"Wooden Jesus" as written by and Chris Cornell....
Wooden Jesus where are you from?
Korea or Canada, maybe Taiwan?
I didn't know it was the holy land.
But I believed from the minute the check left my hand
And I pray.

Can I be saved, I spent all my money
On a future grave
Wooden Jesus I'll cut you in on twenty percent of my future sin

Porcelain Mary her majesties pure
Looking for virgin territory
Coat hanger halos don't come cheap
From television shepherds with living room sheep,
And I pray.

Can I be saved,I spent all my money on a future grave
Wooden Jesus I'll cut you in on twenty percent of my future sin.

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"Wooden Jesus" as written by Chris Cornell

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    General CommentIt means you can't buy your way into heaven. People like Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell are the scum of the earth. They beg poor people for money so they can live in mansions and buy diamond mines in Africa. All the while telling their followers that if they give their money, God will make them rich.
    HoleDwelleron August 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about heroin. "can i be saved? i spent all my money on a future grave. wooden jesus, i'll cut you in on 20% of my future sin". again, this song is probably about Andy Wood (R.I.P)
    SwornToTheBlackon August 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthuck im like u im christian and i completely agree with you, and mamuranime u r completely naive
    nickechon July 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree more with the addiction thing, though its good that we have different opinions we can share.
    AiR7oNon July 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIts about religious exploitation for monetry gain, ie the indulgences and relics sold by catholic "preachers" in pre-reformation europe to buy you way out of purgatory, hence the lyrics about wooden jesus', porcelein mary's and coathanger halos that don't come cheap.
    layne1012on February 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt can't be an addiction you ding bats. He said the check left his hand. People don't usually by drugs on check. If the album is in memory of Andy Wood, it doesn't mean all the songs are about him. It could be a tribute. Fate's warning made an album dedicated to Dream Theater, but none of the songs were about Dream Theater.
    WanderingHypocriton May 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn an interview right after Temple of the Dog released Cornell maid it apparent that the CD was a tribute to Wood, but each song was not about him or directed toward him. Reach Down and Say Hello 2 Heaven were both songs Cornell wrote after his death and were obviously about him. The rest were just songs that Cornell was working on and didn't really fit into anything that Soundgarden was doing. This was a perfect forum for Chris to put out a different kind of sound and album and still pay tribute to Andrew. That interview is on the internet somewhere, if I find the site I will post the url.

    This song to me is in no way about addiction. To me its definitely about religious people who fill there homes with religious figurines and propaganda, because in some way they feel this will bode well for them in getting into heaven. Like it was said earlier, its also about the individuals who make millions selling simple people the idea that they can buy themselves into heaven. It pretty much sums up to me how ridiculous religion has become.
    Outshined07on June 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI honestly don't see where this could be about heroin, let alone drugs. It's about those evangelist preachers
    Lateralus518on December 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI saw Chris Cornell last night at the Flynn Theatre in Burlington, Vermont. This song is in fact written about televangelists. As he said, the tv preachers that "make you want to just punch them in the face."
    Donny199on November 30, 2011   Link
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    General Commentits about the fake ass preachers on the shows like "500 club." and just about over-religiopus people
    urlacheron May 04, 2004   Link

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