Would They Love Him Down in Shreveport Today?

If they saw him riding in, long hair flying in the wind
Would they love him down in Shreveport today?
If they heard he was a Jew, and a Palestinian too
Would they love him down in Nashville today?

If they saw him talk with ease to the junkies, whores, and thieves
Would they love him out in Wichita today?
Would the rich men think it funny if he said “give up your money”
Would they love him up on Wall Street today?

If he made the wine from water, gave it to their sons and daughters
What would the folks out in Salt Lake City say?
If he talked of brotherhood as he walked their neighborhoods
Would they love him up in Boston today?

If he said, “love those who use you, forgive those who abuse you”
If he turned the other cheek what would you say?
Would you laugh and call him crazy, and just send him on his way
If Jesus came to your town today?

Written by country singer-songwriter Bobby Braddock, circa 1980. Presented without comment.

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