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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