Journey Member Jonathan Cain Claims Band’s Smash Don’t Stop Believin’ Is Actually About Jesus [VIDEO]

From the right wing Christian site Charisma News:

Jonathan Cain—songwriter and keyboard player for the band Journey—revealed on The Jim Bakker Show the Christian roots of the band’s biggest hit. His father imparted some Christian wisdom to him, including the phrase “Don’t Stop Believing.” He shares his testimony and performs the song live in this clip.

Cain is married to Trump “spiritual advisor” and scamvangelist Paula White (in the red dress), who recently earned national headlines for declaring that opposing Donald Trump is opposing “the hand of God,” and that “demons” attack Trump because they fear his Supreme Court appointments. White sells “resurrection seeds” for $1144, a price she claims was personally set by God.

According to Wikipedia, Don’t Stop Believin’ has sold more digital downloads than any single released in the 20th century. The track peaked on Billboard’s pop singles chart at #6 in 1981. Cain is listed as one of the song’s three co-writers, along with Steve Perry and Neal Schon. Last year Cain released a solo gospel album titled What God Wants To Hear.

  • kcken

    Well, at least it’s not IN YOUR FACE with the Jesus stuff.
    I personally take it as believe in yourself…

  • Randy Ellicott

    The great thing about art is that once the artist is done with it it has little to do with them. We can use our knowledge of their influences and what they have said about the piece to inform our opinion but we can have whatever reaction we want and it is valid. He thinks its about god, good for him, i have a feeling that most people dont share his view.

  • Stev84

    Thanks for ruining that song 🙁

    • Lizard

      That was my first thought too, but who gives a damn what the guy says? To me it’s still about believing in yourself, finding your own way, and not giving up.

      It doesn’t even make any sense. He’s probably retrofitting the moral to the song to score points with his wife’s crowd. (What does “a city boy in south Detroit taking a midnight train to anywhere” have to do with Jesus?)

      • Bluto

        Original lyrics were “A bronze age boy in Jerusalem taking the midnight donkey cart to Nazareth.”

  • another_steve

    I think Jim Morrison’s “Light My Fire” is also about Jesus. /s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deB_u-to-IE

    • Lizard

      Says who? (Not a snarky answer. Literally, who told you this?)

      • another_steve

        Mary Mother of God told me.

    • BobSF_94117

      As told from the perspective of the soon-to-be burning bush…

  • Adam Stevens

    Also, Like A Virgin was about Mary.

    • Capritaur

      Even Like A Virgin can be much more easily interpreted as born-again Christian message than this song.

    • Megrim Twist

      Suddenly I feel touched for the very first time.

      • Treant

        You still remember that?

    • Rex

      Please, Poppa don’t preach.

      • Anastasia Beaverhousen

        That Mary, just a Material Girl.

        • bambinoitaliano

          She lied about the immaculate conception and the dumb ass Joseph bought it.

    • IS IT about Mary? How?

      I made it through the wilderness
      Somehow I made it through
      Didn’t know how lost I was
      Until I found you
      I was beat
      Incomplete
      I’d been had, I was sad and blue
      But you made me feel
      Yeah, you made me feel
      Shiny and new
      Hoo, Like a virgin
      Touched for the very first time
      Like a virgin
      When your heart beats
      Next to mine
      Gonna give you all my love, boy
      My fear is fading fast
      Been saving it all for you
      ‘Cause only love can last
      You’re so fine
      And you’re mine
      Make me strong, yeah you make me bold
      Oh your love thawed out
      Yeah, your love thawed out
      What was scared and cold
      Like a virgin, hey
      Touched for the very first time
      Like a virgin
      With your heartbeat
      Next to mine
      Whoa
      Whoa, ah
      Whoa
      You’re so fine
      And you’re mine
      I’ll be yours
      ‘Till the end of time
      ‘Cause you made me feel
      Yeah, you…

      • Rex

        It’a actually about me and my last Grindr hook-up.

        • JW Swift

          Waiting patiently for the video…

    • edrex

      a favorite line from bette middler in reference to madonna (paraphrased to the best of my poor memory) — “like a virgin? ha! the only thing she’ll do like a virgin is give birth in a stable.”

      • David Walker

        Great bit in “Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal.” Joshua (Jesus was a Greek name or something) embarrasses himself and the host says, “What’s the matter with you?” and Joshua answers, “Well,yes, actually.”

