Monroe, OH

from Strange and Lovely World

A sixty-foot Jesus, rising out of the water
On the side of the interstate, waist deep in rapture
And I am left thinking, with a heart full of love
Why is he swimming when he can walk on that stuff?

And I prayed for a miracle, I prayed for a sign
Like a dream in the desert or a voice in the night
But all that I'm left with and all that I know
Is salvation is rising just east of Monroe

Eyes on the mystery, hands reaching out
Frozen in a glorious moment of doubt
And the radio's playing some old Teddy Pendergrass
We drive by the prince made of peace and fiberglass

And I prayed for a miracle, I prayed for a sign
Like a dream in the desert or a voice in the night
But all that I'm left with and all that I know
Is salvation is rising just east of Monroe

Next door the lights are blinking at the Hustler's of Hollywood
Twenty-one ways to spend your life feeling good
Tender hearts hide behind dollars and drinking
Sayin', I should be rising but it feels like I'm sinking
And the sixty-foot Jesus sits on the interstate
Winks at me sideways--the earth bound potentate
And there's light where you look for it, there's light where you need it
But it's only a miracle if you show up to receive it

And I prayed for a miracle, I prayed for a sign
Like a dream in the desert or a voice in the night
But all that I'm left with and all that I know
Is salvation is rising just east of Monroe

Robbie Schaefer/Mrs. Jenkins Music (ASCAP) 2008

updated 6 years ago