"Mrs. Jesus" as written by and Tori Ellen Amos....
Life lines and suicide crimes --
He found me in a state
Grabbed my purse and hitched a ride
With a Mrs. Jesus "how you been"
I've been cruisin' a good invention
But in some ways
I don't think it gets any easier
Your walking on the water
Bit by far my favorite one,
But now it seems we're drowning
In a drop of water love
And even as I'm climbing up the stairs
I know there's heaven there
And then empty arms that comes
With the morning star
Well, made my bed of
Cut roses by understanding
That the cause
It just comes first
With my Mrs. Jesus
The gospel changes meaning
If you follow John or Paul
And could you ever let it be
The Mary of it all
And even as I'm climbing up the stairs
Well, life lines and suicide crimes
There's the something every day
And there's someone always paging
My Mrs. Jesus
Your walking on the water
So if you get the Jones at the crossroad
The personals are great
If you're my way
Let me love you Mrs. Jesus

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"Mrs. Jesus" as written by Tori Ellen Amos

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    General CommentI actually really like this song, as atypical as it may be among her old songs. It's the female, the nurturing Jesus figure, more in touch with Earth and its people and all its nuances than any man Jesus could be.
    j3ebruleson June 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYou could be right. But I've read up on a lot of Tori's book and it seems to me this song is about Mary Magdanlene.
    dedgrrlsdanceon April 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe Gospel changes
    meaning if you follow JOHN or PAUL
    and could you ever LET IT BE
    the Mary of it all

    I can't help but think that's referencing the Beatles. :'(
    shedontcareon August 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI was thinking exactly the same as shedontcare... I'd say it might be reference to the Beatles... not sure though,,,
    luplikon April 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti like the reference to led zeppelin's "stairway to heaven" too... "I'm climbing up the stairs/I know there's heaven there..."
    birdcansingon May 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe gospel changes meaning.. is obviously referring to how fragile religion really is, and how there is little consistency within it.

    This feminine Jesus figure embodies a sense of peace and escape for scarlet, and is very in tune with mother nature. Quite opposite to the hostile patriarch in 'Pankcake', Mrs. Jesus is almost seductive in his understanding of the world.
    abey85on August 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song in its own right, and never realized the possible Beatles/Zeppelin references, but I love them! To add to the Beatles, their song 'Let It Be' does reference "mother Mary", making the connection even more suspicious.
    wanderloveon September 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentInteresting reference with the Morning Star, i.e. Lucifer. Not sure what that means within the song. But I'm certain the song's about Mary Magdalene.
    Yubi Shineson December 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentperhaps the reference to the Morning star is the actual coming of morning or a new day since the "morning star" heralds a new day.
    sputnikoion May 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the John or Paul reference, refers to biblical literature written by both. The Gospel of John and then the Pauline letters (my dad's a preacher too, and I had to go to Xian school). I think the basic gist of this line is that different parts of the bible ("Gospel") were written by different men who had different agendas. There is, in the Nag Hammadi (lost biblical books) a book entitled "The Gospel of Mary Magdalene", and I think the other comments are correct that this book is about Mary Magdalene (there are those who believe that she and Jesus were married, hence "Mrs. Jesus"). In this book, Mary Magdalene is considered the most beloved by Jesus.

    Of course, I could be completely wrong, and it is a reference to the Beatles.

    Artemistryon March 04, 2010   Link

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