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Jerusalem

This song is by Dan Bern and appears on the EP Dog Boy Van (1996) and on the album Dan Bern (1997).

Original video
When I tell you that I love you
Don't test my love
Accept my love
Don't test my love
'Cause maybe I don't love you all that much

Don't ask what kind of music I'm gonna play tonight
Just stay awhile
Hear for yourself awhile

And if you must put me in a box
Make sure it's a big box
With lots of windows
And a door to walk through
And a nice high chimney

So we can burn, burn, burn
Everything that we don't like
And watch the ashes
Fly up to Heaven
Maybe all the way to India
I'd like that

All the ancient kings came to my door
They said, "Do you want to be an ancient king too?"
I said, "Oh yes, very much
But I think my timing's wrong"

They said, "Time is relative,
Or did you misread Einstien?"

I said, "Do you really mean it?"
They said, "What do you think we come here for
Our goddamn health or something?"


Everybody's waiting for the messiah
The Jews are waiting
Christians are waiting
Also the Muslims
It's like everybody's waiting
They've been waiting a long time
I know how I hate to wait
Like even for a bus or something
An important phone call
So I can imagine
How darned impatient
Everybody must be getting

So I think it's time now
Time to reveal myself
I am the Messiah
I am the Messiah

Yes, I think you heard me right
I am the Messiah
I was gonna wait till next year
Build up the suspense a little
Make it a really big surprise
But I could not resist

It's like when you got a really big secret
And you're just bursting to tell someone
It was sorta like that with this
And now that I've told you
I feel this great weight lifted
Dr. Nusbaum was right
He's my therapist
He said get it out in the open

I spent ten whole days in Jerusalem
Mmm, Jerusalem
Sweet Jerusalem

And all I ate was olives
Nothing but olives
Mountains of olives
It was a good ten days
I like olives
I like you too

So when I tell you that I love you
Don't test my love
Accept my love
Don't test my love
'Cause maybe I don't love you all that much

Written by:

Dan Bern

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