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Tim Chevalier ([personal profile] tim) wrote2013-12-25 10:36 am
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Merry Christmas!

Well, Jesus was a homeless lad
With an unwed mother and an absent dad
And I really don't think he would have gotten that far
If Newt, Pat and Jesse had followed that star
So let's all sing out praises to
That longhaired radical socialist Jew

When Jesus taught the people he
Would never charge a tuition fee
He just took some fishes and some bread
And made up free school lunches instead
So let's all sing out praises to
That long-haired radical socialist Jew

He healed the blind and made them see
He brought the lame folks to their feet
Rich and poor, any time, anywhere
Just pioneering that free health care
So let's all sing out praises to
That longhaired radical socialist Jew

Jesus hung with a low-life crowd
But those working stiffs sure did him proud
Some were murderers, thieves and whores
But at least they didn't do it as legislators
So let's all sing out praises to
That longhaired radical socialist Jew

Jesus lived in troubled times
the religious right was on the rise
Oh what could have saved him from his terrible fate?
Separation of church and state.
So let's all sing out praises to
That longhaired radical socialist Jew

Sometimes I fall into deep despair
When I hear those hypocrites on the air
But every Sunday gives me hope
When pastor, deacon, priest, and pope
Are all singing out their praises to
Some longhaired radical socialist Jew.

They're all singing out their praises to....
Some longhaired radical socialist Jew.

-- Hugh Blumenfeld

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[personal profile] karlht 2013-12-25 07:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Merry kiss-moose to you too, Tim. Just be careful when kissing the moose.

May your midwinter be filled with love, friendship, laughter, and joy. Thank you for being you; you have brought light to my life, and I'm both inspired and grateful.

I hope you are part of wonderful things in 2014.
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[personal profile] onyxlynx 2013-12-26 01:26 am (UTC)(link)
Lovely! Heard it yesterday (?) on the radio, with instructions to insert more current names if the ones in the song didn't make sense. Bwa-hahahahaha.
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[personal profile] megpie71 2013-12-26 02:19 am (UTC)(link)
I think you might like this one: The Rebel Jesus, by Jackson Browne

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 into their homes
As the sky darkens and it freezes
Will be gathered in 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 Saviour
And they pray to him upon the seas
And in every bold endeavour
As they fill his churches with their pride and gold
And their faith in him increases
But they've turned the nature that I worship in
From a temple to a robbers den...
In the words of the rebel Jesus

Oh we guard our homes with locks and guns
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 sieze us
But if any one of us should interfere
In the business of why they are poor
They get the same as the rebel Jesus

But please forgive me if I seem
To take the tone of judgement
For I've no wish to come between
This day and your enjoyment
In this life of hardship and of earthly toil
We have need of 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

On YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEC7d5jbAbo

My copy is on the Chieftain's Christmas album (Bells of Dublin) which also includes such lovelies as the St Stephen's Day Murders (with Elvis Costello).