SOTD: Jesus He Knows Me – Genesis

Check out this excellent song Jesus He Knows Me by Genesis on lead singer Phil Collins birthday. The song is a parody of all the televangelists who preach something and do something else while making a lot of money.

Here are the lyrics.

You see the face on the TV screen
coming at you every Sunday
see that face on the billboard
that man is me

On the cover of the magazine
there’s no question why I’m smiling
you buy a piece of paradise
you buy a piece of me

I’ll get you everything you wanted
I’ll get you everything you need
don’t need to believe in hereafter
just believe in me

Cos Jesus he knows me
and he knows I’m right
I’ve been talking to Jesus all my life
oh yes he knows me
and he knows I’m right
and he’s been telling me
everything is alright

I believe in the family
with my ever loving wife beside me
but she don’t know about my girlfriend
or the man I met last night

Do you believe in God
cos that’s what I’m selling
and if you wanna get to heaven
I’ll see you right

You won’t even have to leave your house
or get outta your chair
you don’t even have to touch that dial
cos I’m everywhere

And Jesus he knows me
and he knows I’m right
I’ve been talking to Jesus all my life
oh yes he knows me
and he knows I’m right
well he’s been telling me
everything’s gonna be alright

Won’t find me practising what I’m preaching
won’t find me making no sacrifice
but I can get you a pocketful of miracles
if you promise to be good, try to be nice
God will take good care of you
just do as I say, don’t do as I do

I’m counting my blessings,
I’ve found true happiness
cos I’m getting richer, day by day
you can find me in the phone book,
just call my toll free number
you can do it anyway you want
just do it right away

There’ll be no doubt in your mind
you’ll believe everything I’m saying
if you wanna get closer to him
get on your knees and start paying

Cos Jesus he knows me
and he knows I’m right
I’ve been talking to Jesus all my life
oh yes he knows me
and he knows I’m right
well he’s been telling me
everything’s gonna be alright, alright

Jesus he knows me
Jesus he knows me, you know…

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    Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

    Ah, thanks a lot for this.

    Phil Collins is my all time fav. In fact the MOST fav singer from west.

    No one can imitate him.

    He is is the one singer who I am immennsly influenced with.

    Dozens of songs are fav – but this one is one of my most fav:

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      sputnik 7 years ago

      Yeah I love that song too. I had posted it in a comment. The song is very sombre and its like nothing happens and then it suddenly changes tempo and there are those drums that I absolutely love.

      Link

      My favorite song of his is Another Day In Paradise. Its about homeless people and has great lyrics and a great music video. Had posted as SOTD.

      SOTD : Another Day In Paradise – Phil Collins

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        Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

        Another Day in Paradise is fav of everyone no doubt – thats why I didnt mention it.

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    Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

    He was the only singer along with Kenny Rogers and Michael Jackson – of whom I kept track of (release of their albums) ; had collection of all the music albums and had the songs by-heart

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    Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

    @Sputnik

    Love the lyrics of the song you posted. Its a reality even now on Indian television – with stupid Astha channel Babas and many many more channels like that giving continuous bullshit like this ..

    And people not complaining. They fall pray to it (and Yes in Cities more than in villages) 🙂

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      sputnik 7 years ago

      Thanks.

      Its a reality on US television too. The Indian channels just borrowed the idea from the west.

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    Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

    Here is my MOST FAV phil collins song (atleast for tonight 😉 ..his range of voice and songs is so rich that I cant decide which one is best..)

    PS: I changed the song itself 😛

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      Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

      I used to call him as Rafi of west back then 🙂 He is so smooth and impeccable pronunciation and inimitable.

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    aryan 7 years ago

    Good Song and Lyrics too.

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    FS 7 years ago

    excellent song Sputnik. Thanks for posting it.

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      sputnik 7 years ago

      You are welcome.

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      Thanks @aryan

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    sputnik 5 years ago

    Can’t believe how people can be so dumb as to donate money to these Televangelists

    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Televangelists

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