    • bambinoitaliano
      • seant426

        That reminds me, I have tuna salad in the fridge. 😂

    • seant426

      I need a Pepsi. 😂

  • Rex

    Jesus was born and raised in South Detroit?
    Who knew?

    • JoeMyGod

      Steve Perry has said that he was embarrassed to learn that “south Detroit” is actually Windsor, Ontario. He tried “north Detroit” but says it didn’t feel right.

      • Gustav2

        There is a Southeastern High School in Detroit. It is north of Windsor.

        • Rex

          Jesus was on the track team. Nailed the high jump.

          • Rex

            Swim team captain too, walked right across the pool.

          • edrex

            and homecoming King of the Jews.

          • Lazycrockett

            Having stigmata wouldn’t really benefit him if he was actually swimming.

          • bambinoitaliano

            Too many put their faith in the hands of Jesus not realizing he got holes on both of his palms.

          • In his wrists, the palms thing is just another religious lie that keeps on going.

          • edrex

            don’t you mean nailed TO the high jump?

          • LatrinaDiBucca

            Jesus was captain of the cross-country team.

        • Rex

          Jesus also excelled in wood shop, no doubt.

          • DumbHairyApe

            And he excelled at wine making/viticulture program.
            Though, he hung out with a pretty weird crowd.

          • David Walker

            In “Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff,” Joseph thought Joshua (“Jesus” is a Greek name and also the room service guy in a hotel) would do better if he apprenticed with Biff’s father, a stone mason.

      • AmeriCanadian

        We Detroiters call all parts south “downriver”.

      • danolgb

        A bit like Kim Wilde and “east California” in Kids in America.

        • kaydenpat

          What was “east California”?

          • danolgb

            Literally nothing. That’s why it’s so strange.

            “New York to east California
            There’s a new wave coming, I warn ya”

          • kaydenpat

            Lol!! Ok.

          • Beagle

            Daddy was a cop on the east side of Chicago.

          • Chris Harami

            I grew up in the eastern part of California..it is Trump country!
            gag

          • MDixon34

            I would consider the 395 corridor (Big Pine/Lone Pine/Independence/Bishop/Mammoth) “east California”.

          • Chris Harami

            I grew up in the hwy 49 corridor-Mother Lode/Sierra Foothills/Gold Country…western side of the Sierra, but still eastern side of the state!

          • MDixon34

            I lived in Folsom for a year (not the prison) so I know that area. I kinda think of the Sierra as the dividing line. Technically Blythe or Needles along the Colorado River are the furthest eastern cities in the state.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Windsor was called the armpit of Canada once.

        • AmeriCanadian

          That title goes to Hamilton now.

          • prixator

            Have you been to Hamilton lately? It’s actually quite lovely there now (in large part).

            I think it’s improved mainly because housing prices in Toronto have pushed a lot of creative types out of there to nearby cities, including Hamilton.

          • AmeriCanadian

            I confess that I’ve only driven through on the 403 and QEW. I’m glad it’s improving.

        • Reality.Bites

          Sadly, the days of such lofty heights are long gone.

      • Off Topic: Joe, read this:

        New article reveals “ex-gay” activist Michael Glatze left his church, changed his name, moved back to San Francisco, identifies as bisexual, hates evangelical Christianity, and suffers from mental issues:

        http://www.thepinkhumanist.com/articles/335-the-tragic-tale-of-michael-glatze

        Do you think Charisma and other right-wing Christian websites will retract their articles about Glatze and the movie “I am Michael”?

      • Tom000

        There actually is an area that locals call “East Detroit”. If you live south of Detroit, the area is called “Down River” by locals.

      • JCF

        It’s true! One of the few places in the (mainland) U.S., where Canada is SOUTH. [Windsor, Ontario. Home of Tunnel Barbeque. Mmmmmmm…]

    • Gustav2

      Who knew Jesus was just a small town girl?

      • FAEN

        Living in a lonely world too.

        • Lizard

          And why would Jesus need to take a midnight train to anywhere? Can’t he teleport or something? #falsemessiah

          • DumbHairyApe

            He floats.

          • Tiger Quinn

            We all do down here.

          • bambinoitaliano

            That was before he went through Terrigenesis.

          • Ken Clark

            Who’s she?

          • Reality.Bites

            You’re confusing our lord with Star Lord.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4c3a784d4f330dcbf4ee2572e17cdee13a4e656439fd8b84a4e9003d885fd500.png

            I don’t think he can teleport either, but, hey, Chris Pratt shirtless.

