Morrissey I Have Forgiven Jesus

Morrissey, former leader of The Smiths, released a video for his 2004 song, “I Have Forgiven Jesus”, in which he explored disillusionment with Jesus and church leaders, complaining about forbidden love, abandonment and frustration. Stephen Patrick Morrissey, or Moz as he is affectionately known by his fans, is dressed as a priest in black with white clerical collar. He and his band walk the grey streets with a dour demenour befitting the tone of the song. “I Have Forgiven Jesus” first featured on the album, “You Are The Quarry”.

Morrissey as priest in music video


Credits and Online Viewing

The “I Have Forgiven Jesus” music video was filmed during the first week of November 2004, directed by AV Club (Bucky Fukumoto and Johannes Gamble) via The Directors Bureau. It is featured as a bonus music video on the live music DVD, “Who Put the M in Manchester?”.

I Have Forgiven Jesus – Morrissey music video on iTunes

Morrissey’s official site is Morrissey Music. He also has a MySpace site.

Lyrics for I Have Forgiven Jesus

Who put the M In Manchester

I was a good kid,
I wouldn’t do you no harm,
I was a nice kid,
With a nice paper round
Forgive me any pain,
I may have brung to ya,
With God’s help I know,
I’ll always be near to ya

But Jesus hurt me,
When he deserted me,
but, I have forgiven Jesus
For all the desire You placed in me
when there’s nothing I can do with this desire

I was a good kid,
Through hail and snow,
I’d go just to moon you,
I carried my heart in my hand
Do you understand,
Do you understand

But Jesus hurt me,
When he deserted me,
but, I have forgiven Jesus
For all of the love, You placed in me
when there’s no one I can turn to with this love

You Are The Quarry Monday – humiliation,
Tuesday – suffocation,
Wednesday – condescension,
Thursday – is pathetic
By Friday life has killed me,
By Friday life has killed me,
Oh pretty one, Oh pretty one

Why did you give me so much desire,
when there is nowhere I can go to offload this desire?
And why did you give me so much love in a loveless world,
when there’s no one I can turn to to unlock all this love?

And why did you stick in self deprecating bones and skin?,
Jesus do you hate me?
Why did you stick in self deprecating bones and skin?
Do you hate me?, Do you hate me?
Do you hate me? Do you hate me? Do you hate me?

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  • Jason

    To whom it may concern
    What a cheap man mr Morrissey is to call Jesus he has hurt me! Jesus has never hurt or hated nobody accoroding the holy scriptures, he blessed the people who hurt him. Only one man can hate u and hurt u and that is the islam founder himself. Jesus name itself it heals, it has power for the good, u r a winner, u come first in his toughts, your saviour your way.
    You only can listen to your song in hell and not in heaven! Amen

  • barney

    Jason,
    you are an absolute weapon.

  • Hannah

    I don’t know what “Weapon” means, but i hope it translates to bugger off Jason. your pathetic christian arse gravy..yet again i’m rendered speechless by the idiocy created by the church. You have to look deeper than just one line of the lyrics mate. have a think.

  • Terry

    Faith…
    is a weapon of mass destruction.

  • Worshiper

    mr Morrissey, you are a fool to put such a comment,
    and if you dont repent you will be in hell, Jesus never hurt anyone.

    May the Lord Jesus reveal His love to you that you may know He is the Lord and you may saved. Amen

  • http://theinspirationroom.com/daily Duncan

    Jason and Worshiper – it’s not Jesus that Morrisey’s singing about. It’s more about people who abuse others in his name. And threatening people with hell is another example of that abuse.