Jenny Lewis, with her Grand Ol’ Opera Americana voice, is delivering theology on Late Night With David Letterman. Not since the Crash Test Dummies, has a song writer been so very wry (and effective) about delivering thoughts on God and the nature of man. For instance, check out Jenny’s song, Born Secular:
Born Secular I was born secular and inconsolable. I heard that he walked, he walked the earth. God goes where he wants. And who knows where he is not. Not in me. It's the way mothers greet their sons when it's a moment too late. It's the law of the land. That sometimes the dam just breaks. God works in mysterious ways. And god gives and then he takes. From me.
Rise up with fists What are you changing? Who do you think you're changing? You can't change things. We're all stuck in our ways. It's like trying to clean the ocean. What do you think, you can drain it? Well, it was poison and dry Long before you came. But you can wake up younger under the knife; And you can wake up sounder if you get analyzed. And I'd better wake up. There but for the grace of God go I. It's hard to believe your prophets when they're asking you to change things. But with their suspect lives, we look the other way. Are you really that pure, sir? Thought I saw you in Vegas. It was not pretty, but she was (not your wife). But she will wake up wealthy, and you will wake up forty-five. And she will wake up with baby. There but for the grace of God go I. What am I fighting for? The cops are at my front door. I can't escape that way, the windows are in flames. And what's that on your ankle? You say they're not coming for you, but house arrest is really just the same. (just the same) Like when you wake up behind the bar, trying to remember where you are, having crushed all the pretty things. There but for the grace of God go I. But I still believe. And I will rise up with fists. And I will take what's mine. (mine, mine, mine) There but for the grace of God go I. There but for the grace of God go I. There but for the grace of God go I. There but for the grace of God go I.
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