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Apocalyptica – I'm Not Jesus lyrics

Dirty little secret,
Dirty little lies.
Say your prayers and comb your hair,
Save your soul tonight.

Drift among the faithful,
Bury your desires.
Aberrations fill your head,
You need a place to hide
And I am...

Do you remember me?
And the kid I used to be?
Do you remember me?

Chorus:

When your world's come crashing down
I want to relive.
(Your god ain't looking down on me!)

I'm not Jesus,
Jesus wasn't there!

You confess it all away,
But it's only shit to me
(Your god ain't looking down on me!)

I'm not Jesus,
I will not forgive!

No I won't!
No I won't.

I thought you were a good man,
I thought you talked to god.
You hippocratic, messianic,
And child abusing-turned-satanic.

Do you remember me?
Do you remember me?
And the kid I used to be?
Do you remember?

Do you remember?

Chorus:

When your own world comes undone,
Let me be the one to say:
(Your god ain't looking down on me!)

"I'm not Jesus,
You can't run away! "

And the innocence you spoiled
Found a way to live.
(Your god ain't looking down on me!)

I'm not Jesus
I will not forgive!

I won't forgive.
I won't do whatever you want to.
I won't forgive.
I won't do whatever you want to.

Do you remember me?
And the kid I used to be?
Not the same as I used to be!
Oh, do you remember me?

Nooooooo!

Chorus:

When your world's come crashing down,
I want to relive
(Your god ain't looking down on me!)

I'm not Jesus,
Jesus wasn't there!

You confess it all away,
But it's only shit to me!
(Your god ain't looking down on me!)

I'm not Jesus,
I will not,
I'm not Jesus,
I will not forgive!

Oh, I will not forgive, yeahyeah!
No, I will not forgive!



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    ladyofshadows
    I think that this song is a reflection of how children who go through such trauma deal with what has happened to them. You cannot assume to know what that does to a person, a child and thus I think there is no way you can judge the way they cope with it. I don't think this song speaks against god but against the person that has wronged them in the most horrible way. Ask what your questions would be towards a greater being if this happened to you. This song can also be towards any child abuser, anyone that has betrayed a child's trust not just a priest.
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    Xenaria
    I don't believe that people should always jump to the For God and Not for God standing when a song says something about God. I believe in God, None has a right to bash me for it as I have no right to bash others for not believing. Says in the Bible that God Put us here for us to make our choice. However this song will probably be very close to a lot of hearts. From being abused or molested. I enjoy this song now that with a open mind I seen the lyrics and understand the song better. I didn't understand in full hearing it but now I do and I would suggest this song to other believers and non believers. The song is what matters the message not our believes guys.
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    howfreudian
    The impression that I got from this is someone basically saying "well, when it all comes back to you, i'll get revenge for how you make me feel". It's all about losing trust in someone you thought you could rely on ("I thought you were a good man"), obviously because you don't really think this kind of thing could happen. And angelsamongus, just because someone can't forgive another for this doesn't make them a bad person. Living with this type of thing hurts. You don't forgive. You just try to forget. I'm inclined to agree with the latter two sentences from ladyofshadows in this case.
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    chasinkids
    I think it's talking about a boy who's father figure of the home is in the eye of the church. The father acts all righteous in front of people. He hides the truth. The truth is that he beats his son (step-son whatever). So that is why he is saying I'm not your Jesus. He is not only beaten like Jesus, but then the father apologies only to do it over again. Empty confessions. And where is this Jesus anyway because he isn't looking down on me or he'd save me(the? In his mind). Now the boy is a man. And he chooses not to forgive his father. Maybe the father has forgotten, but he broke the boy's spirit(he's not the same). But the boy will not forget because he is holding a grudge.
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    maliftw07
    This is about a kid gettin molested by a priest. Its a pretty intense song. I dig it tho. Because not only it being about a child being molested by a priest, but the song could have more meaning in other ways as well. Everyone says god will save you, and god forgives those who do wrong things, but when really god isn't there, its only the fact that religion tries to preach some iconic figure that has never been reserected. Like every religion, there is all the preach but no facts. Believe in yourself. And don't let others judge you or let you think that only god can judge you, you can only judge yourself. Have a nice one.
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