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Hayes Carll, She Left Me For Jesus

I’m not a big fan of country music or novelty songs, but NPR had a piece on Hayes Carll earlier this month and his chorus to She Left Me for Jesus made me laugh out loud.

Give it a whirl:

Here’s that chorus again in case you missed it:

She left me for Jesus and that just ain’t fair
She says that he’s perfect, how could I compare
She says I should find him and I’ll know peace at last
If I ever find Jesus I’m kicin’ his ass

I love how “finding Jesus” goes from an abstraction about salvation to an actual threat (not that Jesus is scared, mind you).

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