Jesus of Rio

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Violent Femmes are an American alternative rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, initially active between 1980 and 1987, 1988 to 2009, and again in 2013. The band performed as a trio, including: singer, guitarist and songwriter Gordon Gano, bassist Brian Ritchie, and three drummers, Victor DeLorenzo (1980–1993 and 2002–2009), Guy Hoffman (1993–2002), and Brian Viglione (2013-present). more »


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1994
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Christ the Redeemer towering high over Rio
Rio de Janeiro, Rio
Where they held a summit to save the world
And to mark the time when development 
As traditionally understood-had failed
And the affluent North raping the South 
Investment from the North means
Economic bondage for the South
Under the burden of debt payments
I was with a whore in Copenhagan
Drinking eight hundred dollars worth of
Champagne in kroner
She came from Rio
We were trying to save the world
We did not get what we wanted
She wanted money
She did not get what she wanted
I missed my wife
I did not get what I wanted
Death sat on my lap
Death sits on all our laps
While Christ the Redeemer
Towers high over Rio
Rio de Janeiro. 
Rio

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Written by: GORDON GANO

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