Bobby Bare - Dropkick Me Jesus Lyrics

Dropkick me, Jesus, through the goal posts of life
End over end, neither left nor to right
Straight through the heart of them, righteous up rights
Dropkick me, Jesus, through the goal posts of life

Make me, oh, make me, Lord, more than I am
Make me a piece in Your master game plan
Free from the earthly tem pestion below
I've got the will, Lord, if You got the toe

Dropkick me, Jesus, through the goal posts of life
End over end, neither left nor to right
Straight through the heart of them, righteous up rights
Dropkick me, Jesus, through the goal posts of life

Bring on the brothers who've gone on before
And all of the sisters who've knocked on your door
All the departed, dear, loved ones of mine
Stick 'em up front in the offensive line

Dropkick me, Jesus, through the goal posts of life
End over end, neither left nor to right
Straight through the heart of them, righteous up rights
Dropkick me, Jesus, through the goal posts of life

Dropkick me, Jesus, through the goal posts of life
End over end, neither left nor to right
Straight through the heart of them, righteous up rights
Dropkick me, Jesus, through the goal posts of life

Yeah, dropkick me, Jesus, through the goal posts of life
End over end, neither left nor to right

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  1. Cody Harris

    Anybody ever seen the movie tremors songs in there where the Dane Graboid swallowed a car

  2. jb b

    Bless Ann. Much love

  3. Kelly Samons

    There was an episode of Alice where everyone requested this song, but she didn't know it.

  4. hardstylewill1

    This was played at my fathers funeral.. one of his last requests.

  5. Iron Range Outdoors

    Where's the god damn golden oldie coming from


    Who'd want to bury a station wagon?

    Iron Range Outdoors

    @doughesson why would they do it?!

  6. Conner Fields

    I like the Rhodes piano for bass.

  7. Valkyryshadow

    Found my grandpa's theme song. Salute to all grandpas before us

  8. t jones

    " ... I've got the will Lord if you got the toe ..."

  9. Kathleen G


  10. Wild Child

    This is hilarious!

  11. balls and wieners

    I don't get it. Why did they have to omit the third verse?


    The NFL might be a little possessive of the word Superbowl.
    (MLB certainly is of "The World Series")

  12. Marshall T

    We listened to this in church today

  13. rayshawna poole

    An episode of Alice bought me here😂😂 didn't think this was a real song.

  14. galuf84

    Punch me in the balls, Jesus

  15. MrDooooood

    In his later years of life, my grandpa suffered with dementia and early stages of Alzheimer's. He was a musically talented man who played guitar mostly. I'd hand him his guitar and say hey grandpa can you play something for me? Drop kick me Jesus was the only song he could remember how to sing and play. He passed away about about a week ago and we played this at his funeral. It'll always be a fond memory I'll have of him.

    Cindy Brunken

    MrDooooood my husband requested that it be played at his funeral and it was on April 1.

    Andrew Lyon

    My condolences my friend. I know how hard that is. I had the same deal with my grandfather. He was my best friend. Had to bury him about 3 months ago. He loved music and could sing beautifully. We loved listening to music. I found this song hilarious but now it touches me to read your story. If you need someone to talk to feel free to message me anytime. :) Godspeed to you man



    Brandi Miles

    My dad absolutely loved this song. I had never actually listened to it (not really) until he passed away about a month ago. So we played it at his memorial. My uncle (his closest brother) came up to us after the memorial and said he had heard the song only like 8 years ago and came home that night and told his wife he found the song he wanted played at his funeral. So needless to say, it was perfect. It will always remind me of my dad. ❤️

  16. Kevin Corbin

    Here's the trophy to my most successful motorcycle race

  17. Michael Hart

    "The Deer Hunter" bar scene brought me here............


    It was Tremors that brought me here

  18. Esteban Andres Villanueva

    666 ☎️♥️🌹

  19. Allison Corona

    The only other place I've heard this was on the Dr. Demento show.
    The way I've interpreted this song is, "I'm in your hands Lord; do with me what you will."

  20. KNS

    "You Are Here" brought me here. Lol

  21. TheFarmanimalfriend

    I still miss my wife, but my aim is getting better.

  22. Johnny Skyfire

    I don't know football so I thought this was like a wrestling dropkick

  23. herold schmitt

    The sitcom Alice brought me

  24. WJack97224

    Thanks again for posting this tune. Good on ya mate.

    Dropkick me Jesus through the goalposts of life
    End over end neither left nor the right
    Straight through the heart of them righteous uprights
    Dropkick me Jesus through the goalposts of life.

    Make me, oh make me Lord more than I am
    Make a piece in your master game plan
    Free from the earthly tempestion below
    I've got the will Lord if you've got the toe.

    Dropkick me Jesus through the goalposts of life
    End over end neither left nor the right
    Straight through the heart of them righteous uprights
    Dropkick me Jesus through the goalposts of life.

    Bring on the brothers who've gone on before
    And all of the sisters who've knocked on your door
    All the departed dear loved ones of mine
    And stick 'em up front in the offensive line.

    Dropkick me Jesus through the goalposts of life
    End over end neither left nor the right
    Straight through the heart of them righteous uprights
    Dropkick me Jesus through the goalposts of life.

    A lowly bench warmer I’m contented to be
    Until the time when you have need of me
    Flash on the big scoreboard shines from on High,
    Fixin’ for gold way up in the sky.

    Dropkick me Jesus through the goalposts of life
    End over end neither left nor the right
    Straight through the heart of them righteous uprights
    Dropkick me Jesus through the goalposts of life.

  25. WJack97224

    Sorry for da Bears (Chicago lost to Philly) but maybe their new theme tune for a while should be Bobby Bare's Hit tune. Thanks for posting. I really like ol' Bobby and have since way way back. Good on ya mate.

