Song of the Day #3,312: ‘Jesus & Mary’ – Guster

Every time I hear a Guster song, I like it. I own their five most recent studio albums (two earlier releases are out of print) and each of them is chock full of thoughtful, melodic pop.

Even the best acts release a bad song once in awhile, but these guys are remarkably consistent. They remind me of Ron Sexsmith in that way. You can always count on him (and them) to deliver, even if no particular song stands out head and shoulders above the rest. Solid, dependable. Like a well-made car.

Come on dear friends
Come gather round the mountain
Drink from the fountain
Tell your lovers it’s time to go
Tell them the tale when Sodom met Gomorrah
The end days are coming
The mothers send away the sons

The drummers drum and the motors hum
And the trumpet players make the chords
The sound wakes devil down below

Jesus and Mary and Juliet and Romeo
In a movie on TV, plays seven days a week
Turn off that radio we don’t wanna hear about it anymore

Kill or be killed, the hunters and the hunted
Seems like we’re running 2000 years and still under control
So let’s go start a war like FDR and Eleanor
These were the ways of the men before
The ammunition and, soldiers and guns

Lovers love and the mourners mourn
And the trumpet players blow the horn
The sound wakes devil down below

Jesus and Mary and Juliet and Romeo
In a movie on TV, plays seven days a week
Turn off that microphone we don’t wanna talk about it anymore

The sermon ends with a big Amen
And the preachers take it door to door
The sound shakes devil down below

Jesus and Mary and Juliet and Romeo
Are in a movie on TV, plays seven days a week
Turn off that telephone we don’t wanna know about it anymore

So maybe let’s go start a war

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,312: ‘Jesus & Mary’ – Guster

  1. Dana says:

    I think I’ve expressed this same sentiment about Guster. I’ve liked every song I’ve heard from them.

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