"Jesus, I" as written by William Patrick Corgan and Matt Sweeney....
Jesus, I

Jesus, i've taken my cross
i'll leave and follow me
jesus, i've taken my cross
i'll leave and follow me

destitutes, despise, forsaken
i'll leave and follow me
i'll leave and follow me
jesus

perish every fool division
all i've sought and hope to know
yell out which is my commission
god and heaven i'm on my own
god and heaven i'm on my own

man mad trouble to distress me
to drive this heart to the cross
man made trouble to distress me
to drive my heart to the cross
resolute, reborn, reborn
reborn, reborn, reborn, reborn

jesus, i've taken my cross
i'll leave and follow me
jesus, i've taken my cross
i'll leave and follow me

perish every fool division
all i've sought and hope to know
yell out which is my commission
god and heaven i'm on my own

i'm waiting for my man
26 hours in my hand
hey white boy
what you doin' downtown
hey white boy
what you doin' chasing all the pretty women around

downtown, downtown, downtown
gonna hitch a ride
downtown, downtown, downtown
gonna hitch a ride

hitchin' a ride
hitchin' a ride
hitchin' a ride
itchin' to die
hitchin' a ride
itchin' to die
hitchin' a ride
itchin' to die

jesus
jesus

i'm resolute, reborn
{?}
forsaken, {?}
destroyed, resolute
reborn, reborn
reborn, reborn
reborn

jesus
j-e-s-u-s
jesus
j-e-s-u-s
jesus
j-e-s-u-s
jesus


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  • +1
    General CommentActually, the correct lyric is "follow THEE"...it's taken from an old gospel hymn...Billy just made a new version. I find the numerous references to God on this CD really interesting...and I would love to talk to Billy about it, if I ever had the chance.
    JxPxon April 02, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYes, I believe it's also "God and heaven are all my own" if I'm correct.
    Skaman2on April 10, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAh, the sign of a "true" fan...appriciates the musician no matter what they do...oh wait, that's not what drummerchick's doing...my mistake....
    JxPxon April 22, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think jimmy does a great job on Jesus, I/Mary Star of the Sea. He plays thru the whole song without any pauses.
    corganon December 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt definitely does seem like a Christian song, it seems like alot of people are hesitant to accept that but to each their own and all that.
    TerabyTeon June 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about Billy coming back. He left the the "religion" (Smashing Pumpkins) and a new "religion" (ZWAN) is born.
    lambyon May 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's nothing Christian about this song.
    Billy's old religion is Smashing pumpkin.
    He has taken his cross and started the new religion ZWAN.
    lambyon May 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlamby has an interesting point not sure whether it's right but something to think about. the person who posted this song got lots of the lyrics wrong. It's an obscure old hymn in an antique religious book that Billy bought. The song is awesome - 14 minutes of prog-rock perfection. JxPx i agree with you. I doubt Billy Corgan is a Christian, but if youre that anti-Christian that youd stop listening if he did, youve got problems
    Cherub Rockon May 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJesus I / Mary Star Of The Sea

    jesus, i've taken my cross
    all to leave and follow thee
    jesus, i've taken my cross
    all to leave and follow thee

    i'm destitute, despised, forsaken
    all to leave and follow thee
    and follow thee

    man may trouble to distress me
    to drive my heart to the cross
    yeah, man may trouble to distress me
    to drive this heart to the cross

    i'm resolute, reviled, forsaken
    all to leave and follow thee
    and follow thee

    jesus
    jesus
    jesus
    reborn
    reborn
    reborn
    reborn

    so perish every fond ambition
    god and trouble are all i've known
    yet how rich is my condition
    god and heaven are all my own
    god and heaven are all my own

    rooms full of salt
    fault my pluck
    and a poets charm so far, ever far
    little stars that burn the holes in my soul

    and everything just feels like rain
    the road we're on, the things we crave
    and everything just feels like rain
    the nights i sleep, what's left to dream
    when everything feels like rain

    drift as i dive
    find the deep
    out of reach of all light
    stars, ever far
    listless tides along the changing shore

    and everything just feels like rain
    the road we're on, the things we crave
    and everything just feels like rain
    if i should sleep, what's left to dream
    when everything feels like rain
    Cherub Rockon June 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBilly didn't actually write this song. some parts were taken from a lou reed song and someone else by the name "lyte". Remember, Zwan is not all controlled by Billy, and thats what he likes as opposed the pumpkins where he had almost all creative controll. I think of this song as more of a revolution within yourself, than conforming to a certain religion.
    laughoutloudon June 22, 2003   Link

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