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I Have Forgiven Jesus (single)

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MORRISSEY Single
Name I Have Forgiven Jesus
Release 13 December 2004
Total Length 3:41
Recorded Autumn 2003
Writer/composer Morrissey / Alain Whyte
Producer Jerry Finn
Art work A still from the official video directed by Bucky Fukumoto
Vinyl Etching No matrix message
Publisher Attack Records
Sanctuary Records
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, CD
Chart position UK #10
Single chronology
Let Me Kiss You
I Have Forgiven Jesus
Redondo Beach/There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Information

Track list

CD 1

[Attack Records - ATKXS011]

  1. I Have Forgiven Jesus – 3:41 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  2. No One Can Hold A Candle To You – 3:08 (Maker/Huish)

CD 2 (Enhanced)

[Attack Records - ATKXD011]

  1. I Have Forgiven Jesus – 3:41 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  2. The Slum Mums – 3:22 (Morrissey/Boorer/Day)
  3. The Public Image – 3:22 (Morrissey/Boorer)
  4. I Have Forgiven Jesus [video] – 3:41 (Morrissey/Whyte)

Lyrics

I was a good kid
I wouldn't do you no harm
I was a nice kid
With a nice paper-round

Forgive me any pain
I may have brung to you
With God's help I know
I'll always be near to you

But Jesus hurt me
When He deserted me
But I have forgiven Jesus
For all the desire
He placed in me when there's nothing I can do
With this desire

I was good kid
Through hail and snow I'd go
Just to moon you
I carried my heart in my hand
Do you understand?
Do you understand?

But Jesus hurt me
When He deserted me
But I have forgiven Jesus
For all of the love
He placed in me
When there's no one I can turn to with this love

Monday - humiliation
Tuesday - suffocation
Wednesday - condescension
Thursday - is pathetic
By Friday - life has killed me
By Friday - life has killed me

Oh pretty one
Oh pretty one

Why did you give me
So much desire?
When there is nowhere I can go
To offload this desire

Why did you give me
So much love
In a loveless world
When there is no one I can turn to
To unlock all this love

And Why did you stick me in
Self-deprecating bones and skin
Jesus - do you hate me?

Why did you stick me in
Self-deprecating bones and skin
Do you hate me?
Do you hate me?
Do you hate me?
Do you hate me?
Do you hate me?

(Yes...)

Music Video

Credits

Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 58

Morrissey live history:

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Discogs Information

Credits

  • Bass - Gary Day
  • Drums - Dean Butterworth
  • Engineer - Joe McGrath
  • Guitar - Boz Boorer
  • Keyboards - Mikey V. Farrell
  • Layout [Design Layout] - Chris Collins (7)
  • Producer - Jerry Finn
  • Product Manager [Project Manager] - Jennifer Ivory (2)

Notes

Sticker on front: " CD1

Features Exclusive Track

'No One Can Hold A Candle To You'

ATKXS011 "

All tracks recorded in Los Angeles, 2004.

Front and back images taken from the 'I Have Forgiven Jesus' Video Directed by Bucky Fukumato/AV Club

'I Have Forgiven Jesus' taken from the album [url=http://www.discogs.com/Morrissey-You-Are-The-Quarry/master/4586]'YOU ARE THE QUARRY'[/url]

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

All tracks recorded in Los Angeles, 2004.

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Wikipedia Information

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"I Have Forgiven Jesus" is an alternative rock song from English singer Morrissey's 2004 album You Are the Quarry. It was co-written by Morrissey and his band member Alain Whyte, and produced by Jerry Finn. The track reflects the singer's upbringing in an Irish Catholic community and his status as a lapsed Catholic. The song is a ballad that tells the story of a child who becomes disillusioned with religion because of his inability to deal with his own desires. The title refers to the character's blame and subsequent forgiveness of Jesus Christ for creating him as a lovely creature that has no chance to express its love. Described as both confessional and humorous, the song has been interpreted as a blasphemous critique of organized religion and an ambivalent way for Morrissey to describe his own religiosity. The song was released in December 2004 as the fourth single from You Are the Quarry; its release was preceded in November 2004 by that of a music video in which Morrissey performs the role of a priest. This performance increased the controversy around the track, which received polarized reviews; some critics described it as a "woeful" release and others classified it among the best songs of both the album and of the singer's career. Despite not being playlisted by BBC Radio 1, one of the United Kingdom's most popular radio stations, the single reached number 10 on the UK Singles Chart and topped the UK Independent Singles Chart. It made the track his fourth top-ten hit of the year, something he had never achieved before. The song remained significative on Morrissey's career, being included on his 2004, 2006 and 2014 tours.

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