Happy Birthday Jesus!

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Happy birthday Jesus
You would have been 2,019
And you saw all of this coming
Didn’t you my dude?
You did your best
You had your message of radical love
How’d that work out for you?
Just kidding, you know you’re my boy
And I’ve got a favor to ask

People down here see Obi Wan
Kenobi and they think it’s you
We’re a little lost so I was wondering…
Could you remind me:

What were we supposed to do for the homeless?
What were we supposed to do for the Immigrant?
What were we suppose to the greedy
And the powerful?

Happy Birthday Jesus
My dreams are getting wild
Rotting supermarkets
And parking lots of blood
Bombs that break the sunset
And deep fakes of you
Selling iodine tablets
On Amazon

And if Bob Dylan and Kanye West
Both woke up one day came to you and said
Could you please come back

What were we supposed to do for the poorest people?
What were we supposed to do for the left behind?
What were we supposed to do to the greedy
And the powerful?

What were we supposed to do to the billionaires
What were we supposed to do to the politicians
What were we supposed to do for the least among us

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from Jewish Family Christmas Tree!, released December 1, 2019

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Jonathan Mann Brooklyn, New York

I'm a songwriter best known for writing a song a day. I've been at it for 10 years.

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