The Great Rip-Off ?

Jesus Christ …
and the great rip-off.

It was Judas…that Zealot
of rebellion, the policeman,
the soldier, the politician,
and them preachers of religion,
who put Jesus Christ
in His grave.

Jesus Christ was a man
who traveled through the land.
A hard working man,
wholly true, and brave.
He said to the rich,
“Give your goods to the poor.”
So they laid Jesus Christ
in His grave.

Yes, Jesus was a man,
a carpenter by trade.
His followers true and brave.
He went to the preacher,
He went to the sheriff,
told them all the same,
“Sell all of your jewelry
and give it to the poor.”
So they laid Jesus Christ
in His grave.

When Jesus come to town,
all the working folks around
believed what he did say.
So the bankers,
and them preachers,
they nailed Him on the cross,
and they laid Jesus Christ
in his grave.

The working people
followed him around
singing and shouting,
“The Messiah has come to town.
Emanuel himself is here.”
But the cops and the soldiers
nailed him in the air.
Then they laid Jesus Christ
in his grave.

Well the people
held their breath
when they heard
about is His death.
Everybody wondered why.
It was the cops
and the soldiers
that the Landlords hired
to nail Jesus Christ
up in the sky.

This song was made
in New York City,
of business men,
hustlers, and slaves.
If Jesus was to preach today
like He preached in Galilee,
they, or the C.I.A.,
would lay Jesus Christ
in His grave.

Yes, Jesus was a man,
and a carpenter by trade.
His followers true and brave.
A two faced double dealer,
called Judas Iscariot,
laid poor Jesus in His grave.

But he didn’t stay there long.
Just three days.
So you bankers and landlords,
you cops, and you soldiers,
better stop your low down ways
and learn to righteously behave.

Salt upon the Earth,
or toxin given birth ?
Do yourself The Favour,
become that special flavour.
Keeping it sweet
with the ever lovin’ Saviour.
And He will raise you
from your grave.

To be wholly true,
to be be resolutely brave
the time is high,
in fact it’s nigh,
to start the journey.
To get absolutely
and radically saved.

~ david redpath ripped this
song off Woody Guthrie.

PhotoArt: david redpath

Artwork ~ ‘Survey No.1’
… by david redpath © 2017

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