Danny Gokey Understands Poor People, Jesus on New Excruciating Single


With so many viewers unfairly pigeonholing American Idol second runner-up Danny Gokey as self-important and holier-than-thou, Gokey himself is here to clear up the rumors and announce that he is universally important and holier-than-thou. His first single "It's Only" is flooding pink-and-purple fan blogs near you, and the results are unsavory. While Simon Cowell seemed to consider the 29-year-old singer a countrified Chris Daughtry, Gokey clearly considers himself a thick-belted hybrid of Tracy Chapman and Amy Grant. Because not only does Gokey invoke Jesus's name, he bemoans the strife of poor people all over the country. He preaches it after the jump.

And he rips off Sinead O'Connor (or Prince, actually) with that opening line, too. Nothing compares 2 delirious narcissism.

Full lyrics:

"It's been 18 months and 14 Days

Bobby can't get him a job

Repo man's gonna take his van I hear

Bobby's giving up on God

He needs a hand up and not a hand out

Hey, everybody's gotta suffer

Don't worry, don't worry

It's only my brother

Where is that poverty line

I've never really seen it

Look around I'm doing fine

I'm not really sure I believe it

On the other side of town schools are falling down

But me I'm riding in style

Don't worry, don't worry

It's only a child

There's a homeless woman with a shopping cart

Living on the street

Lord knows she can't come in here where the pretty people meet

We're all dressed in our Sunday best

And she smiles when she sees us

Don't worry

It's only Jesus

There's a face in the mirror

A man that I can be

Lord, won't you open my eyes

Won't you help me see

A hungry child needs more than a piece of bread

Brother needs a job to get ahead

And the homeless need a place to lay their head

And as much as I've been giving

I could never give enough

Don't worry

It's only love

It's only love

When you're lonely, cold and empty

Only one thing to fill you up

And it's only, and it's only, and it's only

It's only love."

I can't wait to mutter, "Don't worry, it's only Jesus," the next time I break into Kirk Cameron's house.


  • stolidog says:

    And as much as I’ve been giving
    I could never give enough
    Somebody shoot him

  • Randy says:

    Cynical much? Just because someone is trying to be inspirational doesn't mean they are "holier than thou".
    Didn't you read the lyrics you posted? He says near the end "No matter how much I've been given, I can never give enough". Doesn't sound like a bad sentiment to me. And I see this song as more socially challenging than religious.
    Artistically, its a beautiful song vocally, and instrumentally.
    Good job Danny Gokey, I think many people are going to like this.

  • Daft Clown says:

    Dude looks like a lady.

  • buzz says:

    I honestly didn't think I could dislike him any more.
    thanks for proving me wrong Movieline!

  • Jamie says:

    "Treacly"? Yes, I think "treacly" is the word.

  • JFC says:

    He's such an insufferable douche.

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