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When Jesus Came to Play Lyrics

from Catfish Rising

"When Jesus Came to Play" is track #12 on the album Catfish Rising. It was written by Ian Anderson.
"When Jesus Came to Play" is track #12 on the album Catfish Rising. It was written by Ian Anderson.

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Oh yeah, I was in my watering hole
With some ugly friends of mine
When the door came off its hinges
Like the cork from fizzy wine

He said, "My name is Jesus
I'm the leader of the band
Got to set up my equipment
If you boys can lend a hand'', Oh yeah

When Jesus came to play
When Jesus came to play, alright

He set that bandstand jumping, yeah
And he cranked it up so loud
And he moved up to the microphone
Had the attention of the crowd

He said, "My name is Jesus
Gonna to turn your head around
I'm gonna to make this easy
Got no time to mess around'', Oh yeah

When Jesus came to play
When Jesus came to play
Oh, when Jesus came to play

When Jesus came to play
When Jesus came to play

I got no twelve disciples
And I got no cross to bear
If you thought they had me crucified
I guess you weren't there, oh yeah

When Jesus came to play
When Jesus came

He sang about three or four numbers, yeah
But we'd heard it all before
We boys were getting restless
No girls were moving on the floor

Those parables, they were merciless, yeah
And the tables overturned
And there were no minor miracles
But false prophets they were burned

Well, maybe he was Jesus
But his hair could have used a comb
Long before he hit the last notes
We boys had all gone home, oh yeah

When Jesus came to play
When Jesus came to play
When Jesus came to play
When Jesus came to play, alright

Oh, Jesus, oh Jesus is it really you?
Oh, Jesus is it really you?
Oh, Jesus is it really you?
Oh, Jesus is it really you?

Songwriters
IAN ANDERSON

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