Thats what singer Rickie Lee Jones thinks, which is why her newest songwriting partner is Jesus Christ.
Jones who is best known for her 1978 hit, Chuck E.s In Love has just released The Sermon On Exposition Boulevard, which features a series of songs where she reinterprets the words of Christ.
As she puts it, It didnt start that way. At first, I just read from the book [the Bible], but it didnt feel right. So Id listen to a track and then make a song.
Jones felt this approach forced her to focus on what Jesus actually said, and points to the albums first song Nobody Knows My Name her rewrite of the Lords Prayer as an example.
In her words, Its about people who make a big demonstration by saying it over and over again, even though if you actually read it, it says Dont pray over and over again.
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