Friday, December 3, 2010

Nirvana - Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam

This song, as Kurt points out in the video, was written by the Vaselines. I got to see the Vaselines play in Washington DC this past September. They opened for Teenage Fanclub at the 9:30 Club. Great Show. Of course, they performed this song; people in the audience were shouting out requests for it. The Nirvana cover is quite good, and by covering this song and "Molly's Lips" back in the early 1990's, Nirvana helped introduce the Vaselines to many of us who might never had heard of them otherwise.

What's particularly fun about this song, is how it takes the theme of a traditional Protestant children's song, "Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam" and turns it on its head. The result is something that is filled with yummy sacriliciousness.










Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam
by Nirvana
Jesus don't want me for a sunbeam. 'Cause sunbeams are not made like me.
Don't expect me to cry for all the reasons you had to die. Don't ever ask your
love of me.

Don't expect me to cry.
Don't expect me to lie.
Don't expect me to die for thee.

Jesus don't want me for a sunbeam. 'Cause sunbeams are not made like me.
Don't expect me to cry for all the reasons you had to die. Don't ever ask your
love of me.

Don't expect me to cry.
Don't expect me to lie.
Don't expect me to die for thee.

Jesus don't want me for a sunbeam. 'Cause sunbeams are not made like me.
Don't expect me to cry for all the reasons you had to die. Don't ever ask your
love of me.

Don't expect me to cry.
Don't expect me to lie.
Don't expect me to die.
Don't expect me to cry.
Don't expect me to lie.
Don't expect me to die for thee.

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