What songs are about people losing lovers to Jesus?
December 7, 2011 7:30 AM   Subscribe

My favorite album so far this year has been Emmy the Great's Virtue. Partly it's because of the thematic throughline in the lyrics, which is 'my lover left me for Jesus.' What are other songs with that theme? Also acceptable: My lover left me for Buddha/Xenu/Mohammed/Meher Baba/Aphrodite/Krishna/etc. I'm not looking for songs from the perspective of the converted, but the one who lost a lover.
posted by Kattullus to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
Ben Folds' "Not the Same" is possibly about a lover, but definitely about somebody who took mushrooms/acid and found Jesus.
posted by Jon_Evil at 8:06 AM on December 7, 2011

Hayes Carll, "She Left Me for Jesus"
posted by booth at 8:09 AM on December 7, 2011

I know it's a weird answer, but "A Little Respect" by Erasure [vimeo link] contains the lyrics:

What religion or reason
Could drive a man to forsake his lover?

And that always reminds me of this situation.
posted by saveyoursanity at 11:41 AM on December 7, 2011

"This Way" by Dilated Peoples feat. Kanye West.

My favorite girl wanna leave me just because I got a girlfriend
My freak girl told me now she a Christian
My white girl wanna move back to Michigan

... &c.
posted by stoneandstar at 12:38 PM on December 7, 2011

Huh, I guess that's a much rarer lyrical theme than I thought it would be.
posted by Kattullus at 5:51 AM on December 8, 2011

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