Away in the manger
No crib for his bed
That's the story
That they to told you
When they tucked you in
The little Lord Jesus
Lay down his sweet head
They never told you
That's not where the story really ends

Plastic Jesus
Is plugged in
On each and every Christmas day

Plastic Jesus
You will melt
You don't mean a thing to me
Plastic Jesus
Mannequin
A statue that is not even real

The little man hanging
From the cross on your neck
False advertisement
Cause the man you wear
Is no longer dead
Make a little gesture
For the whole world to see
Just a motion that you go through
When you pray and eat

Plastic Jesus
On the shelf
Tell me how can he save himself

Plastic Jesus
You will melt
You don't mean a thing to me
Plastic Jesus
Mannequin
A statue that is not even real

Mary had a little lamb (x8)

Wash me clean cause I'm dirty dirty
Wash me clean so I'm pretty pretty (x4)


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    General CommentI was going to post this song today, lol. Glad I checked for it first. Good song, although everyone has it titled System of a Down for downloads.

    Some interesting views on religion nowadays.
    PixieRaeStarSystemon August 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwoo..i commented on this song before..but i guess the they switched AND to & or something..
    rosutoon February 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think its talking about how some people say they are christian, but they neglect jesus when it inconviences them
    rosutoon February 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI thought this sounded pretty cool until I found out this band promotes christianity, and this song isn't about jesus being fake and christians being hypocrites. Ahh well.
    Kyuuketsuki_himeon July 08, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Cause the man you wear
    Is no longer dead"

    Hmm. I wonder why I didn't think about that part, I should've known they're christian.

    But if you forget about that part, and you really want it to be anti-christian (hehe), you could interpret it as if he's saying his parents forced him to believe in jesus, and made him worship him each christmas, but then he finds out it's all a lie and he gets angry and writes a song about it.
    Yea.
    Kyuuketsuki_himeon July 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNot sure what the band being Christian has to do with their music. You can still like them. To me that's just pure ignorance. "Oh, they sound good, they're Christian so I can't listen to them anymore." Grow up.

    Anyways, I think this song is about people who go around acting like they are Christians on the outside, but don't really follow Jesus on the inside. People who have Jesus statues and wear cross necklaces but yet do not even truly know the REAL Jesus.
    TheHorseDontCareon August 27, 2007   Link

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