From the album Playfields of the Mind

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Songwriter: Terry Carolan

A 1990 recording from home studio sessions and available only on the Playfields of the Mind album.

Lyrics

Electric Jesus

On a cold dark stretch of country road
A car moves by, just a little too slow
Guy at the wheel has an un-natural glow
Packin' the word of God
And a change of clothes

Light dome shrouds this city at night
In worldly terms, it's a heavenly sight
It's one more stop on this lonesome trail
Vending the word of God
Under a neon halo

Electric Jesus has come to town
You can find him all around
He will, turn your head just like a merry-go-round
He'll turn your old religion off
Turn a new vision on

It's hard to have faith in a world of pain
Take a look around and see the suffering
Now, God I need somethin' to hold on to
This ancient book of rules
Ain't enough to pull me through

EJ rolls through them dark city streets
He don't need no one to kiss his ass or his feet
He say's now, I'd need a miracle to fill your needs
But I know somehow Babe
I can put your mind at peace

Electric Jesus has come to town
You can find him all around
He will, turn your head just like a merry-go-round
He'll turn your old religion off
Turn a new vision on

Ain't no illusion
No sleight of hand
Yeah we all carry our own key
To the Promised Land
You can spend your lifetime prayin' on your knees
But in the end all that it's worth
Is just what you believe

Signpost says fifty miles to Hell
EJ moved on, he was just as well
Now he say's, some people can see but they might as well be blind
Yeah they just wanna see some shit
Like turnin' water to wine

Electric Jesus has come to town
You can find him all around
He won't slap your hand or lay upon you a crown
He'll turn your old religion off
Turn a new vision on

Electric Jesus has come to town
Electric Jesus has come to town
Electric Jesus has come to town
You can find him all around
All around