When I tell you that I love you
Don't test my love
Accept my love, don't test my love
'Cause maybe I don't love you all that much

Don't ask what kind of music I'm gonna play tonight
Just stay awhile, hear for yourself awhile
And if you must put me in a box
Make sure it's a big box
With lots of windows
And a door to walk through
And a nice high chimney
So we can burn burn burn
Everything that we don't like
And watch the ashes fly up to heaven
Maybe all the way to india
I'd like that

All the ancient kings came to my door
They said "Do you want to be an ancient king too?"
I said "Oh yes, very much..."
"But I think my timing's wrong"
They said "Time is relative"
"Or did you misread Einstien"
I said "Do you really mean it?"
They said "What do you think we'd come here for?"
"Our goddamn health or something?"

Everybody's waiting for the Messiah
The Jews are waiting
The Christians are waiting
Also the Muslims
It's like everybody's waiting
They been waiting a long time
I know how I hate to wait
Like even for a bus or something
An important phone call
So I can imagine how darned impatient
Everyone must be getting

So I think it's time now
Time to reveal myself
I am the Messiah
I am the Messiah

Yes, I think you heard me right
I am the Messiah
I was gonna wait till next year
Build up the suspense a little
Make it a really big surprise
But I could not resist
It's like when you got a really big secret
You're just bursting to tell someone
It was kinda like that with this
And now that I've told you
I feel this great weight lifted
Dr. Nusbaum was right
He's my therapist
He said get it out in the open

I spent ten whole days in jerusalem
Mmm jerusalem
Sweet jerusalem
And all I ate was olives
Nothing but olives
Mountains of olives
It was a good ten days
I like olives
I like you, too

So when I tell you that I love you
Don't test my love
Accept my love, don't test my love
'Cause maybe I don't love you all that much


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    General Comment"Make sure it's a big box
    With lots of windows
    And a door to walk through
    And a nice high chimney
    So we can burn burn burn
    Everything that we don't like"
    Remind anyone else of a church? A big box with lots of windows where you go to, to 'burn' everything you don't like . . .
    crushed_lighton January 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthmm don't think about this too much, just revel in it. It's too lovely and too clever to worry about churches or whatever.
    bg1on September 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't know much about churches, but I don't remember them burning everything you don't like.
    dd59714on August 03, 2006   Link

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