Dime Store Jesus

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Dime Store Jesus is
Stifling his sneezes
Worn-out waitress
Addressed him with her
Blessings and her sins

I am, you might recall
Your lord & master
No one you'll ever find
Could bless you better

Tent show revivals are
Thumping on their bibles
Gas station seekers
Arrive to hear him speak
And speak The Word

I am, you might recall
Your lord & master
The one you trust to tell
Just what's the matter

Only son
Only son

Dime Store Jesus
Time you leave us

I am the chosen one
Your lord and master

Sidewalk Caesar
Relieved of all his seizures
Renders to Jesus
A dime and nothing more
To catch the bus

There goes, you might recall
Your lord & master
Dime Store Jesus has
Arrived to save us

Only son
Only son

c. 2016 Butch Young BMI


from Mercury Man, track released January 15, 2016
c. 2016 Butch Young BMI

Butch Young: vocals, piano, acoustic guitar, midi horns & strings

Matt Lee: electric guitar & bass

Michael Wachs: drums

Jeffrey Schweitzer: trumpet



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Butch Young Los Angeles, California

Butch Young serves up an idiosyncratic brand of Britpop, alternately exuberant and melancholic, by turns Baroque, Bubblegum and bittersweet. With characters conjured from the biblical, interplanetary, mythological and hallucinatory realms. Featuring principal collaborator Matt Lee on electric guitar and bass. ... more

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