New Test Leper – R. E. M

I can’t say that I love Jesus
That would be a hollow claim
He did make some observations
And I’m quoting them today
“;Judge not lest ye be judged”;
What a beautiful refrain
The studio audience disagrees
Have his lambs all gone astray?

(chorus)
Call me a leper
Call me a leper
Call me a leper

“;You are lost and disillusioned!”;
What an awful thing to say
I know this show doesn’t flatter
It means nothing to me
I thought I might help them understand
But what an ugly thing to see
“;I am not an animal”;
Subtitled under the screen

(repeat chorus)

When I tried to tell my story
They cut me off to take a break
I sat silent 5 commercials
I had nothing left to say
The talk show host was index-carded
All organized and blank


Lyric New Test Leper – R. E. M