          • Lars Littlefield

            Why . . . who is that nice-looking gentleman? I’m asking for a friend. A friend that lives in my trousers. 😜

          • Reality.Bites

            That’s Chris Pratt, star of Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World and Passengers.

            I recall reading he and his wife have recently split, so he may need comforting.

          • Lars Littlefield

            He’s so . . . so . . . well, he is.

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          • blkaladdin

            Yeah what a bunch of crock. I loved Journey but it would appear that Cain is saying this to be on good hands with the Trump folks. So I guess Jesus was a girl… Amazing the crap you hear out of these people that claim God sent them something. They obviously do not know the Bible all too well then

          • crystal alsbrook

            The song is about a boy and a girl.
            “City BOY, born and raised in South Detroit”.

            I think you all are taking the lyrics literally? Seems there is some other texts people seem to do this with? Hmmmmm….. 🤔

          • Every time I hear that song I yell “There IS no South Detroit!” There used to be a city called East Detroit but they changed the name to Eastpointe.
            In 20 plus years of actually living in the city I never heard anybody refer to the south part of Detroit as anything but downriver…or facetiously Windsor

          • perversatile

            ”If I had a black light, this place would
            look like a Jackson Pollock painting”
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N5rqF25y9I

          • MountainBoy

            I cliked that “see more” button, but his pants stayed on.

          • joeyj1220

            now that’s a nailing I could get behind

          • Beagle

            Did the midnight train go to Georgia?

      • Rex

        Only on weekends at the cabaret.

      • Treant

        Who liked hopping trains.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Gurl gotta start somewhere.

      • jerry

        No…that was Mary Magdalen.

    • DumbHairyApe

      Jesus was, but his parents were from Mexico, so the entire family was deported yesterday.

    • bambinoitaliano

      He took the midnight train to Georgia according to the Pips.

      • prixator

        Woo-wooo!

    • Reality.Bites

      Don’t be silly. Jesus was a small-town girl, livin’ in a lonely world.

      • Mickey Bitsko

        Harry Nilsson guessed the lord must be in New York City, though he didn’t say he was born there.

        • Reality.Bites

          Perhaps he was born between the moon and New York City.

          And he was the best that Arthur could do.

          • Beagle

            And Arthur was a Boy from New York City.

    • boatboy_srq

      And one presumes the small town girl is Magdalene…

      Do we want to know what they were doing in a place that reeked of smoke, wine and cheap perfume? Or was that the marriage feast at Cana?

    • Eli

      Jesus was Canadian? That’s South Detroit.

    • YOOHOO JEEZU!
      “You’re so vain
      You probably think this song is about you
      You’re so vain, I’ll bet you think this song is about you, don’t you??https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j13oJajXx0M

    • Pauline Cuellar

      Lmao

    • EastEndDefender

      It’s possible since south Detroit is Canada.

  • crewman

    Maybe that was the intent, but I just re-read the lyrics, and there is nothing in the song to indicate that. It is much more natural that it is about not giving up hope. If they meant it to be a subtle religious song they kind of failed.

    • Lizard

      I call shenanigans. He’s retrofitting the actual song to a moral for points with his wife’s crowd.

      • m_lp_ql_m

        Not that xians ever do that.

      • kaydenpat

        Exactly. Trying to grift along with his hustling wife.

    • Treant

      Lyrics: http://www.metrolyrics.com/dont-stop-believin-lyrics-journey.html

      I don’t see much that could even be twisted into religious allusion. A strict reading tells you it’s about interpersonal connection and specifically mentions types of people, all of them lonely and searching for a relationship.

      • David Walker

        I worked at a TV station that had a live show about people and events in the area. Usually the host, an old fart with name recognition, was clueless but went along with whomever the producer booked. One evening, a local cover band was booked and they did “Vehicle,” loudly and difficult to discern, although, true to the original song, “Great god almighty you know I love you” was sung without backup. After the song, the lead singer was invited to sit on the couch. I don’t remember the conversation, but the host opined something about rock and roll being loud and vulgar, but at least this song came back to a religious viewpoint, “Great God Almighty, you know I love You.” The singer’s face registered terror, as if he were supposed to say something. The crew and audience fought to keep laughter at bay. And the name-recognizable clueless old fart, satisfied that he’d made a goodly observation, introduced the next guest. As far as I know, nothing was ever said, at least to the host.

        • Treant

          Oh, dear. Definitely get N-RCOF a copy of the lyrics *before* they sing. Because frankly, any song that mentions having candy and getting into a car cannot possibly be a religion-affirming image.

