Well Jesus Christ was an only child
He went down to the river
And he drank and smiled

And his dad was oh-so-mad
Should have insured that planet
Before it crashed

Working real hard to make internet cash
Work your fingers to the bone sitting on your ass

I know now what I knew then
But I didn't know then what I know now

Penny found out as her hair was styled
Well you should hide you kids
While the dogs run wild

Jesus Christ was an only child
He went down to the river
And he drank and smiled
And his dad was oh-so-mad
Should have killed that little fucker
Before he even had

Well Jesus Christ was an only child
He went down to the river
And he drank and smiled

And his dad was oh-so-mad
Should have insured that planet
Before it crashed

Working real hard to make internet cash
Work your fingers to the bone sitting on your ass

Penny found out as her hair was styled
Well you should hide you kids
While the dogs run wild

I know now what I knew then
But I didn't know then what I know now

Well I know now what I knew then, yeah
I know now what I knew then, yeah
I know now what I knew then
But I didn't know then what I know now


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Jesus Christ Was an Only Child Lyrics as written by Isaac Brock

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  • +7
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    it is modest mouse thats what it is

    Dishwasheron April 11, 2003   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    this song depicts the demise of religion in a purely technological society. What's the point of religion if people are too busy trying to get rich quick and shit like that. It's a really clever song if you get the lyrics.

    AmyLizKon June 05, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    Just to let you know, If he knew nothing about what was going to happen before it happened, and he knows now what he knew then, he knows nothing...

    hope thats not confusing...

    Dragon1629on May 16, 2005   Link
  • +3
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    I haven't yet read all the comments, so if I'm repeating any ideas, my apologies.

    Has anyone noticed how he talks about dogs running wild, like in Wild Packs of Family Dogs? I think maybe Penny is Isaac's mom or something, because in Wild Packs, he talks about how his family, little by little, got sucked into the religion by the Wild Dogs (preachers, etc.). So I guess, maybe, this means she regrets it (you should hide your kids while the dogs run wild).

    El_Loboon April 07, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    "Penny found out as her hair was styled You should hide you kids While the dogs run wild" simply put; watch your kids. Even your perfect only child (Jesus) could turn out sour.

    myrdason February 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    what the hell is that weird noise in the back that sounds kind of like donald duck?

    dancingbearson March 09, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Modest Mouse rules!

    bulldogof82on August 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I couldn't really understand the lyrics, but it's a really catchy song

    mulmoon July 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    It's river fowl.

    JohnKoon April 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    duck noise = kazoo, possibly?

    tactforwiton June 18, 2003   Link

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