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Happy Easter

We Are Jesus – Unreleased Song Debut

Happy Easter, everyone. My friend Charles sent me pictures of The Cross being carried through Central Park on Good Friday. I am not “religious” in any trained way, my parents thankfully didn’t push the construct of religious belief on us kids growing up, yet, throughout my life, in my songs, dreams and paintings, appear powerful imagery from biblical stories and characters. I have tried to change the lyrics, for want of understanding what they mean without the use of metaphors so widely interpreted, but I can’t find better, more true replacements. So, I’m going with the original lyrics as they come through me, and the emotional feeling the images provoke in me.

The truth of it is, I often dream, write and paint in images from the sophisticated Goddess worshipping societies which existed quite fruitfully more than ten thousand years ago, and were destroyed by the violent Northern tribes which brought the patriarchal monotheism which dominates, often cruelly, today.

In fact, I sense the evolution and survival of humanity is circling back in the direction of reclaiming the sensible, functional, inclusive, compassionate, and nature-connected female, and I use this word to represent an attitude rather than a gender, worshipping global tribe. It is clear that the female characters in all religions are being reinterpreted and shown to children in a new, regal light.

Jesus, to me, is the body of a man with the heart and soul of a woman. Perhaps Jesus doesn’t need a gender, or a religion to make his message resonate forever. Jesus is forgiveness, compassion, and love. His name gives me hope of healing. That’s why I can’t replace it in my song.

This song is about wanting to be understood, and wanting to make a deeper connection based on new ideas.

Watch and listen here: https://youtu.be/zwlNjCH1k3A

We Are Jesus

Music and lyrics © Sophie B. Hawkins

Slow

If you want to know my heart

No I’m not turning back

I’m tired

Of scuffling down these beaten tracks alone

And playing just my part

Mamma I’m still whistling the melodies you rocked me by though

Time

Has changed every line

Every story has two sides

And I want to fill your heart with mine

This can be

A better world to live in

When words we speak

Lead us to an understanding

And care for thought

Can turn our anger to forgiveness

‘Cause we all must bear the Cross

We are Jesus

Rise

To the visions you have seen

Who in hell can tell you how to live your life and where to find your dreams

Whose slate is clean

Listen with your heart, not with your will, and you may be fulfilled

This can be

A better world to live in

When words we speak

Lead us to an understanding

And care for thought

Can turn our anger to forgiveness

‘Cause we all must bear the Cross

We are Jesus

 

2 Comments

  1. Marc Cohen on April 4, 2021 at 5:09 am

    Dear Sophie. Amen.



  2. Michael Juetting on April 7, 2021 at 6:37 am

    Dear Sophie,

    you’re so beautiful outside and in!!!
    Love you!

    Michael



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