Mary, I’m Trying To Be Cool. But, you’re asking me to believe in too many things

And what about Joseph? He would know that he was not responsible for Mary’s condition. What would he say? Would he still be willing to marry her? Was she willing to give him up if it would come to that? And what about the child? Would he not carry the stigma of illegitimacy with him throughout his entire life?

The New Pornographers discuss Joseph’s state of mind in the outstanding tune, Joseph, Who Understood.

Rumors are flying
All over Galilee these days
And Mary, I’m trying
To be cool
When my friends walk by them
They cannot look at me
In the eye
Baby, I’m trying
You’re asking me to believe in too many things
You’re asking me to believe in too many things
I know this child
Was sent here to heal our broken time
And some things are bigger
Than we know
When somehow you find out
That you lost a father
To a god
Well, Mary, that’s life
You’re asking me to believe in so many things
You’re asking me to believe in so many things
Oh Mary, is he mine?
Mary, is he mine?
Mary, is he mine?
Mary, is he mine?
Oh Mary, is he mine?
Mary, is he mine?
Tell me, is he?
You’re asking me to believe in too many things
You’re asking me to believe in too many things
Now, Mary, he is mine
Mary, he is mine
Mary, is he mine?
Now, Mary, he is mine
Mary, he is mine
You’re asking me to believe in so many things
You’re asking me to believe in so many things

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  1. […] feature in this blog, I always seem to find a few that floor me, like Coming Home from Meghan Ali, Joseph Who Understood by The New Pornographers and I Want An Alien For Christmas by Fountains of Wayne, all from 2015. I tend to like all of the […]


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