Jesus Saves, I Spend

Youth Specialties
May 31st, 2011

While the meaning of the lyrics of this song by artist, St. Vincent, may not be all too clear, I believe that this could be a starting point for a discussion on a variety of topics: our sinful desires versus righteous ones, consumerism, earthly achievements versus heavenly, and/or even just a talk on creativity. What do you think?

“Jesus Saves, I Spend”

While Jesus is saving I'm spending all my days
in backgrounds and landscapes with the languages of saints
While people are spinning like toys on Christmas day
I'm inside a still life with the other absentee

While Jesus is saving, I'm spending all my days
in the garden-grey pallor of lines across your face
While people will cheer on the spectacle we've made
I'm sitting and sculpting menageries of saints

Oh, my man my absentee
I'd do anything to please you
Come my love the stage is waiting
Be the one to save my saving grace

While Jesus is saving I'm spending all my grace
on rosy-red pallor of lights on center stage
While people have cheered on the awful mess we've made
through storms of red roses we've exited the stage 

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