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Back Catalog Song of the Day -New Mexico


I grew up in a pretty secular Jewish family in Denver, Colorado. Or as my friend AJ Jacob says , "I am officially Jewish, but I’m Jewish in the same way the Olive Garden is an Italian restaurant. Which is to say: Not very."

Yet, I envy people of faith. It must be comforting and give one a sense of order. I even envy my friend who swears she had an ET encounter. Well, I have never seen an angel, talked to God, or been probed by aliens, but...I'm open.

I played this song over the weekend, by the way, as part of an announcement of a new music festival/conference called Emerge. I will be hosting and curating a session called "Speed Dating With God" where I will be talking to folks from the Hasidic rapper community to pagan folk singers. The song comes from my personal favorite record (of mine), "Pink Pearl"

NEW MEXICO

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I have a friend who swears she saw Jesus Hovering above her lonely bed She said it changed her life forever "Whatever works," I said All afternoon I change the channels It's so hard to concentrate I laugh at her, but I'm pretty sure She's having a better day Maybe I'll lay on the highway somewhere in New Mexico And wait for a strange light to come and take me home Maybe I'll stand by the statue and wait for her to cry I wanna see real tears and be sincere once before I die The other night I talked to an old flame Who finally said why he moved on He said I didn't have faith in anything I knew he wasn't wrong I saw two lovers in the park With that dreamy look of lust in their eyes The whole world smiled as they passed by They just make me mad Maybe I'll lay on the highway somewhere in New Mexico And wait for a strange light to come and take me home Maybe I'll stand by the statue and wait for her to cry Take this jaded heart, blow it all apart, once before I... I'll get down on my knees, something I don't believe Somebody help me, please, I'm starting to repeat myself I'm starting to repeat Maybe I'll stay on the highway somewhere in New Mexico And wait for a strange light to come and take me home Maybe I'll stand by the statue and wait for her to cry I'd love to see a miracle once before I die Once before I die

jill sobule/phil galdston


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