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Tim Tebow’s ‘Jesus Christ Pose’ makes me think of Soundgarden’s classic tune (pic)

“And you stare at Tim in his Jesus Christ Pose”

 Not surprisingly — since essentially everything involving New York Jets quarterback seems to stir up something — Tim Tebow’s Christ-like pose that is featured in the September issue of GQ has generated quite a bit of controversy. But instead of speculating as to the likelihood that Tebow possesses delusions of Messianic tendencies — which is possible — perhaps the photo is simply an inadvertent reference to the Soundgarden classic from the album Badmotorfinger, “Jesus Christ Pose,” because it’s the first thing I thought of when I saw the now-controversial pic.

Even more interesting, if one reads the lyrics, one could arrive at the conclusion that they are extremely fitting for the subject and the theme of the photo. I did.

And you stare at me in your Jesus Christ pose
Arms held out like you’ve been carrying a load
And you swear to me you don’t want to be my slave
But you’re staring at me like I, like I need to be saved, saved
Like I need to be saved, saved

In your Jesus Christ pose
In your Jesus Christ pose

Arms held out, in your Jesus Christ pose
Thorns and shroud like it’s the coming of the lord
And I swear to you that I would never feed you pain
But you’re staring at me like I’m, like I’m driving the nails, nails
Like I’m driving the nails, nails
Like I’m driving the nails (Nails), nails (Nails), nails (Nails)
Like I’m driving the nails (Nails), nails

Jesus Christ pose, in your Jesus Christ pose

Arms held out, in your Jesus Christ pose
Thorns and shroud like it’s the coming of the lord
Would it paid you more to walk on water than to wear a crown of thorns
It wouldn’t pain me more to bury you rich than to bury you poor
(Poor) In your Jesus Christ pose
(Poor) In your Jesus Christ pose

Weird stuff, man. A stretch? Sure, but anytime I can reference a kick-ass Soundgarden song from way back when — even if it’s nothing more than a total reach — I’m going to do it.

Here: just enjoy the video:

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