(Jesus) Just What I Needed

(parody of "Just What I Needed" by the Cars)
New lyrics by Mike Fischer

The Story: when I was young, lost, and learning to play the guitar, this was my absolute favorite song. When I became a Christian, I left it behind, and when I started writing parodies, I resolved not to do this one, because I didn't want it to become an idol again. But a certain major corporation used it as background music for their TV commercials, and suddenly the song was in my face again. "Okay," I resolved, "but it's gonna get new words!" I still like the song, but I like it better now that it praises Jesus. This was the fourth song I recorded, and the first one that turned out well, IMO.


I'm so glad You came down here, and gave Your life for mine,
'Cause if You didn't, I would sear until the end of time, yeah.
It's not for good things I had done, I never could deserve God's Son.
I'm so glad You came down here, and gave Your life for mine.

I'm so glad You rose again, and didn't stay asleep,
'Cause when You rolled the stone away, You saved my soul for keeps, yeah.
You know my failings very well, and why You love me, I can't tell.
I'm so glad You rose again, and didn't stay asleep.

Chorus:
Jesus, You're just what I needed, I needed Someone to bleed.
Jesus, You're just what I needed, and now from death I am freed.

I'm so glad You came in here, your Spirit lives inside.
And if I try to run from You, there's nowhere I can hide, no.
It comforts me to know You care, You walk beside me everywhere.
I'm so glad You came in here, your Spirit lives inside.

Chorus x2
Yeah, yeah, He freed me!
He's just what I needed!

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