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Darcy Clay
Jesus I was Evil
Antenna Recordings, 1997

  1. Jesus I was evil
  2. What about it
  3. Jolene
  4. All I gotta do
  5. And it was easy
  6. In the middle


Darcy Clay's debut album was unleashed upon New Zealand in 1997 (followed by Songs For Beethoven in 1998), exposing god knows how many innocent kiddies to his chaotic blend of metal, country and who knows what else.
He recorded it in his bedroom on a 4 track recorder and it went to number 5 on the national charts. The single made gold and was included in the film "I Woke Up Early The Day I Died"**.

I've actually only been able to listen to 'Jesus I was evil' and 'And it was easy' (which I've managed to get copies of) more than a few times, mainly as I've only seen the album once. Ever.
Now I own the damn thing (and the fools only charged me $4 NZ) and I can say that yes, Jolene is indeed a cover of the Dolly Parton song of the same name.

The song is loud, harsh, raw and (I could be terribly mistaken) sarcastic in a way I could guess at and only now appreciate. I love it despite (or maybe even for) the looks I got screaming along to it at highschool parties when I managed seized control of the stereo.


I used to do lots of things

I used to do things
and I'd say things
and Jesus I was evil

Take things
and break things
and Jesus I was evil

I never shook babies
I never beat no ladies

I used to crash parties
and Macerates
and I was evil

I used to {.....}
and {.....}
and Jesus I was evil

I never shook babies
I never beat no ladies

But Jesus I was evil
and Jesus I was evil

he never shook babies
he never beat no ladies

Now I help old ladies cross the street and I
Now I shine the shoes upon my feet and I
Now I grow the food that feeds the homeless in the streets and I*
I comb my hair one billion times a week and I
Say my prayers before I go to sleep and IIIIIIHHHIIIIIIIIII

I never shook babies
I could never beat no ladies

I never shook babies
I never beat no ladies

But Jesus I was evil
and Jesus I was evil

he never shook babies
he never beat ladies

Jesus I was evil

Jesus I was evil


Darcy Clay
Jesus I Was Evil
Antenna Recordings, 1997






Note: You may have noticed that some words are missing.
Try as I might I cannot make these out, so if you happen to know them please /msg me.


*As suggested by Jamer, perhaps

**Facts here found at http://www.cdkiwi.com/alternativemusic.htm

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