          Well, maybe for fundies and Catholic priests, as we’ve found out, but…

          • David Walker

            I don’t know if the producer ever made the N-RCOF uncomfortable on purpose. Make fun of him? The producer, who was told he would producer the series, was the gayest straight guy I have ever known and I wouldn’t put it past him if he’d slip a goody in from time to time. His sense of humor, pranks, and jokes stopped short of being cruel. Embarrass on air? Passive-aggressively. The problem was that I was working the show and didn’t care for the N-RCOF, so I don’t know what the producer may have pulled just because he was bored.

  • margaretpoa

    Just another reason to loath Journey. As if Steve Perry wasn’t enough.

  • The Sentinel
    • Harveyrabbit

      Don’t stop Perspiiiiiring!

      • bambinoitaliano

        The lies has to be dissipated somewhere.

  • Talisman

    One has to wonder just what sins in which this “rock star” has indulged.

  • Duh-David

    And The Star-Spangled Banner is about fried chicken.

    • Paula

      What??? I thought is was about fresh croissants.

    • Treant

      It’s about eye surgery, actually.

      “Jose, can you see?”

  • AmeriCanadian

    Good gawd…next you’ll be hearing that “Oops!…I did it again” by Britney Spears is really about the power of prayer. The crazy never stops does it?

    • Adam King

      And “Like a Virgin” is all about the Annunciation.

    • jerry

      I think it’s about Catholic confessionals.

      • AmeriCanadian

        YES! Way better interpretation!!!

  • JoeMyGod

    Paula White is Cain’s fourth wife and he is her third husband.

    • Tulle Christensen

      Someone remind me what Jesus said about divorce? I cannot seem to remember

      • Stev84

        Neither do they

      • OdieDenCO

        why would Jesus say anything about divorce when he was born of Mary’s first marriage not her marriage to Joseph?

      • kaydenpat

        Not to do it.

    • Rex

      Don’t stop re’marryin’

      • kaydenpat

        Lol!! Don’t worry. They won’t.

    • FAEN

      So much sanctity of marriage.

    • bambinoitaliano

      My head hurts doing this type of Christian math. Thanks Kim Davis!

    • Joseph Miceli

      Jesus sure hates adulterers…but don’t stop believing (Paula has to pay some bills!)

    • seant426

      Don’t stop divorcin’ otherwise I’d never get laaaaaaiiiiidddddd!!!!!

  • Lazycrockett

    Wha? Debbie Boone was busy?

    • Lakeview Bob

      LOL. I use to like the song You Light Up my Life until I learned about it’s meaning and then it was ruined. I guess the same will now be true of Don’t Stop Believin.

  • DreadPikathulhu

    One of my fondest memories is the night of the 2012 election, when Barack Obama was reelected and Washington state voted to recognize same-sex marriages and legalize marijuana. We were out in the streets on Capitol Hill and “Don’t Stop Believing” came on over the sound system that someone had set up. The dancing went on all night.

    It seems like another world now.

  • Craig C

    Worst band’s worst song ever made worse.

    • Lizard

      Eh. I like it in a corny, schmultzy 1980s kinda way.

      • Treant

        I’m with you on this one. It’s like Huey Lewis and the News. They sucked, but…well, it was that or Madonna for the thousandth time.

      • The_Wretched

        to each their own

  • Rambie

    Like I needed another reason to hate Journey more

    • Joseph Miceli

      I love Journey…now Styx….whooooo…synthesizers on steroids. Not my favorite.

      • kaydenpat

        Still love Journey. Cain is crazy though.

        • Joseph Miceli

          Agreed

      • Beagle

        My brother loved Styx. He loved playing Styx albums. Loud. While I was trying to sleep.

        Still can’t stand most of their work.

    • Dramphooey

      I liked Journey. Here, go on a journey with Journey to find Jesus Christ. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdj8APyqvqw

  • edrex

    i’ve been saying this since the 8th grade: ” ‘Journey’ sucks.”

    • Rambie

      Ramen brother!

  • Boy Elvis

    I guess someone snorted / shot up all of his Journey profits, so he’s got to sell out to scummy felon televangelists. Pitiful.

    • Tawreos

      He’ll probably make more money and do it easier this way than he did before.

  • Duh-David

    “Don’t Stop Believin’ has sold more *digital* downloads than any single released in the 20th century.” Because of Brad Falchuk and Glee introducing Journey to a whole new generation.

  • The_Wretched

    Does trump’s spiritual advisor prevent him from lay on hands?

