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“Personal Jesus”
Depeche Mode cover by Eric John Kaiser
The Rye Room Sessions

I’ve just finished reading Johnny Cash biography. What a fascinating character. It was very moving to see that at the end of his life, although he was very ill, he was still working on recording songs with Rick Rubin for his American recordings albums. A lot of them were covers. Great adaptations. Those records are very inspiring to me.

I’ve been touring in the US for almost 10 years now. Often, I get asked to play some cover songs. When my friend, producer, and sound engineer, Matt Greco (who helped me with my album “Idaho“) opened his brand new studio “The Rye Room”, he asked me if I wanted to be the first one to do his “Rye Room Sessions” videos. I thought it could be a good opportunity to record some of those covers and share them with you guys. Johnny Cash’s version of Personal Jesus, Depeche Mode’s song, was outstanding. It inspired me to do the same but with more of an electric vibe to it.  Here is my version, I hope you like it. Listen below to see how it turned out. I also recorded songs from Leonard Cohen, Green Day and The Offspring

Music Video

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LYRICS TO THE SONG :

Your own personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who cares
Your own personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who’s there

Feeling unknown
And you’re all alone
Flesh and bone
By the telephone
Lift up the receiver
I’ll make you a believer

Take second best
Put me to the test
Things on your chest
You need to confess
I will deliver
You know I’m a forgiver

Reach out and touch faith
Reach out and touch faith

Your own personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who cares
Your own personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who’s there

Feeling unknown
And you’re all alone
Flesh and bone
By the telephone
Lift up the receiver
I’ll make you a believer
I will deliver
You know I’m a forgiver

Reach out and touch faith

Your own personal Jesus

Merci!

Eric John Kaiser
“French Troubadour”
http://www.ericjohnkaisermusic.com

“Merci beaucoup” also to: Matt Greco from the Rye Room in Portland, Oregon and to Kenton Waltz for making, filming and editing the music video.

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