Wednesday, May 28, 2008

John Boy John

John, boy John,
You were hot as fire,
When the disciples,
were on the hire,
But, you lost your head over Jesus,
You lost your head over Jesus.

Up to your neck in water,
when "HE" came along,
Following "HIS" words,
trying to sing "HIS" song,
The words you said over Jesus.

"HE" broke your bread,
and spread "HIS" word,
But "HIS" voice was weak,
and could not be heard,
And the 12 were fed over Jesus.

On the water "HE" said, "Come follow me,
I'll make it calm on an angry sea."
The skies turned red over Jesus.

John, boy John,
What is your alibi,
If you were somewhere else,
then you won't have to die,
But you prayed, and bled over Jesus.

Jesus Christ,
we remember what you said,
And John, we forgot you,
Soon after you're dead,
Now you’ve lost your head over Jesus.

John, boy John,
You were hot as fire,
When the disciples,
were on the hire,
But you lost your head over Jesus,
You lost your head over Jesus.

...and now some explaination (just for Rusty)......

This is from a musical I wrote in the mid-70's. Politics, religion, food, etc. All kinds of topics. The main characters were "The Lover", "The General", "The Kid", "Roadrunner", and "Gramps". The same characters from Significant Students. This was about the time of stadium shows started happening and religious television was taking off.
Just a different point of view on the things that affect/effect us.

2 comments:

Rus Wornom said...

And Rusty appreciates it! Sounds like "Superstar" meets "Our Town" by way of "Hair!"

nimrodstudios said...

Growing up in a southern white baptist town with no answers