Song Squawk – Jesus is for Losers

In the mid nineties, I had a little red Buick and a big ol’ bass box in the trunk, and would listen to “Christian Rock”, cranked to 11.

(What did you say?  Huh?  Can  you say that again, I didn’t hear you….)

I have gotten away from that genre for many reasons, the least of which may be a loss of hearing, but some songs have stuck with me over the decades.

The artist’s I listened to sought to reflect Scriptural teaching for the most part. They ranged from “preaching” pop culture religion to significant theological teaching. As I listened to the lyrics, I found some to be quite challenging.

To be honest, I listened because I could justify the rock beat with “sanctified lyrics”.

Occassionaly I will post a song, supply the lyrics and make a comment or two. If you decide to listen to the tune, turn the speaker down unless you are already deaf. Some of the songs tend to have a certain “volume” about them!


This post will consider the song

Jesus is for Losers – by Steve Taylor

I have referred to Mr Taylor in a previous post. His stuff has always been fresh no matter how many times I come back to him.

The portion in this song that resonates with me is the following.

Jesus is for losers
Why do I still play to the crowd?

Admit it – Jesus is for losers – Join the crowd. Fighting to find acceptance with this world will only pull us away from Him.

This fella can cut an issue fairly deep, and by that I mean he can “step on toes” fairly consistently. Don’t worry bout the volume on this tune! Take your time and get this guy’s message!

Take a listen!

Jesus is for Losers – by Steve Taylor

Jesus is for Losers – by Steve Taylor

If I was driven
Driven ahead by some noble ideal
Who took the wheel?

If I was given
Given a glimpse of some glorious road
When was it sold?

So caught up in the chase
I keep forgetting my place

Just as I am
I am stiff-necked and proud

Jesus is for losers
Why do I still play to the crowd?

Just as I am
Pass the compass, please

Jesus is for losers
I’m off about a hundred degrees

If I was groping
Groping around for some ladder to fame
I am ashamed

If I was hoping
Hoping respect would make a sturdy footstool
I am a fool

Bone-weary every climb
Blindsided every time

Just as I am
I am needy and dry

Jesus is for losers
The self-made need not apply

Just as I am
In a desert crawl
Lord, I’m so thirsty
Take me to the waterfall

And if you’re certain
Certain your life is some cosmic mistake
Why do you shake?

And if you’re certain
Certain that faith is some know-nothing mask
Why do you still ask?

They don’t grade here on the curve
We both know what we deserve

Just as you are
Just a wretch like me
Jesus is for losers
Grace from the blood of a tree

Just as we are
At a total loss

Jesus is for losers
Broken at the foot of the cross

Just as I am
Pass the compass, please
Jesus is for losers
I’m off about a hundred degreesJust as I am

In a desert crawl
Lord, I’m so thirsty
Take me to the waterfall

Let me know what you think of the lyrics, and of the tunes!


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