New Test Leper Lyrics

by REM

I can't say that I love Jesus
That would be a hollow claim
He did make some observations
And I'm quoting them today

'Judge not lest ye be judged'
What a beautiful refrain
The studio audience disagrees
Have His lambs all gone astray?

Call me a leper
Call me a leper
Call me a leper

'You are lost and disillusioned'
What an awful thing to say
I know this show doesn't flatter
It means nothing to me

I thought I might help them understand
What an ugly thing to see
'I am not an animal'
Subtitled under the screen

Call me a leper
Call me a leper
Call me a leper

When I tried to tell my story
They cut me off to take a break
I sat silent 5 commercials
I had nothing left to say

Talk show host was index-carded
All organized and blank
The other guests were scared and hardened
What a sad parade, what a sad parade

Call me a leper
Call me a leper
Call me a leper