    • Tawreos

      If she did then she wouldn’t be his spiritual adviser

      • The_Wretched

        She looks like she’s into humiliation.

        • Tawreos

          Obviously, she married into Journey and works for Trump.

  • Paula

    I knew there was a reason that I don’t own any Journey music.. This is it!!!!!
    Thanks, Jonathan! You cleared that up nicely.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Lying beside you, here in your bed, feeling your hard on to mine. So now I cum into you so open wide….At least that’s how I interpret that song. To each his own 😛

    • Treant

      I like yours better.

  • barrixines

    It was worth wearing a “Disco Sucks” badge for this?

  • HZ81

    We all think the song is cute because the ’80s or the Sopranos, but it still blows and Journey was pretty awful. Really, anyone not through with it after the first 30 seconds?

    • alguien

      journey was pretty awful.

  • Ninja0980

    I wonder if he knows how many times the hubby and I made love to this song.

  • Jefe5084

    OK. That’s why Journey’s ditties sounded like fingernails scraping a chalkboard (if anyone remembers chalkboards). Made my ears hurt. More painful even, than John Denver’s voice.

  • bambinoitaliano
    • Treant

      Now here’s a song that’s clearly about dodging taxes via loopholes.

    • sfbob

      “Fuck me in the ass cuz I love Jeezus!”

      Words to live by.

      That would probably have been a better title.

  • So was Buddy Christ, LOL.

    Seems it was about belief that you could attach anything religious to.

  • SoCalGal20

    If this guy makes it through confirmation (yes, I know he will) well…

    https://twitter.com/wildonnelly/status/901100786003968000

    • barrixines

      A UFO came at him at 5000mph? Gravitational pull.

    • bambinoitaliano
    • Adam King

      Colonel Sanders got all swolled up.

    • kaydenpat

      Lol. My sides! So how come it never hit him or took him up for experiments? Where the hell is Trump finding these deranged people?

      • seant426

        The same way elevators can’t take him up. 😂

      • Reality.Bites

        Anal probe couldn’t get through the 10 inch deep ass crack.

        • kaydenpat

          They needed to try harder.

  • Todd

    A singer in a smoky room
    A smell of wine and cheap perfume
    For a smile they can share the night

    When hearing that, of course the first thing that comes to mind is Jesus. What else could it mean?

    • Rex

      The night he met Mary Magdalene.

      • Todd

        “A smell of wine (that was water moments before) and frankincense” doesn’t have the same rhythmic appeal.

    • DumbHairyApe

      There’s been more than one time I’ve walked into a room with that description and said “Sweet Jesus, look at him!”

  • worstcultever

    I hated this song even on Glee.

    Also, I thought Grumpy Cat and I sorted this out the other day.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8cbee027e79743e2a2a7ecaca587c3449115487353c498018a8b4bcc992fca1d.jpg

    • another_steve

      Some criticized the music on Glee because it was so auto-tuned, but I thought the music was great.

      Let’s relive, now, that fabulous moment: “Teenage Dream.”
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr1p7BvCQ0U

      • Joseph Miceli

        Ugh. NOT a fan. I guess my inner homophobia shows, but every time I watch glee I’m uncomfortable.

        • PickyPecker

          Anytime I saw it, I was just bored.

        • Rambie

          For me it was that they were too young (setting of a High School) for my tastes.

          • Joseph Miceli

            That was a factor , but Chris Colfer gets on my nerves .that and the autotune just turned me right off

        • another_steve

          The final season was a flop imo because they made the critical error of moving too heavily toward storyline. They should have stayed focused on the music and the dance choreography.

          I think the series, in general, was brilliant. It showcased an amazingly diverse set of characters – all the more amazing as the show aired on Fox.

          • Joseph Miceli

            Auto tune .
            I actually would’ve followed it if it hadn’t been for that . To this day I still don’t know if those kids can sing .

        • Reality.Bites
        • Friday

          Only saw it once or twice but the only uncomfortable thing was how it entirely failed to resemble high school, at least high school when I was there. 🙂

          • Reality.Bites

            In the end, I feel glee was largely giving a fantasy high school to middle aged gay men. A good deal of the music, the guest stars were utterly unknown to anyone under 40. And most of us here are too young to have had anything like what should be a normal high school life – openly who we were and openly dating and having our hearts broken.

            And who’d have ever thought that having Jeb Bush as President and Sue Sylvester as VP would turn out to be a feel-good fantasy?

