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Radio 57, side B, track 14: “Personal Jesus” by Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode - Personal JesusOh, Depeche Mode, so the very first thing I learned when this song showed up on my track list was that I’ve been singing it wrong all these years.  I thought you were singing “Reach out, touch me” instead of “Reach out, touch faith”.  Glad that’s straightened out.  Because I LOOOOOOOVE this song, Depeche Mode.  This is the song that also made me fall in love with you.  Sure, I’d already gotten a taste of your amazingness when I recorded “Strangelove” off the radio, but “Strangelove” did not hit me in the gut like this one did.  I loved the guitar riff that sounded like a pogo stick got a hold of a Fender.  I loved that your name sounds like an exotic ice cream flavor at Dairy Queen.  I love your creepy-cool deep voice.  I love the simple lyrics.  And I’m sure there’s a part of me that revels in the sacriligousness of it all.  Even though I don’t know exactly what you’re singing about and for all I know, this is actually about how Jesus should be in your life.  Hell, Depeche Mode, if Christian music sounded like this, maybe I’d be a deacon at my old church right now.

“Personal Jesus”

Reach out, touch faith

<awesome Depeche Mode jam>

Yer own

Personal

Jesus

Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who cares

Yer own (yer own)

Personal

Jesus

Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who’s there

Feeling unknown and you’re all alone
Flesh and bone by the telephone

Pick up the receiver, I’ll make you a believaahhh

Take second best, put me to the test
Things on ya chest, ya need to confess

I will deliver, ya know I’m a forgiver

Reach out, touch faith

Reach out, touch faith

Yer own

Personal

Jesus

Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who cares

Yer own (yer own)

Personal

Jesus

Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who’s there

<awesome Depeche Mode jam>

Feeling unknown and you’re all alone
Flesh and bone by the telephone

Lift up the receiver, I’ll make you a believaahhh

I will deliver, you know I’m a forgiver

Reach out, touch faith
Yer own

Personal

Jesus

Reach out, touch faith

Reach out, touch faith

Reach out, touch faith

Reach out, reach out

Reach out, touch faith

Reach out, touch faith

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