I remember Christopher
such a man
so brave and tall

he took the baby Jesus
in his arms
across the waterfall

people cried, "he's holy!
he's a saint not a man!"
all at once it was written
in the book of the land

Christopher, Mr. Christopher
why won't they leave you alone?
Christopher, Mr. Christopher
why won't they leave you alone?

there was Mary Margaret
a Christian lady
dressed in black

she believed St. Christopher
helped her find
a way back

she told him all her secrets
and the dreams of her years
so when they took that saint away
all that's left were her tears

Mary cried "they're crazy!
the world is changing too fast!"
it was then she discovered
that her faith couldn't last

Christopher, Mr. Christopher
why won't they leave you alone?
Christopher, Mr. Christopher
why won't they leave you alone?

Christopher, Mr. Christopher
why won't they leave you alone?
Christopher, Mr. Christopher
why won't they leave you alone?


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    General CommentWritten to protest the removing of the "St." title from St. Christopher
    lapofthegodson April 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdear lapofthegods:

    there aren't enough eyes to roll at your comment. if you spend a moment taking any rock lyrics literally, it is a moment wasted. the same is true for any words in the bible. have a nice day, and i hope you learn to interpret symbolism. :D come back when you can tell me what "black dog" by led zeppelin is about. hint: it's not sex.
    fishbowlpictureson June 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentActually lapofthegods is correct. DeYoung confirmed this in an interview in Creem Magazine just post the release of "Illusion". Being a raised Catholic (He and the Panozzo Brothers attended Parochial School together), he was like WTH but answered anyway confirming lap's response. I was there and read it. I think Patti Smith was on the cover of that issue
    DaneBramagon January 28, 2013   Link

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