Rebel Jesus

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    Jackson Browne
    W/ The Chieftans - Bells of Dublin

    I have given this CD away many many many times. The whole thing is good but this Jackson Browne cut is the one that gets me.

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    Open this MP3 cut in a new window or tab and ALT/Tab back to follow the lyrics.

    All the streets are filled with laughter and light
    And the music of the season
    And the merchants' windows are all bright
    With the faces of the children
    And the families hurrying to their homes
    As the sky darkens and freezes
    Will be gathering around the hearths and tables
    Giving thanks for God's graces
    And the birth of the rebel Jesus


    Well they call him by 'the Prince of Peace'
    And they call him by 'the Savior'
    And they pray to him upon the seas
    And in every bold endeavor
    And they fill his churches with their pride and gold
    As their faith in him increases
    But they've turned the nature that I worship in
    From a temple to a robber's den
    In the words of the rebel Jesus


    We guard our world with locks and gun
    And we guard our fine possessions
    And once a year when Christmas comes
    We give to our relations
    And perhaps we give a little to the poor
    If the generosity should seize us
    But if any one of us should interfere
    In the business of why there are poor
    They get the same as the rebel Jesus


    But pardon me if I have seemed
    To take the tone of judgement
    For I've no wish to come between
    This day and your enjoyment
    In a life of hardship and of earthly toil
    We have need for anything that frees us
    So I bid you pleasure And I bid you cheer
    From a heathen and a pagan
    On the side of the rebel Jesus

    I bid you good cheer no matter how you celebrate.

    I AM
     
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    I am just a poor reporter of the obvious. The brilliance is in those that are able to comprehend.

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