Jesus Was A Capricorn
Kris Kristofferson Lyrics


Jesus was a Capricorn
He ate organic food
He believed in love and peace
And never wore no shoes

Long hair, beard and sandals
And a funky bunch of friends
Reckon we'd just nail him up
If he came down again
'Cause everybody's gotta have somebody to look down on
Who they can feel better than at any time they please
Someone doin' somethin' dirty decent folks can frown on
If you can't find nobody else, then help yourself to me

Eggheads cussing rednecks cussing
Hippies for their hair
Others laugh at straights who laugh at
Freaks who laugh at squares

Some folks hate the Whites
Who hate the Blacks who hate the Klan
Most of us hate anything that
We don't understand

'Cause everybody's gotta have somebody to look down on
Who they can feel better than at any time they please
Someone doin' somethin' dirty decent folks can frown on
If you can't find nobody else, then help yourself to me

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Written by: KRIS KRISTOFFERSON

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Buddy Rogers

The most significant thing I got out of this song when it was first released way back in the day was wondering "Who the hell is John Prine?" Within a couple of weeks, "Diamonds In The Rough" in hand - Prine's second album which was not easy to find - Prine not being a household name nor one who received radio air-play up in New York - I knew I'd experienced the same thing Kris wrote in the liner notes about being dragged down to a club in Chicago late at night after he played his own show, to hear Prine play. Long story short, he really didn't want to be dragged down there. The club was closing up, only a few people were there and they asked Prine to play. Prine played a few original numbers and Kris's reaction? {This is from memory 47 years ago 'cause I can't find liner notes on-line} was 3 words: "We was floored".
Boy, was he ever right! I wore out that 8-Track tape from playing it so much.


When "Everybody" played, it explained the subtitle of this song:


"Everybody" - John Prine

While out sailing on the ocean
While out sailing on the sea
I bumped into the Savior
And He said pardon me
I said "Jesus you look tired"
He said "Jesus so do you,
Won't you sit down son
'Cause I got some fat to chew"

[Chorus:]
Everybody needs somebody that they can talk to
Someone to open up their ears
And let that trouble through
Now you don't have to sympathize
Or care what they may do
But everybody needs somebody that they can talk to

Well he spoke to me of morality
Starvation, pain and sin
Matter of fact the whole dang time
I only got a few words in
But I won't squawk
Let 'em talk
Hell it's been a long long time
And any friend that's been turned down
Is bound to be a friend of mine

[Chorus]

Now we sat there for an hour or two
Just eatin' that Gospel pie
When around the bend come a terrible wind
And lightning lit the sky
He said so long son I gotta run
I appreciate you listening to me
And I believe I heard him sing these words
As he skipped out across the sea


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaZeFIbYxr0



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makemeanxious

Brittany and Sarah brought me here

Hollyn Berard

Same same same.

Samuel Vargas

HappyDissappointment me too!! Omg 😂

Lily Zuber

Lmao every time I rewatch that video I come back here

makemeanxious

Zachary Chapovalov YASSS

Shady 596x

makemeanxious who are they?

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Peggy Williams

1990, my child was in a coma, hit by a car. I (can't sing a lick) sang this in her ear for months. When she awoke, her only memory was "Was Jesus A Capricorn"? Thank you, Chris. You are truly a poet.

Herbert Humper

One of the most under-rated talents in American history. He was good at everything he tried, from singing/songwriting to acting and football. Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, helicopter pilot in the Army, etc., etc.,-- A true American Renaissance man, a la Teddy Roosevelt. Not too many left like him, these days...

DC2Ams

@Richard G. Combs How can you hate his politics and love his music, his music was INFUSED with politics.

Richard G. Combs

@boston bault No, I'm libertarian -- neither left nor right. See https://www.theadvocates.org/

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