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Nirvana

Jesus Doesn'T Want Me For A Sunbeam

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“Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam” is a song originally recorded by Scottish alternative band The Vaselines for their EP Dying for it. It is a parody on the children’s hymn, “I’ll Be a Sunbeam”, which has the opening line “Jesus wants me for a sunbeam”. The song was a hit only in indie-pop and twee circles until in 1992, The Vaselines re-released the song with a slight title change (“Jesus Doesn’t Want Me for a Sunbeam”) on the compilation album . Nirvana released a cover of “Jesus Doesn’t Want Me for a Sunbeam” on their live acoustic album MTV Unplugged in New York. Nirvana also released two more versions of this song on their 2004 box set With the Lights Out. This included an acoustic version recorded in Europe in 1994, along with a live electric performance... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Don't expect me to cry ... Don't expect me to lie ... Don't expect me to die for Thee

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