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Jesus Was An Only Child - Live

from Paradiso in the Moonlight by Ken Stringfellow



It's daybreak
Or close enough for counting
In seven days you won't remember this
It's comedowns, with overloaded endings
Beats of air that never left your lips

The subtext of summer safety memories
A friendly wave from every passing ship

I grew up as just another capsule in life's slow re-entry, burning up suburban atmosphere

It's business, adding up extinctions
It's everybody's dream to walk thru the fire

Cuz Jesus was an only child like me
And he did things that no one else could see
All alone, evaporating, cut off from his only chances
Died before his real potential there is something strange about this world

Oh, yeah, I was a numbers man
I filled the circles till I passed the exam
I got the -- I got the story if you like it or not
I got a lot to tell, oh yeah I'll tell you a lot

You occupied, you supported the surge
Eyeless in Gaza it's the new Nuremberg
You got two seconds? I'll make you come in third
Oh yeah it's the new Nuremberg oh yeah

They lived here before we came
Dug thru our garbage while we emptied the plains
Unleash the locusts til the sky's going black
Pull up the gangway now there's no going back

Oh, yeah, oh I'll be your numbers man oh I'll be your numbers man….I'll be your ….numbers man

I'm paranoia, and I wear your deceit
I'm the consumer
I'm the blood on the street
I got the taste of religion and the power of sex
You got the income now you need to divest
I'll be your numbers man
Oh I'll be your numbers man

A clean living as a numbers man
oh filthy filthy rich a numbers man

Oh Christ let me run some numbers for you
Oh let me run some numbers for you oh Christ oh let me run some numbers for you cuz baby I am your numbers man


from Paradiso in the Moonlight, released May 5, 2014


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Ken Stringfellow Seattle, Washington

A fixture on the music landscape, indie and otherwise, since the debut of his band The Posies in 1988, Ken Stringfellow has over thirty-five years of experience as a performer, composer, producer, arranger, programmer and more. In addition to his eight albums with the Posies and four solo albums, Ken spent a decade touring and recording with R.E.M and 17 years with Memphis cult band Big Star. ... more

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