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A Simple Prayer

Music & Lyrics by Steve Simpson
All rights reserved/copyright 1992

 

Jose said to Jesus
boy, you really... really messed up!

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Jose said to Jesus
boy, you really... really messed up!

Jose said to Jesus
can't you see what life's all about

Don't give me none of your hippy love shit
I ain't got time for any of that
I gotta park these cars at five bucks an hour
How can I think about love and happiness
love and happiness...
love and happiness...

Jose... can't you see
there's more to life than money?
Jose... set yourself free...
set yourself free...
set yourself free...

Jesus... I think you're crazy!
What'm I gonna eat? Where'm I gonna sleep?
Don't tell me the Lord provides...
that's bullshit!
Five bucks an hour... five mouths to feed

I know that in the past you fed the hungry
but in L.A. man, you don't do it no more!
You don't do it no more!

 

Jose said to Jesus
boy, you really... really fucked up

I gotta park these cars at five bucks an hour
You wanna set me free? Give me some money!

Jesus... please help me...
five bucks an hour... five mouths to feed

Jesus... please help me...
don't give me love, big guy, give me something I need...
give me something I need...
give me something I ...
give me something I ...
give me something I ...
give me something I ...
need...

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Jose said to Jesus
boy, you really... really messed up!

 

 

NOTE: This is one possible version of this song which shall NEVER be recorded... we've been playing it live forever... it changes everytime! We like it that way. If we recorded it... it would lose something. Spontanaity... perhaps... It's a very cool piece anyway. I thought I'd share it with you.

The song is about a truly religious man... who just can't believe anymore... or he tries to tell Jesus that anyway which proves he still does and probably always will... Jesus is pronouned the Spanish/Mexican way... (hay/zoos) The original title was 'A Simple Prayer in L.A.' It got shortened. They all do.

Our own religious beliefs (as a band) are two Athiests (one former Catholic and one former Protestant!), a Christian (quite practicing!) and an Unknown... We run the gamut! There is no offense intended! Please don't leave us 'you will rot in hell' messages...
Steve likes them TOO MUCH!

 

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