Oh my lord I love this song; help me find it again!
November 15, 2012 7:40 PM   Subscribe

I just heard the most amazing song on a streaming radio station from France! The song was in English, but there was no identification, and googling the bits of lyrics I could understand got me nowhere. Can you help me figure it out?

Lyrics bits: "J-E-S-U-S," various bits about loving your neighbor, "we needn't specify" (that, along with spelling out J-E-S-U-S, seemed to be the refrain), something about a recipe that involved chocolate. That's all I've got. The male singer had a very distinctive warbly voice that distorted the words so much that at first I didn't realize it was English, and there were other folks in the background (including one guy who shouted "Praise the Lord" at the end). The song was very upbeat and had lots of horns (yay! I love horns!). I heard it on FIP. I could not figure out how to find a playlist on their site; if you can, that would be helpful. (I'm listening via the link on their main page that says "Ecoutez le direct".)

Despite all the Jesus references, it did not strike me as a religious song, but rather a song referencing religious tropes in a non-religious way.

It is an incredible song and using my AskMe question for this is totally worth it.
posted by ocherdraco to Grab Bag (11 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Playlist archives here. Was it Larry Graham?
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 7:59 PM on November 15, 2012

FIP Playlists. When you say warbly, it makes me think of Devendra Banhart, but he's not listed.
posted by scruss at 8:01 PM on November 15, 2012

Hmmm, it looks like they don't have the most recent songs up on the playlist ("Is you is or is you ain't my baby" was a few songs before the amazing one, and "Sweet Home Chicago" came a few songs after it.) And nothing's showing up for today yet (as it's well after midnight in France). I will check again later! (I also tweeted at FIP; perhaps they'll respond.)
posted by ocherdraco at 8:09 PM on November 15, 2012

Could it be something by Half-Handed Cloud? The whimsy sound and the JESUS and the warbly-ing make me think of them.
posted by carsonb at 10:49 PM on November 15, 2012

It's gotta be Chocolate Jesus. Tom Waits. Great song.
posted by Paris Elk at 10:53 PM on November 15, 2012

Ah no, wait, upbeat, with horns... hmm...
posted by Paris Elk at 10:55 PM on November 15, 2012

Jil is lucky - J.E.S.U.S. said
posted by rom1 at 1:31 AM on November 16, 2012 [2 favorites]

THAT'S IT!!¬°!

Did you just know the song or did you find it somehow?
posted by ocherdraco at 4:09 AM on November 16, 2012

The studio version (which is what I heard) seems not to be on YouTube, but I did find it on Amazon.
posted by ocherdraco at 4:22 AM on November 16, 2012

Album version is on spotify here if it helps :)
posted by reptile at 6:29 AM on November 16, 2012

I didn't know this group; Google didn't seem to list results with the word specify with the following search: [J-E-S-U-S specify lyrics]. So I used [J-E-S-U-S "specify" lyrics] and voilà :)
posted by rom1 at 1:42 AM on November 19, 2012

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