Jesus loves me
But not my wife
Not my nigger friends
Or their nigger lives
But jesus loves me
That's for sure
'Cause the bible tells me so
Read your bible good and well
Don't forget about that apple spell
Don't fall in the wishing well
Wishing for heaven and gettin' hell
Wash behind your eras don't smell
Cover them freckles don't ask don't tell
Kiss your papa but not too long
Hold his hands
Don't do no wrong
Jesus loves me
But not my wife
Not my nigger friends
Or their nigger lives
But jesus loves me
That's for sure
'Cause the bible tells me so
Hush don't cry
Dry them tears
Time'll wash away all them years
Scare or a bruise
Pick and choose
When you're all grown up
You'll have the blues
Life'll give you that wedding ring
Fancy cars and diamond things
You best believe in jesus' way
And never fall asleep forgetting to pray
Jesus loves me
But not my wife
Not my nigger friends
Or their nigger lives
But jesus loves me
That's for sure
'Cause the bible tells me so


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  • +1
    General CommentI listened to this song alot last year around May. Listen to it with the sun shining, you'll feel a noble feeling.
    dingwenon January 11, 2006   Link
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    My OpinionIf you are listening to this song and feel a "noble feeling" or think the writer was relaying any kind of positive message I suggest listening to this song a bit more. While I have no problem with religion I do not believe in anything a human being wrote as being "holy". The Bible was written by men, specifically very prejudiced men. Directions on slave beatings, women being worth less than men and needing to be put in their place, and many other ridiculous things are included in the Bible. I believe that is the direction Cocorosie is heading with in this song. Plainly, Jesus loves me and not you because I am [Insert - White, Straight, a Man, a Christian, a "non-sinner" etc] and you're not.
    aRisingTideon August 17, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis seems like a satire on religion to me
    Duckson January 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTongue in cheek satire is definitely Cocorosies' style.
    emueyeson March 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is quite oviosly about racism in cristianity.
    PostTaleon January 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyone else think this song is a little too obtuse? I'm mean, talk about hitting easy targets. There's nothing innovative or interesting lyrically. Musically, I do tend to like CocoRosie. Contrast this with By Your Side where there are positives brought along with the obvious satire which makes the song much more interesting.
    lostpencilon April 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's hard to see this as straight, acerbic, satire. I agree with the comment above. It sort of has some softer moments like "Don't fall in the wishing well/ Wishing for heaven and gettin' hell" which are good old fashioned snippets of Cocorosie wisdom, arriving in what seems to be mean old satire. Reading good in the bad & bad in the good blurs the classical "black & white" morality that commissions the satire; it's sort of a new, softer, greyer way of songwriting.
    _ellieon June 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentparts of this song are from a hymn, it goes "jesus loves me, this i know, because the bible tells me so".
    dont_panicon November 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like the idea of it being a softer greyer way of songwriting
    backyon November 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^ me too!
    dustybreezeon March 21, 2008   Link

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