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The Hours’ “Ali in the Jungle” is the latest get-your-blood-flowing song used in a buy-our-stuff Nike ad campaign.
And, since I’m such a sucker, I bought the track. It’s good, but the bridge offers an interesting lyric:
“The greatest comeback since Lazarus …”
Maybe the band needed an three-syllable word that ended in “s” there (after all, the two-syllable “Jesus” rhymes the same way); or maybe the thought of singing “Jesus” there would alienate people.
However, if people know the Lazarus story (which, by including the lyric, the band seems to make that assumption), wouldn’t they also know a bit about Jesus and his comeback?
Then again, some would argue that Jesus’ greatest comeback hasn’t happened. Yet
But you gotta admit raising himself from the dead … well, that’s a good one too.
The again, the band’s talking about this Lazarus …
Here’s the band’s video for the song: