As Big As Christ

from by Vigilantes of Love



Written by Bill Mallonee for Irving Music, Inc., Allegiance Music, Russachugama Music and CyBrenJoJosh (BMI) ©1990, 1992


gotta get out of here
before the rain comes in
even though you swear
up and down you're my friend
parting's always
sweet sweet sorrow
thank God i won't have to
wake up with you tomorrow

in the middle of this long drawn out session
in the middle of your gathering depression
pardon me if i interpose a question
big as Christ smaller than your life

i don't know why i feel
such great dissatisfaction
maybe i don't stand in the place where i work
and take affirmative action
maybe when i sleep around
it's a come and go reaction
i've been victimized hypnotized
by the latest distraction

see i have no motivation
i have no any drive
i've got no hunger fascination
for the finer things in life
my friends say they're so happy
my friends say they're well fed
they're well drugged laid and entertained
so beautiful deadly boring

can't you see the landmines
so well placed
underneath the skin
set to go off in your face
how can i hear your voice
with the noise in my head
clamour for attention
the dying and the dead

hey can i come in my chains
can i come empty handed
can i come empty hearted
and say you demand it
lie to myself
and it's long overdue
try to make myself believe
the truth isn't true


from Jugular, released April 15, 1990



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Bill Mallonee

Bill Mallonee is an Americana artist w/ 75 plus albums over a 25 year career. Voted by Paste Music Magazine #65 in their "Top 100 Living Songwriters" poll. He was the
founding member of Vigilantes of Love. He has worked with Mark Heard, Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris, & Peter Buck from REM.
His most recent work, "The Rags of Absence" released in Jan. 2017.
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