Drop Kick Me Jesus (Through The Goalposts Of Life)

Album: The Winner and Other Losers (1976)

Songfacts®:

  • Written by Memphis-born country songwriter Paul Craft, this tune envisions Jesus as a divine football player who can send the narrator soaring past the temptations in life with a heavenly drop kick. Not everyone was willing to accept Jesus in this rough-and-tumble role. Craft explained on his website: "When I wrote 'Dropkick Me Jesus' I figured everybody knew about songs like 'I'm Using My Bible For A Roadmap' and 'We Need A Lot More Jesus (And A Lot Less Rock And Roll)' and would appreciate what I had accomplished with my song. Well, my mother didn't, for one. She just KNEW there was something wrong with a song that had 'kick' and 'Jesus' that close together in the title. And she wasn't alone. But Elvis Costello and Bill Clinton understand it and like it."
  • This peaked at #17 on the US country chart and at #18 on Canada's country chart.

Comments: 1

  • Largojuan from New MexicoThe Watermelon Mountain Jug Band, of Albuquerque did drop kick me originally. Plus it was on an LP. already. Then all the sudden it's recorded by Mr Bare. The original was written by Jeff Bouroughs.
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