"Jesus Died For Somebody's Sins, But Not Mine"

These are the opening lines of the opening song of Patti Smith’s 1975 classic record “Horses.” She cribbed some of the lyrics and song structure from Van Morrison when he was with Them but this first line is hers. They express her disillusionment with religion and she is expressing the general anti-religious sentiment of “punk.” So, why would we be giving space to such a provocative challenge to Jesus in church?! Well, we’re in the second week or our “Punk God” series, so listen to the song below and then drop in tomorrow at 10:30 and find out more. This is her performing the song on Saturday Night Live a few months after Horses was released.