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z56dIQRD4II

      • Reality.Bites

        Pretty sure we’re never going to have to worry about Katy Perry or Darren Criss claiming THIS one was really about Jeebus!

    • kaydenpat

      It’s an uplifting song. Always loved it. Sorry Grumpy Cat. You really need to lighten the hell up.

  • SoCalGal20

    This is just beyond despicable. Border Patrol needs to be stopped.

    https://twitter.com/aclu/status/901100286298730496

    https://twitter.com/aclu/status/901100392624398336

  • Bryan

    Good to know I don’t need to start looking for classic Journey on vinyl…

  • Colonel Panic

    Cain’s bandmate Neal Schon isn’t happy about the Trump connection.
    https://www.spin.com/2017/08/journey-donald-trump-tension/

    • kaydenpat

      It’s disappointing.

  • Matt

    For some reason, I don’t believe that claim whatsoever. Guess that means I never started believin’?

  • BeaverTales

    Cain is married to Trump “spiritual advisor” and scamvangelist Paula White

    It never ceases to amaze me: the things most men (gay or str8) will do and say for sex and social status. I’m guessing she has rebranded everything good in his life (including herself) as a gift from magic Jebus, but this interpretation of the lyrics is the thing that will make her the most money….so he’ll milk it for every cent he can to dump into her bank account and her stature as a Trump surrogate.

  • Jmdintpa

    they sucked back then….and they suck harder now. their music sounded like two soretail tomcats tied together and thrown over a clothes line. horrid.

  • Reality.Bites

    Only fair to point out, though, that it owes its success as a digital download to Adam Sandler’s Wedding Singer and Glee.

    Until 1998, when a string quartet provided the soundtrack for Adam Sandler being left at the altar in “The Wedding Singer,” dusting off the song for the first time in more than a decade. While seven other movies and more than a dozen television shows would borrow it, including the cliffhanging series finale of the Sopranos, no one sent the song into the stratosphere quite like the harmonic and hormonal misfits of “Glee.”

    Adam Anders is Glee’s executive music producer, who says the show’s creators originally wanted Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida” to be the pilot episode’s killer closer, but were denied permission to use it. The rest, Anders says, is Gleek history.

    “Why would Journey take such a chance on something that nobody had any idea if it would succeed?” asks Axelrod.

    “Maybe it was the premise,” says Anders. “You know, the underdog… But obviously something struck a chord with them, and they let us have the song. And I’m so glad they did because I don’t think any other song could have done for Glee was ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ did.”

    That boulevard is a two-way street. After Glee’s premiere, Journey saw an 87 percent spike in sales. And the Glee cast version of “Don’t Stop” has sold over one million downloads – making it their best-selling song.

    So Don’t Stop Believing is a song famous for being sung by a Canadian, two gay guys, a black woman, an Asian woman and a Jewish-Italian woman.

    We didn’t steal the rainbow, but we sure as fuck stole this one and they’re not getting it back.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FaJshIWdpU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev_1hA097VY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfyJ4Gjl1O0

    • Lazycrockett

      The pilot was so damn good, but lord did the show just fall apart after the first season.

  • shellback

    That’s disappointing. I thought they’d be raptured by the eclipse by now. Sad.

  • Lazycrockett
    • PickyPecker

      Wait. I thought we were going to bomb them. SAD! LOW ENERGY!

      • Lazycrockett

        Im still trying to figure out why we are even involved in Venezuela to begin with.

        • djcoastermark

          Oil. oil. oil, and some natural gas thrown in to. Remember when Hugo C paid for peoples gas bills in NYC a few years back ?

          • Friday

            And drug war.

  • Sporkfighter

    Journey always sucked . . . if I wanted to hear that much whining, I’d work in a preschool.

  • Dagoril

    I’m not buying it. Any Jeebus reference in that song is so far in the closet it’s in Narnia.

    “You Light Up My Life,” however, really was about Jeebus.

  • denbear00

    Please, please, just stop believing.

  • m_lp_ql_m

    I wonder what his brother Jonathan Abel thinks.

  • Ken M

    Based on the song’s lyrics, what exactly is it that the “streetlight people” should never “stop believing” in?

    • Natty Enquirer

      That they can become stars after just a few more tricks.

  • Dramphooey

    Jesus Christ killed Tony Soprano?

  • Adam King

    I don’t care what that stupid song was supposed to be about. If you want to deliver a message, don’t write obscure doggerel lyrics.

