Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Plastic Jesus

Ever have a brain worm? I can't stop hearing Paul Newman singing Plastic Jesus from Cool Hand Luke

The Lyrics?

I don't care if it rains or freezes
as long as I got a plastic jesus
sitting on the dashboard of my car
comes in colors pink and pleasant
glows in the dark cause its iridescent
take it with you when you travel far.

Get yourself a sweet Madonna
dressed in rhinestones sitting on a
pedestal of abalone shell
going 90 I ain't scary
cause I got the Virgin Mary
assuring me that I won't go to hell...


Babaloo said...

:) lol

Annie-go-lightly said...

It was my own fault - (The brain worm.) I posted thise answer to the random question on my profile page:

You've just inherited a manufacturing plant that specializes in plastics. What are you going to make?

Jesii for the dashboard of cars. While I made them, I would play over the PA System Paul Newman singing Plastic Jesus from Cool Hand Luke.

Licia said...

I just watched Cool Hand Luke 2 days ago and I spent all yesterday singing bits of it and humming the rest because I couldn't recall all the words. Had to google them this morning! It is such a powerful performance in the movie - I think the contrast between the silliness of the song and his grief at his mother dying.

The Fool and the Renegade said...

I LOVE THAT SONG, nostalgia, thanks for refreshing my memory and bringing it back

Anonymous said...

I had this stuck in my head when I searched for the lyrics just now. Glad someone understands!!