"Kiss Me, Son Of God" as written by and John S./flansburgh Linnell....
I built a little empire out of some crazy garbage
Called the blood of the exploited working class
But they've overcome their shyness
Now they're calling me Your Highness
And a world screams, "Kiss me, Son of God"

I destroyed a bond of friendship and respect
Between the only people left who'd even look me in the eye
Now I laugh and make a fortune
Off the same ones that I tortured
And a world screams, "Kiss me, Son of God"

I look like Jesus, so they say
But Mr. Jesus is very far away
Now you're the only one here who can tell me if it's true
That you love me and I love me

I built a little empire out of some crazy garbage
Called the blood of the exploited working class
But they've overcome their shyness
Now they're calling me Your Highness
And a world screams, "Kiss me, Son of God"
Yes a world screams, "Kiss me, Son of God"


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"Kiss Me, Son of God" as written by John Linnell John Flansburgh

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    General CommentWhile I'm all in favour of intelligent debates talking about the problem with mainstream religions, I think this song is more specifically about an individual with power, whether it be religious or political (JFK was revered as a "man of God", but was not a priest). This person is loving the power he has, and is building his empire (possibly profits) from the hard work of those beneath him.

    By the way, the song was written years before GWB was in office. It was on the album Lincoln, which was released in 1989, which I think was shortly before Dubya's Daddy took office, so the song was likely written when Regan (RIP) was in charge.
    UglinessManon January 10, 2005   Link

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