The Key to the Kingdom

6 Stoney & Meatloaf — (I’d Love to Be) As Heavy as Jesus 2:54 Patti Jerome / Ralph Terrana / Mike Valvano

Project Coordination: Marjorie Golde & Stacey Komninos

1995 CD reissue of the 1971 Rock Gospel: The Key to the Kingdom compilation LP (Motown, M 743L). For the longest time, this CD was the only place any Stoney and Meatloaf song could be found on CD.

Label Polygram Special Markets Cat.No. 314 520 032-2 Format CD Year 1995 Country USA

(I’d Love to Be) As Heavy as Jesus

Boy: I don’t want to do nothing or say nothing
That will ever, ever hurt nobody
Girl: And I don’t want to get nothing for doing something
’Till I give something to somebody

Boy: I just want to rise above, above that devil’s claw
And see God in every single man
Girl: I just want to spread joy like that little boy
Who once walked, walked this promised land

Both: And I’d love to be as heavy as Jesus
And I’d love to be as heavy as Jesus

Boy: I just gotta be someone, oh free someone
Lord, he loves everybody
Girl: And I’ve just got to feel something, a real something
Deep down inside for somebody

Boy: I’ll never satisfy, oh, this inner cry
Until I give my everything
Girl: Oh, and I will live my whole life through just helping you and you
For the joy, for the joy that it will bring

Both: And I’d love to be as heavy as Jesus
And I’d love to be as heavy as Jesus

(heavy as Jesus) Oh heavy as Jesus
(heavy as Jesus) Oh Lord now, heavy now
(heavy as Jesus) Oh heavy as Jesus
(heavy as Jesus) Oh now

(heavy as Jesus Christ)
(heavy as Jesus Christ)
(heavy as Jesus Christ)

And I’d love to be as heavy as Jesus
And I’d love to be as heavy as Jesus
And I’d love to be as heavy as Jesus
And I’d love to be as heavy as Jesus....

Many thanks to David Shadbolt @ The Stoney and Meatloaf pages for the rough versions and kind words.