    • Treant

      Daddy, why did you eat my fries?
      I bought them, and they were mine.
      But you ate them, yeah, you ate my fries…
      And I cried, but you didn’t see me cry.

      Daddy,
      Do you even love me?
      Well, I wish you’d show it,
      ‘Cause I wouldn’t know it.

      What kind of dad eats his daughter’s fries,
      And doesn’t even look her in the eyes?
      Daddy, there were tears there.
      If you saw them would you even care?

    • Friday

      Really it’s just one band member having gone Fundie and tying to retroactively Borg a *good* song which clearly has nothing to do with his Christianist nonsense. It’s not like his wife’s audience is exactly full of lit crit majors. 🙂

  • Charlie

    and the crazy just keeps on comin’…

  • 2patricius2

    I like this song better – theme of Bill Clinton’s campaign: https://youtu.be/AgwRYjDhK_E

  • Lazycrockett
    • Lars Littlefield

      Y el hecho de que muchos de nosotros que vivimos aquí hablan español.

  • Pip

    The lyrics that scream nearer my god to thee the most of course are:

    Workin’ hard to get my fill
    Everybody wants a thrill
    Payin’ anything to roll the dice
    Just one more time

  • Natty Enquirer

    That’s funny. I thought it was about prostitution and ennui.

  • kaydenpat

    Dang it!! I love Journey. Had no idea that any of them were married to that crazy hustler. Disappointing!

  • Lars Littlefield

    Journey? Journey! Ross Valroy (Journey’s base guitarist) continuously coughed crap all over me on a flight from Tuscon to LA. He had pertussis AKA whopping cough. No joke, A week later I had pertussis. I almost died. I spent 24 hours sitting upright in an emergency room with IVs of “magic” potion pumping into my collapsing veins. Then there was the $500 of exotic antibiotics that my insurance would not cover that I had to gulp down for two weeks to fight off the bacterial pneumonia the pertussis left in its wake.

    So fuck Journey and their mediocre music!! Fuck them till they bleed. And Ross Valroy? I hope you’re suffering eternal pain in hell! (obvioulsy, this is persona)

  • CB

    Well, now that I know this, I’ll return to the church.

  • Albert Ross

    Who knew that Journey could suck any more than they had already?

  • AJD

    I don’t think I’ve ever been this happy to be someone who really fucking hates Journey.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      I never especially liked them, but I didn’t really hate them either. Their music to me was always just kind of background noise that I didn’t notice until somebody pointed it out. I do remember being a little surprised that “Don’t Stop Believing” was so popular at the time it came out, since I thought it was just kind of meh.

  • Eric Mory

    Old music joke:
    Q: What’s the difference between Gospel and R&B music?
    A: One says “Oh, Jesus!” and the other says “Oh Baby!” and the rest is the same.

  • Lisa l.

    I was taught ” If you don’t have anything nice to say – Don’t say anything “…..So as for this article, my opinion is……….SILENCE……….SILENCE………SILENCE……….SILENCE…….
    Followed by laughter.

  • If there was anything to this Christian crap, they wouldn’t have to put so much effort in to trying to keep people believing it.

  • Girlgoon

    You just ruined one of my favorite songs and favorite bands for me

  • Michael Hampton

    Eew!

  • scorpiomike

    Jesus Fucking Christ….ruins everything. I will have a hard time enjoying this song now that it has the stink of organized nutjob religion BS.

  • Daveed_WOW

    I heard a rumor that this guy is causing a major rift in the band and may stop them from embarking on a lucrative tour. The rest of the band does not want to be associated with the Alt-Right and religious ripoff artists.

    PS: Even a casual look at the lyrics proves that this guy is just a big liar. Bearing false witness is a Top Ten sin.

    • David Walker

      Gee. Why would that be? You’d think an alt-right religious metal band would be a natural moneymaker.

  • And to think Geoff’s wife can’t even pay her phone bill.

  • boatboy_srq

    Sigh. Another fond memory of youth, besmirched and then squashed like a bug.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Fond memory: Philly, 09/26/81. I was front row center in front of a crowd of 90,000, and Journey was opening for the Stones.

      My middle finger swayed in the air to the Na-Na-Na-Na-Nas in Journey’s “Lovin’ Touchin’, Squeezin”.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Well, that’s another song to never ever be played again in this domicile.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    And all this time we thought Steve Perry was the dick.

  • DevineBovine

    White men can’t dance

  • Alexander Stallwitz
  • cleos_mom

    Other than the title, it’s difficult to see the connection.

    https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/journey/dontstopbelievin.html

  • Hanwi

    Awww damn, I really like journey…..fuck me….back to bon jovi I guess.

