so i cried yesterday
sitting in a church pew
jesus staring down at me
with sympathy
they say he died for my sins
but i don't think so
christ was a con man
with kind eyes
and the heart of a snake
he's led us around by our faith
and dropped us in the lake

so i cried yesterday
sitting in a church pew
thinking of that lonely man
with his kind eyes
and snake's heart
that was betrayed by a kiss
and i ask myself
what would jesus do?
and the answer comes
in waves
he would exalt himself
on the alter of faith
and die a martyr's death

so i cried yesterday
sitting in a church pew
because my time had come
i must lead my people
to the lake
and kiss a lying man
then die my martyr's death

so i cried yesterday
sitting in a church pew
jesus staring down at me
with sympathy
as i made wine my blood
and bread my body
and served my friends a feast

so i cried today
sitting in a hard chair
warden staring down at me
with hate
and i watched
as my family cried
so pray for me
as i die for your sins
i shall be back again