Jesusland

Album: Songs For Silverman (2005)
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  • Take a walk
    Out the gate you go and never stop
    Past all the stores and wig shops
    Quarter in a cup for every block
    And watch the buildings grow
    Smaller as you go

    Down the tracks
    Beautiful McMansions on a hill
    That overlook a highway
    With riverboat casinos and you still
    Have yet to see a soul

    Jesusland
    Jesusland

    Town to town
    Broadcast to each house, they drop your name
    But no one knows your face
    Billboards quoting things you'd never say
    You hang your head and pray

    For Jesusland
    Jesusland

    Miles and miles
    And the sun goin' down
    Pulses glow
    From their homes
    You're not alone
    Lights come on
    As you lay your weary head on their lawn

    Parking lots
    Cracked and growing grass you see it all
    From offices to farms
    Crosses flying high above the malls
    A longer walk

    Through Jesusland
    Jesusland Writer/s: BEN FOLDS, BENJAMIN SCOTT FOLDS
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Jack from Massachusetts I'm not really religious, but I think this is good commentary on how ego is more important to some than what they really believe in.
  • Jake from London, United Kingdomlol @ suggestion for more songs about spirituality or religion and reality of this music video.
  • Erika from Topeka, KsThis is Ben Folds, not Ben Folds Five. It's on Songs for Silverman.
  • Joshua from Twin Cities, MnThe title presumably refers to a satirical map of North America that was published online shortly after the 2004 Presidential elections. The map showed those American states carried by Democratic candidate John Kerry as being annexed to Canada and renamed "The United States of Canada," with the remaining states - the ones carried by the winning incumbent George W. Bush - as "Jesusland," referring to the perception that the influence of the Christian right played a major role in Bush's re-election.
  • Lexie from Sydney, Australiai think it has one of the guys from 'little britian' in the film clip. love it.
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