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?

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.

Call me a leper
Call me a leper
Call me a leper

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
The other guests were scared and hardened
What a sad parade.

What a sad parade

Call me a leper
Call me a leper
Call me a leper

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