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Property Of Jesus

This song is by Sinéad O'Connor and appears on the compilation Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan (2012).

Go ahead and talk about him
Because he makes you doubt
Because he has denied himself
The things that you can't live without

Laugh at him behind his back
Just like the others do
Remind him of what he used to be
When he comes walkin' through

He's the property of Jesus
Resent him to the bone
You got something better
You've got a heart of stone

Stop your conversation
When he passes on the street
Hope he falls upon himself
Oh, won't that be sweet?

Because he can't be exploited
By superstition anymore
Because he can't be bribed or bought
By the things that you adore

He's the property of Jesus
Resent him to the bone
You got something better
You've got a heart of stone

When the whip that's keeping you in line
Doesn't make him jump
Say, he's hard of hearin'
Say that he's a chump

Say, he's out of step with reality
As you try to test his nerve
Because he doesn't pay no tribute
To the king that you serve

He's the property of Jesus
Resent him to the bone
You got something better
You've got a heart of stone

Say that he's a loser
'Cause he got no common sense
Because he don't increase his worth
At someone else's expense

Because he's not afraid of trying
'Cause he don't look at you and smile
'Cause he doesn't tell you jokes or fairy tales
Say, he's got no style

He's the property of Jesus
Resent him to the bone
You got something better
You've got a heart of stone

You can laugh at salvation
You can play Olympic games
You think that when you rest at last
You'll go back from where you came

But you've picked up quite a story
And you've changed since the womb
What happened to the real you
You've been captured but by whom?

He's the property of Jesus
Resent him to the bone
You got something better
You've got a heart of stone

Credits

Written by:

Bob Dylan

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