Bring Back Hippy Jesus

by Abu Jibran

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"A song about how Jesus' message of tolerance and unconditional love was co-opted and smothered out by conservative, Republican America."

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Back in ’73, I heard the gospel
On an 8 -track in my dad's Volkswagen bus.
The sermon on the mount was in a commune
And hippies, vets and dead-heads would discuss

You see psychedelics made God come in clearer
We could not make our water turn to wine
Mary had a crush on Jesus and Judas had a voice that pleased us
Ever since, peacemakers in decline

What ever happened to peace, love and understanding
Peace, love, a heart demanding
Peace, love, a spaceship for your soul

Peace, love, as in your neighbor
Peace, love, you are your savior
Peace, love, and God bless rock and roll.

God cast a spell on all believers
You wouldn’t recognize JC today
They say that he’d deny a child two mothers
Drive anyone without fair skin away.... Did he say

"Load a gun if you can't love your brother."
“The meek will inherit an earth that’s too damn hot."
“Be like me and learn to walk on water."
"You’re gonna need to after all those icecaps are an afterthought."

And now we sing
Hate, fear, misunderstanding
Hate, fear and rage demanding
Hate, fear, for those who aren’t like you

Hate, fear, who knows what God means
Hate, fear, our world is his dream
If he exists then he exists in you

I think it’s time we had a second coming... unless
Christ came back five years ago and bailed
“Father, why waste time on all these people...
What was your point with all that blood and wood and foot-long nails?"

Peace, love and understanding
Peace, love, a heart demanding
Peace, love, a spaceship for your soul

Peace, love, as in your neighbor
Peace, love, you are your savior
Peace, love, and God bless rock and roll.

Peace, love and understanding
Peace, love, a heart demanding
Peace, love, a spaceship for your soul

Peace, love, who knows what God means
Peace, love, our world is her dream
She exists, she exists in you

Peace, love, Peace, love, Peace, love, a spaceship for your soul
Peace, love, Peace, love, Peace, love, and God bless rock and roll.

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released October 7, 2016

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Abu Jibran Washington, D.C.

I'm Abu Jibran - a singer-songwriter, vocalist and pianist based in  Washington D.C.

I released my first full-length album Lost In America, on July 4, 2016.

​My philosophy is simple: music is a gift to an audience and I hope to inspire action - in your head, on the dance floor, whatever makes you move.

Come join me... AJ
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