  • Nancy Rose Malone

    l oppose TRUMP so will not support Journey!

  • Michael Shiver

    Why the criticism? The man was part of one of the greatest rock bands ever …Steve Perry and Cain were great together and Journey was never better ..If he wants it to be about Jesus more power to him…He is just following his heart …Successful men change and don’t stay the same, and I don’t mean by monetary value ..

    • Reality.Bites

      Welcome to Disqus and your third post.

      Now go fuck yourself with a machete.

      • Michael Shiver

        Does that make you feel like a big man ? A keyboard crusader …Like the quote from that kid on South Park …That guys an ass wipe…lmao…Go find someone else to antagonize…

    • Tammy Rainey

      if he wanted to be about Jesus he wouldn’t be within 50 miles of the fuckers in that photo with him, including his wife.

  • Halou

    It must burn him up inside to know that this is what younger people remember when they hear the song. Glee with it’s diverse casting and addressing relevant issues.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYi5aISmXN8

  • Lawerence Collins
  • TheManicMechanic

    Cain has the Jesus cancer and it’s been eating at his brain increasingly in recent years.

  • Taylor Sheppard

    Jesus.

  • ted-

    A little off tune… Steve Perry was better at it.

  • bobbybear.i.am

    I always hated Journey after Jonathan Cain joined. I don’t think the original keyboard player got along well with Steve Perry so that’s why Cain joined.

  • Eric Jackson

    Of course he’s gonna say the songs about jeebus…he loves jeebus now that his wife is making a killing scamming people using “God” and bringing home a check as opposed to spending all his cash….lol

  • netxtown

    Well, if we’re gonna do the jeebus thing…let’s do it with one of our own…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yyOMq0xr5Y&ytbChannel=str1903

  • Rick

    So a song that never mentions Jeebus is actually all about Jeebus?

  • gothambear

    Just go away – like Journey, no one ever wants to hear from you again…

  • Cat62

    I find ludacris that when I was going to many many Journey concerts…. I finally stopped believing when they fired Jeff Scott Soto…and was VERY close to one member of the band…. that Jon was regularly cheating on his wife and using Deen Castronovo to cover up for it…..I guess she wised up and dumped his sorry ass and now he’s married this charlatan? Kind of sounds like they deserve each other….

  • Cat62

    And given the fact that the band just about broke up recently over Jon and his wife and a couple other members of the band going to the White House, because Neal did not think the band should ever be connected to anything political or religious, I’m pretty effin sure Don’t Stop Believin wasn’t written about Jesus….

  • JCF

    “Cain is married to Trump “spiritual advisor” and scamvangelist Paula White”

    Ew! Ergo, Cain, you know NOTHING about Jesus then…

  • J Ascher

    No, it’s supposed to be: “Don’t! Stop Believing!”

  • Celya723

    Alright you guys – I scrolled down expecting to see a bunch of religious clowns scrabbling to’ve had the right seance confirming these details – instead I find the party crowd from Aux Cage aux Folles, well done gentlemen, well done!
    👏👏👏👏👏

  • EdA

    Maybe I’m just obtuse, but on actually reading the lyrics, instead of just listening to them, I have no idea how Jesus or Thor or the Great Pumpkin have anything to do with the sentiments of this song. Unless they are considered to be as mythical as South Detroit?

  • Tammy Rainey

    A. anything you say while making an intentional appearance with Jim Bakker can automatically be assumed to be bullshit;

    B. I have it on good authority that “Who’s Crying Now” is about chopping onions too.

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  • Jay Giels

    Yeah bullshit…he’s just saying that because he was invited to numb nuts show

  • Jacob

    My heart goes out to Pam Spaulding. Also I smashed my copy of the wall.

    • Jacob

      Of ‘Escape’ ON the Wall. That sounded, mistakenly, like. a Floyd slam.

  • John Asheton

    This chick is gross, and the dude from Journey must have banged his head.

  • crystal alsbrook

    Let me take a stab at this.
    Could it be that the song represents the emptiness, and loneliness people feel? They search to ease that and fill the void in their souls with fleshly desires? Only to STILL be empty? That only the love and acceptance of one’s creator can we be at peace in our Spiritual bodies?

  • Keith Campbell

    I Played that Johnathan Cain Album Backwards and I Heard The Devil Pleading “This Guy Sucks” And His Wife is a Jackyl Get me off this Record “”