Peter, Paul & Mary - Jesus On The Wire Lyrics

Run-down church, red clay

River covered in a smoky haze

Sunday morning, the fires out

Sunday morning, no one about

The earth is soft, this time of year

Boots get caked from there to here

Down the road, route 25

Found this boy barely alive

 

 

(Chorus) Jesus is on the wire

So far away, higher and higher

 

 

Took him down, off a fence

Cold as ice, almost dead

They said that he slept with guys

They said that he was gonna die

 

 

(Chorus) Jesus is on the wire

So far away, higher and higher