Was there much reaction to “God Is My Friend”? I like it but then I'm Unitarian. Was it too irreverent for some? It reminds me a bit of Dan Bern in that you both are essentially treating Jesus as a character in a song. rather than as, you know, God!
From the song:
I can see god on / a cloud in the sky / on top of the world / watching the world roll by / with a great big grin / and some good cocaine / Jesus by his side / in the pouring rain.
Cause I can believe / in the in-between / what can't be said / and only seen /when you close your eyes / and open your heart / and everything you know / just falls apart.
Well, I have to say that Jesus is my favorite super hero. There's so much information that people have on jesus, you can use his name in a song and already you're saying so much more than just that name. The song immediately becomes a very personal thing for the listener.
The original line in the song is "I can see god with a great big dick" but I changed it to "grin" because i thought that Wal-Mart wouldn't carry the record. They didn't carry it anyways, and I have always regretted changing that line of the song. I find so much more spiritual comfort when I treat god like someone who knows me more intimately than anyone and that i can say anything too, than some judgemental psycopath, and hopefully by the end of the song that sentiment comes through.
I have had people leave in the middle of the song though, because they were so upset, and I just wanted to scream out, 'hey, wait a minute, you're going to miss the pay off here!'
The song ends with this:
And i can believe / what can't be known for sure / the things that might be / the things that never were / and still not know / a thing in the end / and still believe / that god is my friend.
I think “Love is Everywhere” is the best love song I've heard in quite a while. Where did that song com from? Is it based on real people?
From the song:
Soon Yi was a pilot in the nationally known / Amazing ladies of the outer ozone / She didn't have no kids she didn't have no time / She was a woman of her word, she was a fighter of crime / She looked good in a hat, she had a natural way / With tools and no car she went to UCLA.