Jesus Is Just Alright

Album: Toulouse Street (1972)
Charted: 35
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    Jesus is just alright with me
    Jesus is just alright, oh yeah
    Jesus is just alright with me
    Jesus is just alright

    I don't care what they may say
    I don't care what they may do
    I don't care what they may say
    Jesus is just alright, oh yeah
    Jesus is just alright

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    Jesus is just alright with me
    Jesus is just alright, oh yeah
    Jesus is just alright with me
    Jesus is just alright

    I don't care what they may know
    I don't care where they may go
    I don't care where they may go
    Jesus is just alright, oh yeah!

    Jesus, he's my friend
    I said Jesus, he's my friend
    He took me by the hand
    He let me far from this land
    Jesus, he's my friend!

    Jesus is just alright with me
    Jesus is just alright, oh yeah
    Jesus is just alright with me
    Jesus is just alright

    I don't care what they may say
    I don't care what they may do
    I don't care what they may say
    Jesus is just alright, oh yeah Writer/s: ARTHUR REYNOLDS
    Publisher: MUSIC SALES CORPORATION, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 8

  • Tommy Lee Robinson from TexasThe Byrds rock.
  • Armin from Dallas/fort WorthThis song and Bob Dylan prove that gospel can rock with the best of them.
  • Linda from West VirginiaI love the beat on this song, although I always thought it was Carlos Santana who played the guitar for it!
  • Robin from MontanaI always thought whoever sang this MEANT it. Imagine my shock. Just kidding. I was very young, I had just graduated from high school in 72, so I was a free bird. I also was very spiritual and considered, as I do now, Jesus IS my friend and Savior. Not sorry. I have memorized almost every Doobie brothers song. Today I drove around town with it blaring from my car.
  • Thomas from Finger Lakes New YorkI always thought this song was about having a lukewarm feeling for Jesus....you know, he's just alright. And the "Jesus, he's my friend" part was meant as sarcasm. But researching it a little bit leads me to believe I could've been completely wrong all this time..... I'm so ashamed.
  • Bill from UsAnd of course The Doobie Brothers version is the one that inspired Millie's version on the piano, at the party on Freaks and Geeks!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 10th 1972 "Jesus Is Just Alright"* by the Doobie Brothers entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #97; and 11 weeks later on February 18th, 1973 it peaked at #35 {for 1 week} and that would also be its last week on the Top 100...
    Their next release, "Long Train Running'", would be their first of five Top 10 records, it would reach #8...
    * During the year of 1972 two other records with 'Jesus' in their title would make the Top 100; "Me and Jesus" by Tom T. Hall would peak at #98 and "Jesus Was A Capricorn" by Kris Kristofferson would reached #91.
  • Robert from Kc, KsI wonder if the song was in response to John Lennon saying "Jesus is alright" in the interview where he said the Beatles were popular than Jesus.
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