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| Jesus is for Losers                                      |
| by: Steve Taylor                                         |
| CD: Squint                                               |
| by: Steve Taylor                                         |
| from: staylor@forpresident.com (Matthew D. Prins)        |
| copyright: (C) Warner Alliance Music/Soylent Tunes ASCAP |
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Vamp 1 (4x):
  Fm7	           Db2        Ab/C     Db2
[ /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / ][ /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / ]  

         Fm  
If I was driven
       Bb            Fm     Ab/Eb 
Driven ahead by some noble ideal
             Bb/D   Db  
Who took the wheel?
C        Fm
If I was given
        Bb              Fm       Ab/Eb 
Given a glimpse of some glorious road
            C/E
When was it sold?
Bb/D
So caught up in the chase
C7/E
I keep forgetting my place

Chorus:
Fm7       Bb7
Just as I am
     Db               Fm
I am stiff-necked and proud
Bb/D
Jesus is for losers
C7/E
Why do I still play to the crowd?
Fm7       Bb7
Just as I am
         Db       Fm
Pass the compass, please
Bb/D
Jesus is for losers
C7/E
I'm off about a hundred degrees

VAMP 1 (4x)

If I was groping
Groping around for some ladder to fame
I am ashamed
If I was hoping
Hoping respect would make a sturdy footstool
I am a fool
Bone-weary every climb
Blindsided every time

Chorus:
Just as I am
I am needy and dry
Jesus is for losers
The self-made need not apply
Just as I am 
In a desert crawl
Lord, I'm so thirsty
Take me to the waterfall

VAMP 1 (4x)

And if you're certain
Certain your life is some cosmic mistake
Why do you shake?
And if you're certain
Certain that faith is some know-nothing mask
Why do you still ask?
They don't grade here on a curve
We both know what we deserve

Chorus:
Just as you are
Just a wretch like me
Jesus is for losers
Grace from the blood of a tree
Just as we are
At a total loss
Jesus is for losers
Broken at the foot of the cross
Just as I am
Pass the compass, please
Jesus is for losers
I'm off about a hundred degrees
Just as I am 
In a desert crawl
Lord, I'm so thirsty
Take me to the waterfall

VAMP 1 (4x)

This is a lot easier if you capo one fret
and transpose down a half step.

Comments about this tab

gsus_freak7 - 2005-03-17

IS THIS A CHRISTIAN SONG?


volvoguy - 2005-12-06

Most definitely a Christian song. I consider it akin to the verse about Jesus not coming to heal the well, but the sick. The song basically implies that Jesus is for losers, and that he is himself a loser.

The title is a bit for shock value though, I'll agree. I worked at a Christian bookstore at the time of this album's release and had more than one person ask why we were selling an album with a song called "Jesus is for losers". I guess you just have to know Steve Taylor, who always seemed to use controversy to bring certain subjects to light. Another example would be, "I blew up the clinic real good" - which of course doesn't suggest people should bomb abortion clinics, but just the opposite.


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