awesome!
    signals149on August 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwow... it's actually a really good interpretation of addiction because it captures both the compelling side (wires around the world/feel invincible) and the agony (what can I do/I can't help myself/I let the monster through). So the Internet is like a lover that has complete control over the guy (1st & 2nd verse) and lets him play at feeling complete.
    GotMeNowon February 24, 2009   Link

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