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Your Jesus Don’t Ride the Subway

 

Kid beggar husslin, wearin granddaddy’s clothe

Two sizes too big, Aunt Hazel chiv him outta home

Hey Louis-wearin honey, can you spare me some bone?

I’ll pay it back some day, baby, don’t think this ain’t some loan

If you came here for answers, I’ll tell you one for free

Your Jesus ain’t around here, and he ain’t lookin for you and me

Your soul belongs to Chinatown

Your heart belongs to me

Jesus don’t ride the Subway, cos he’s fucking St Marie

Sly walkin red fox lookin’ so street n cute

With a knife in her pocket and a small nine in her boot

She purrs for free: I ain’t got time to worry bout my luck

The nights are bright, the men are hard, I’m down to

Turn that buck

Drunk soldier rides the Uptown, carriage is dirty and dark.

Army ant hasn’t memories ‘fore he chased the poor boy’s hark

When he steps onto the tracks and his body turns to dust

On Stan Bazan the cleanup-man did Cap’n leave his mark.

Baby in a cheap suit faking all of that fame

Take the train to Broadway baby, they’re gonna know your name!

Lie on the seat honey chile, this is how we play the game

Sorry you’re not what we need today, but I’m really glad I came.

If you come to this town for answers, let me tell you one for free

Jesus ain’t around here, and he ain’t lookin for you and me

The devil’s the conductor and the angels sell the coke

Rancid is the punchline to all your stupid jokes

When Jesus starts listening, you know the Devil spoke

But he don’t ride the subway, cos Jesus ain’t that broke.

Greasy two dime thugs slink down Mulberry bend

Right hand takes the wafer, left hand pops his friend

Blow, dames, gatt, drink, St Peter’s gifts we’ll send

When you’re floatin down East River, you can’t rewrite that end

Harlem goblin rain pours till the city feel that soak

Bow to big rat beside you, and ask him for a toke

Pull that sewer rabbit out clean, so we all can see the hoax

I’d try to eat my bagel, but I know I’ll probably choke

If you walk these tunnels for answers, let me tell you one for free

Jesus ain’t around here,

He’s feeling up Miss Liberty.