Sunday, May 22, 2011

Two versions of "Jesus"

Which version of Michael Knott's
"Jesus" do you like the best?
>>The first is from his "Fluid" album, and comes in the context of a story; a girl crying out to Jesus from a car crash.. (academic paper: Investigating the Fluid album, by Aaron Taylor).  Here the official title is  "Tonight"..


>>A bit later the song was greatly rocked up, and lyric-ed up for the "Aunty Bettys" project...studio version and concert video.below.

1)"Tonight" ("Jesus") by Michael Knott (Fluid album)

TONIGHT

Jesus wont you take me in your arms tonight,
Jesus won't you save me from harm tonight?
I didn't know,
I didn't know which road was
wrong,
Which road was right
 
Jesus wont you save me from this blaming voice tonight,
Jesus wont you forgive me of my losing choice tonight?
Did I know, did I know
Which road was wrong, which road was right?
Did I know which road?


2)Jesus"  by Aunt Betty's Ford (Michael Knott)l

Jesus, won't you help me find my way
Won't you send me some money in the mail
Jesus, won't you let me drink one more
It helps me to ignore how much I have failed

I'm gettin' sick
gettin' ill
gettin' tired
gettin' fired
I'm gettin' killed
I'm gettin' chilled
I'm gettin' crazy

I'm gettin' lazy
I'm gettin' screwed
I'm gettin' used
I'm gettin' kicked
I'm gettin' tricked
I'm gettin' out

gettin' out
gettin' out
gettin' out

I'm gettin' ... high
I'm gettin' ... high

Jesus, I could keep my family
if You could just send me some money in the mail
Jesus, I don't mean to complain
but it gets cold, it gets lonely inside a cell

I'm gettin' sick
I'm gettin' ill
I'm gettin' tired
of gettin' fired
I'm gettin' killed
I'm gettin' chilled
I'm gettin' crazy
I'm gettin' lazy
I'm gettin' screwed
I'm gettin' used
I'm gettin' kicked
I'm gettin' tricked
I'm gettin' out
gettin' out
gettin' out
gettin' out

I'm gettin' ... high
I'm gettin' ... high

high, gettin' high
whoa-whoa-whoa
high, gettin' high

I'm gettin' sick
I'm gettin' ill
I'm gettin' tired
I'm gettin' fired
I'm gettin' killed
I'm gettin' chilled
I'm gettin' lazy
I'm gettin' crazy
I'm gettin' screwed
I'm gettin' used
I'm gettin' kicked
I'm gettin' tricked
I'm gettin' out
gettin' out
gettin' out
gettin' out ...

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