Jesus Was an Only Son Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Bruce Springsteen
album: Track 8 in album Devils & Dust
release date: 2005-4-25
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length: 2:55
mix: Toby Scott
producer: Brendan O’Brien
vocal: Bruce Springsteen

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Jesus was an only son
As he walked up Calvary Hill
His mother Mary walking beside him
In the path where his blood spilled
Jesus was an only son
In the hills of Nazareth
As he lay reading the Psalms of David
At his mother's feet

A mother prays, "Sleep tight, my child, sleep well
For I'll be at your side
That no shadow, no darkness, no tolling bell,
Shall pierce your dreams this night"

In the garden at Gethsemane
He prayed for the life he'd never live,
He beseeched his Heavenly Father to remove
The cup of death from his lips

Now there's a loss that can never be replaced,
A destination that can never be reached
A light you'll never find in another's face,
A sea whose distance cannot be breached

Well Jesus kissed his mother's hands
Whispered, "Mother, still your tears,
For remember the soul of the universe
Willed a world and it appeared

Track Listing

  • 1 Devils & Dust
  • 2 All the Way Home
  • 3 Reno
  • 4 Long Time Comin’
  • 5 Black Cowboys
  • 6 Maria’s Bed
  • 7 Silver Palomino
  • 8 Jesus Was an Only Son
  • 9 Leah
  • 10 The Hitter
  • 11 All I’m Thinkin’ About
  • 12 Matamoros Banks