Jesus was a talker
Out of place New Yorker
Hung out on the boulevard
Sellin' nickel candies
Saving all his quarters
Bought himself a cheap guitar
Started playing' bars
The kids came in their cars
You'd hear them shouting at the stage

Jesus saves
Jesus saves

Jesus started changin'
Things got really strange
He saw his tee shirts everywhere
Started missing shows
The band came down to blows
But Jesus He no longer cared

Things got out of hand
And so he quit the band
But still the critics they would rave


Her him cut through the night
On your late night radio waves

So the dice were cast
Today became the past
And Jesus He just disappeared
Headed for New York
Or so his label thought
And there he gave away the years

Last seen drinking wine
Beneath a flashing sign
Promising salvation to strays


Her Him cut through the night
On your late night radio waves

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Jesus Saves Lyrics as written by Jon Oliva Paul F. O'neill

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Capitol CMG Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    there's a bit that comes before it, spoken: [Intro to Jesus saves spoken by the bum] Hey, man, got a quarter? You ain't got nothin' that's ok man, that's ok. God bless you anyway. Here, I hope I didn't scare you or nothing like that. I, I ain't no bum or nothing like that. Yeah, I I use to live uptown once once before too you know. No, no, I did I did really. Use to come down here and look at all the characters. Never thought I'd be one of them though. Characters, man a lot of characters. He he, you got a minute, you got a minute, let me tell you a story about this friend of mine. D.T. Jesus use to stand for Down Town Jesus. He use to sell drugs and stuff down there, and they called him- that's why we use to call him DeTox. He was one character, one character that made it outa here. Let me tell you about him.
    SMUSER17069464on June 10, 2006   Link
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    It really doesn't make sense without that intro.
    Zughiaqon March 24, 2007   Link
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    General Comment
    maybe the live version does not have that intro, because i don't have it here. :/
    dooothyon October 28, 2007   Link
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    It brings DT 'downtown/detox' Jesus the main character into the story. tells how he was a drug dealer then rose to fame a s a musician, then fell left the industry
    Alitareon March 07, 2008   Link
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    eyes of truthon December 30, 2008   Link

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