"Jesus Christ" as written by and Crispin Macmichael Sandys Hunt....
Angels from the realms of glory
Stars shone bright above
Royal David's city
Was bathed in the light of love
Jesus Christ was born today
Jesus Christ was born
Jesus Christ was born today
Jesus Christ was born
Lo, they did rejoice
Fine and pure of voice
And the wrong shall fail
And the right prevail
Jesus Christ was born today
Jesus Christ was born
Jesus Christ was born today
Jesus Christ was born
And we're gonna get born now



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    General CommentThis is the best Christmas song. It gets stuck nicely in the head, even when it's the middle of June.
    elwyn5150on June 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's sarcastic. It doesn't really seem like it, but coming from an album like Third, how could it not be?
    majestikmoose9on April 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's sarcastic. It doesn't really seem like it, but coming from an album like Third, how could it not be?
    majestikmoose9on April 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGiven the history of southern gospel music in Memphis, this genre was bound to influence Chilton to a certain degree. Maybe more of a musical homage than sarcastic?
    ratanxon September 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlyrical homage, I should say,
    ratanxon September 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWeird song. If it is sarcastic it's way less obvious than say 'Thank You Friends' because this time the song and delivery are absolutely deadpan. Funny when you expect a song called 'Jesus Christ' on a dark album to be a big evil anti-christ statement and what do you get? Why a traditional sounding christmas balled!
    mrpieeateron October 02, 2006   Link
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    My OpinionMy viewpoint is that it is a sarcastic song. Certainly, without a doubt, this song is upbeat and cheery, but look at it with the entire album in mind, or, more specifically, the song prior to this one, "Big Black Car," which has themes of depression and melancholy. Following up a depressing song with a song about Jesus Christ is almost laughable, especially when you look at the final line, "And we're gonna get born now." I interpret it as Chilton laughing at the idea that Jesus Christ is the solution to everybody's problems. Follow that up, two songs later, with "Holocaust" and I think this song is put into perspective. I think if you look at the overall themes of the entire album then you see what Chilton is doing here, and I think it's genius!

    Although, I will say that I will crank this song up on the road sometimes and get an overall happy feeling because it is definitely a cheery song.
    AndrewofAwesomeon July 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI don't disagree with it being sarcastic.... I've read that several times before over the years. Don't take the sequence of songs on 3rd/Sister Lovers to be a clue though.... Keep in mind that the album has never been released with the intended song sequence (according to many sources anyway).
    Jeffro2on January 31, 2012   Link

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