Perhaps the most unusual example of Biblically-themed music that I have come across in my explorations of that intersection…
I love the Residents. They have a vaguely biblically themed album called “The King and I,” which is ostensibly about Elvis but has strong conflations with the gospels.
Very disappointed. I have never heard of them. Plus, after listening to it, I can’t really understand the lyrics. So I went to google to get some lyrics. Saw “Judas Saved”, and thought, how neat. They must have used some sayings in the Gospel of Judas! Not! I hear a voice I hear a voice Calling, calling Calling me
With a voice inside my head He speaks to me and softly says Perfection ends where life begins But it can come back again
I hear a voice I hear a voice Calling, calling Calling me
Then He said if I could hide My faith inside my broken pride He would find complete success Where innocence embraces death
Now it is so clear He must appear To be betrayed So we can be saved No one can see clearly but me I know I must answer the call I know I must answer the call I know I must answer the call I know I must answer the call
Jesus loves me, this I know ‘Cause the Christians told me so Little minds to Him belong Ye are weak but He is strong
Yes, Jesus loves me Yes, Jesus loves me Yes, Jesus loves me The Christians told me
Other than “Perfection ends when life begins”, I think they need to consult with some ANE scholars before they write their songs. And try some diction lessons, so their lyrics are intelligible.
An example of crap packaged in a slick way. Excuse me for my opinion. But this is music?
I thought I might have been too harsh and prudish regarding this. So I checked a few more songs. I think I was correct. Mr. Misery – suppose to be on Jeremiah.