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800 pound jesus lyrics – sawyer brown

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i saw a garage sale
pulled up in the yard
found a statue of jesus
it was eight feet tall
he held out his arms
and he seemed all alone
so i loaded him up
and drove him home

out by my driveway he
looks down the street
with his long hair and sandals made
of rebar and concrete
i painted him white with a long purple robe
he’s a rock of ages on our gravel road

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he’s an eight-hundred pound jesus
standing taller than a tree
he’s an eight-hundred pound jesus
a bigger man than you or me

i thought loosin’ my job was
the end of the world
till my best pal ran off with my best girl
i felt suicidal with no real friends
so i walked outside with a rope in my hand

out by that statue there’s a big old tree
so i stood on his shoulders
and i counted to three
i had every intention of buying the farm
but when i jumped off he caught me in his arms

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i wanted to return the favor to him
cause i never had a more solid friend
so i planted some flowers
all around his feet
and i bought him a flock
of ceramic sheep

chorus

he’s a bigger man
than you or me

/ sawyer brown lyrics