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Dan Bern – Jerusalem lyrics
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 Einstein?"
I said Do you really mean it?
They say, What do you think we come here for?
Our god damn health or something?

Everybody's waiting for the Messiah
The Jews are waiting,
Christians are waiting,
Oh, so are 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 just 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 going to 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
Your just bursting to tell someone,
It was sorta like that with this
And now that I told you
I feel this great weight lifted.
Dr. Knoxfoun was right,
He's my therapist.
He said, get it out in the open.

I spent 10 whole days in Jerusalem,
Hmm, Jerusalem
Sweet Jerusalem.
And all I ate was olives
Nothing but olives
Mountains of olives,
It was a good 10 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

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