Born Again

Album: saintmotelevision (2017)
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  • Saint Motel lead singer A/J Jackson goes into preacher mode on this track:

    Yeah, I cleaned up and found Jesus
    And he's waiting at the door
    Now here's a leaflet, try to read it
    You have always been a friend

    The song is about a childhood friend of Jackson's who was sent away to find God. He came back "born again," and wasn't allowed to have any contact with A/J, who was presumably a bad influence. Reconnecting with him years later inspired Jackson to write the song.
  • In an interview with Live Nation, Jackson said: "I think the idea of getting born again is ridiculous, but it's also hopeful, which I think is good. The song rides both sides; it's not taking a stand, it's more like a perfect dichotomy. At one point in your life it's a great idea and the second you think about it, it becomes a horrible idea."
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