Friday, September 12, 2008

I don't know how to love him

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Words and music by
From the album JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (1970)

I'm listening to an instrumental version of this on BBC Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night, hosted by Paul Gambuccini. It struck me that it perfectly describes Jesus' tendency to turn lives upside down in a way that only a fool would describe as warm and fuzzy.

I don't know how to love him
What to do, how to move him
I've been changed, yes really changed
In these past few days when I've seen myself
I seem like someone else

I don't know how to take this
I don't see why he moves me
He's a man, he's just a man
And I've had so many men before
In very many ways
He's just one more

Should I bring him down
Should I scream and shout
Should I speak of love
Let my feelings out?
I never thought I'd come to this
What's it all about?

Don't you think it's rather funny
I should be in this position?
I'm the one who's always been
So calm, so cool, no lover's fool
Running every show
He scares me so

Yet if he said he loved me
I'd be lost, I'd be frightened
I couldn't cope, just couldn't cope
I'd turn my head, I'd back away
I wouldn't want to know

He scares me so
I want him so
I love him so

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, very interesting post, greetings from Greece!