Monday, January 5, 2015

Monday Music: Jesus and Bocephus (Kid Rock)

Recently Kid Rock performed this track from his new album First Kiss on The Tonight  Show with Jimmy Fallon. While "Jesus and Bocephus" may be a departure from most videos posted on Monday Music, I think there are two ways to look at it. One, it illustrates the combined role of religion and the arts in society and the close ties of faith and music. Two, it can be seen simply in light of Flannery O'Connor's observation: "While the South is far from Christ-centered, it is most certainly Christ-haunted." (Scroll down to see the lyrics)




So the Tonight Show version is no longer available, but here is another one that is even more over the top:



Jesus and Bocephus
by Jeff Orr

Sometimes I’ve had too much to drink
Get all stoned and play some Hank
I guess that’s just the way I am
And I love the man from Galilee
Because he died for you and me
I met them both in Dixieland

Cos I got Jesus and Bocephus
They both help me to live my life
I went from Jim Beam, to my Bible
Jesus and Bocephus, right there by my side

When the water all turned into wine
I lost my mind for a time
I felt them both holding my hand
Looking through these bloodshot eyes
Praise the lord I saw the light
And two sets of footprints in the sand

Cos I got Jesus and Bocephus
They both help me to live my life
I went from Jim Beam, to my Bible
Jesus and Bocephus, right here by my side

I was cashing in, I was casting stones
I was lost in sin I was on my own
but now I don’t feel alone
Cos I got Jesus and Bocephus
They both help me to live my life
I went from Jim Beam, to my Bible
Jesus and Bocephus, right here by my side
Jesus and Bocephus, right here, right here until the day I die
Jesus and Bocephus

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