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TCC Playlist: Jesus by The Velvet Underground

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The Velvet Underground

“Help me in my weakness, cause I’m falling out of grace.”

Lead singer and guitarist Lou Reed, of The Velvet Underground, wrote this apparently sincere song “Jesus” for the band’s third (self-titled) album. Reed was a non-practicing Jew, but Jesus often showed up in his songs about sin, and the need for redemption. The group was originally managed by Andy Warhol. Listen here: