After extolling the power of love
" and letting us know it's hip to be square
, Huey Lewis & the News hit us with this "Jacob's Ladder," a song about a dancer being pursued by a fat man offering salvation. His offer is tempting, but she rejects it, telling him, "All I want from tomorrow is to get it better than today."
Rockers have a history of taking on religious evangelists
, often naming them. This one doesn't name any names, but could apply to any preacher who preys on the desperate, looking not to improve their spiritual well being, but to get what's left of their money.