Lyrics, Anthony, I need lyrics! I'm doing my best to get them from the video, but I've got some lacunae here.
Gail, my guess is that this is meant to be a mad libs. We should all try to fill in the blanks independently and see what we come up with.-anthony
I haven't worked this hard to understand the lyrics since "Louie Louie" came out.Here's what I've got. Please add and correct:... say that scholarship must ...And there are ... that are diatribe.This is an ... to which I can't subscribe.Twixt text and time, I draw the line.I tell the Christians Jesus was a Jewand what he said was often not so new.And there are ... of fossils [?] misconstrued.On what's divine, I hold the line.I do believe that truth shall set you free,but who's constructing truth for you and me?So I'll insist that ...All this sublime, in ...That ... Jesus ...is a perspective thoroughly obscene.Through scholarship this [vision? mission?] I believe,since it maligns, I write ...
Maybe we need a few Dead Sea Scrolls specialists to help us here.-anthony
Larry, thanks! I was working on this, too, and will incorporate your better readings into the following attempt at translation:They say that scholarship must just describeAnd either they learn (?) that or diatribe.This is the Q to which I can’t subscribeTwixt text and sign, I draw the lineI tell the Christians Jesus was a JewAnd what he said was often not so newAnd there are things apostles misconstrueOn what’s divine, I pull the lineI do believe that truth shall set you freeBut who’s constructing truth for you and me?So I’ll insist that with sexualityAll is sublime, in . . . time.That you want Jesus the Jew must . . .Is a perspective thoroughly obscene.Through scholarship this position I glean,Since it maligns, I write my lines!
ah, now THAT's funny!