Chocolate Jesus


Well, I donít go to church on Sunday
Donít get on my knees to pray
Donít memorize the books of the bible
I got my own special way

I know Jesus loves me
Maybe just a little bit more
I fall down on my knees every Sunday
At Zerelda Leeís candy store

Well, Iíve got to be a chocolate Jesus
Make me feel good inside
Got to be a chocolate Jesus
Keep me satisfied

Well, I donít want no Abba Zabba
Donít want no Almond Joy
There ainít nothing better
Suitable for this boy

Well, itís the only thing that can pick me up
Itís better than a cup of gold
See, only a chocolate Jesus
Can satisfy my soul

When the weather gets rough and itís whiskey in the shade
Itís best to wrap your savior up in cellophane
He flows like the big muddy but thatís okay
Pour him over ice cream for a nice parfait

Well, itís got to be a chocolate Jesus
Good enough for me
Got to be a chocolate Jesus
Itís good enough for me

And itís got to be a chocolate Jesus
Make me feel so good inside
Got to be a chocolate Jesus
Keep me satisfied


Words and music by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan
©1999 Jalma Music (ASCAP)



Produced by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan
Recorded and mixed by Oz Fritz and Jacquire King
2nd engineer: Jeff Sloan
Recorded at Prairie Sun Recording Studios 1998


Tom Waits: Vocals and guitar
Greg Cohen: Bass
Charlie Musselwhite: Harp


Track 12 on the album ĎMule Variationsí 1999
Time: 3.54


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