Concrete Blonde - Jonestown Lyrics




Sheep are running scared tonight
The cows are coming home
They cling together terrified
Afraid to be alone

The bees are buzzing around the queen
Waiting for a word
The ? are ? the scene?
Collectively absurd

They're looking for Jesus
They're looking for more
Just what are they looking up here to me for
They're looking for someone
They're looking for Christ
They're looking for some human sacrifice
It looks like Jonestown again
It looks like Jonestown
It looks like Jonestown again
It looks like Jonestown

They don't know who to run to
They don't know where to go
Unless you tell them what to think
They don't know what they know

Repeating the commercial
Something they have heard
From someone not they someone else
Somebody good with words

I think they're looking for an answer
They're looking for more
Just what are they looking up here to me for
They're looking for Jesus
They're looking for Christ
They're looking for some human sacrifice
It looks like Jonestown again
It looks like Jonestown again
It looks like Jonestown again
It looks like Jonestown again

They're looking for an answer
They're looking for more
Just what are you looking up here to me for
They're looking for Jesus
They're praying for Christ
They're looking for some human sacrifice
It looks like Jonestown
It looks like Jonestown
It looks like Jonestown
It looks like Jonestown
Jonestown
Jonestown





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Concrete Blonde Jonestown Comments
  1. Adam Turner

    Amazing song. Amazing band. Amazing woman. ❌

  2. Paul Zakrzewski

    Where's Reverend Wright? Scrubbed by the UTube POS's.....
    The real song... the original....Wake Up America! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOEDFO5wsOQ

  3. John Smith

    Don't talk about Father like that.

  4. The Hate Factory

    I literally just realised that this song made me an atheist at 10yrs old tyty

  5. Grandpa Kardashian

    Haven't heard this since cocaine.

  6. WORMWOOD2082 Cook

    WELCOME TO YOUR FUTURE.....NOWDAYZ

  7. robynsegg

    OMG! I just realized that this is where Pam Poovey from Archer got this reference. Dang! And I am JUST noticing this! LOL!

  8. lloyd duchesne

    Sheep are running scared tonight
    The cows are coming home
    They cling together terrified
    Afraid to be alone
    The bees are buzzing loud and clear
    Waiting for a word
    The ? are ? the scene?
    Collectively absurd
    They're looking for Jesus
    They're looking for more
    Just what are they looking up here to me for
    They're looking for someone
    They're looking for Christ
    They're looking for some human sacrifice
    It looks like Jonestown again
    It looks like Jonestown
    It looks like Jonestown again
    It looks like Jonestown
    They don't know who to run to
    They don't know where to go
    Unless you tell them what to think
    They don't know what they know
    Repeating the commercial
    Something they have heard
    From someone not they someone else
    Somebody good with words
    I think…

    Christine Shinall

    World legacy....

  9. Lucky Man Altimori - Official Channel

    Lo que esta haciendo es criticar las falsas iglesias apostatas de Guillermo Maldonado y todo lo que sea ''iglesia de Dios Honduras'' o Guatemala, etc

  10. João Claudio

    Há uns 25 anos que não via a versão sem cortes

  11. mysocalledknife07

    One of my favorite CB tunes. Stellar performance by the entire band.

  12. KurtCobaya

    Gracias.

  13. Indegruv

    great find

  14. David Turner

    Great song, was it about old Rev Jim Jones cool aid cocktails?

    robynsegg

    I believe so... so sad, those poor people. 😭

    Tom K

    The album version starts with sound clips of Jim Jones ranting, so it's definitely based on that. But the chorus makes me wonder if it doesn't have a deeper meaning:
    They're looking for Jesus
    They're looking for more
    Just what are they looking up here to me for
    They're looking for someone
    They're looking for Christ
    They're looking for some human sacrifice
    It looks like Jonestown again.
    Is it about Ms. Napolitano's dismay about the audience looking to her f
    or answers or something else that she simply can't provide? I obviously don't know for certain, but it's something to think about.