  26. Reinnfrux

    Anyone here after the bears double doink?

  27. Fred Derry

    they sang this in the deer hunter but vietnam was over by 1976

  28. StormLaker1975

    Loved this song since I was a kid in the late 70's. This is real country music- not that Kieth Urban, Luke Bryan, etc Crap!!!

    Cody Harris

    I don't care much for Keith Urban but Luke Bryan That's a whole different story

  29. Chris Browder

    this is the best song...EVER!!!

  30. Matt Leger

    One wonders why the third verse is so often left off the song when it's played on air, since it contains no obvious profanity or sexual material. I suspect it's because radio stations don't want the NFL suing them for trademark infringement over the words "Super Bowl," which they have copyrighted.

  31. one H

    your lyrics say "dropkick me jesus" but your face says "do it as hard as you can"

  32. Tristan Taylor

    So my Intro to Theatre textbook brought me here.

  33. K Hunt

    Think about it. Enough Players, How Badly Do You Want Commercials to Air on Sunday? lmao! @nfl

  34. biggest D

    Famous from Mel's Diner

  35. unioncityman63

    October 30 1977 episode of Alice brought me here. Alice gets moonlighting job at roadhouse and gets requests for this song.

  36. Hope Jackson

    Way too nostalgic

  37. Neil Tipton

    Jesus dropped kicked me in the ass, through 3 trash cans. Scraped my elbow real bad.

  38. EGH181

    The only Christian football waltz in the world!

  39. Feehily67

    Liam Gallagher bought me here :) :) :)

  40. y y

    This song is hilarious

  41. Eric Blair

    I grew up in Mississippi in the 1970s, though I disliked country music and never heard this song. A frequent commercial on local TV, however, featured a Baptist preacher sharing the following message:

    _In January the men of the gridiron will meet in the Super Bowl. The Bible speaks of an even greater Super Bowl called the Battle of Armageddon. Come pray with me this Sunday as I preach to the Book of Revelation on the theme: _*_The Battle of Armageddon, God's Final Super Bowl._*

    I have wondered for 40 years who came up with such a ridiculous metaphor, and how the preacher could have thought that people would actually go for it. Now I have the answer to both questions! God bless you, YouTube.

  42. Cooleo

    yay! Jesus

    Tommie Brown

    I heard this song when i was a little. Chicklett. And I'm 53. My daddy.

  43. clownnookie

    "Free from the earthly tem pestion below" Isn't it supposed to be temptation??

  44. Kevlar Wolf

    A friend brought me here

  45. AtheistComet80

    Holy fuck, this is ridiculous and awesome!

  46. Jonathan B

    This is gold.

  47. Jon Boll

    LesSolitaire brought me here!

  48. Markie Mark

    Love it !

  49. Inspired Wilderness Mentoring

    Unedited version should say "Drop kick me Jesus through the shit hole of life".

  50. Joey & Kristin Joy Hope Junkies

    I love this!

  51. Wild Brumby

    The soundtrack to my life.🙄

  52. Ben Walters

    The deerhunter brought me here

    Lee Larson

    A lost cab driver brought  me here.

  53. Maite Marie

    Dropkick me Jesus....I can only imagine lol. Had no idea this song existed heard it through a movie.

  54. TimmyP1955

    I think I hear Duane Allen singing harmony.

  55. Zickcermacity

    How could ANYONE thumb this down?? It's the full version with the bench-warmer verse included!

  56. B McDade

    I'm here because of my debate partner...

  57. Chris Hansen

    How the hell could they bury a whole station wagon?

  58. TheRomundus

    HEAL ME!!!!!

  59. Lyric Rogers

    My mom was asked to sing this at a nursing home and she only knew one line lol

  60. Devin Svennson

    The movie "Are you here" brought me here lol. Of all absurd religious songs, it's side splitting. I can't not laugh. The scene in the movie that it was used in made it even funnier.

    Depressed Kitten

    Devin Svennson Same here! That movie is hilarious! 😹

    Justin Triepke

    Same here
    Netflix Sunday :)

    LJ H

    No, the song led me to the movie - thanks!

  61. boaconstrictor37

    Tremors brought me here!

    Lee Larson

    Three shots of single-malt Scotch Whiskey and your tremors will subside.

  62. Paul Jorg

    Great song for Super Bowl Sunday!

  63. thewhirst

    could you post the winner I remember my father singing it when I was a child

  64. Jon-Joe Bearman


  65. tristanlist

    Not the grandeur of the Blue Danube or the high-handed blasphemy of the Toccata.  But I guess it tries.

  66. jerry McKibben

    hope  it will work

  67. Don

    OMG..Am also here because of Jeopardy

    Anthony Hill

    @Don Ditto :)

    Allen Booth

    I heard this song in November of 1976.

  68. Wendy Holley

    Here because of Jeopardy!

    Neobli DeSade

    @Wendy Holley same here~!!! had to hear it  after learning about it- love the title ~!


    Alex had a good run

  69. Betsy Jill Jackson

    Written by Songwriters Hall of Fame Paul Craft.  RIP, Paul. Ya left us a lot of great songs.  10/18/14

  70. John Howze

    I would love to know how to obtain a proper license to reproduce and project this song in a Christian prison ministry activity I'm part of.  The answer is NOT CCLI.

    Ron Jones

    Have you noticed that in your preaching to prisoners, that virtually none of them are atheists. Ummm, I wonder what it is about atheism that keeps most of them on the straight and narrow. Looks to me like religion isn't doing a good job of helping people live a moral life, yet the majority of citizens are religious. Umm, just a thought.


    @Ron Jones because over 80% of americans have a religion over 70% are so called christians that's why do the math


    @Ron Jones
    I believe you would find that most of the people in prison who identify themselves as Christians did not enter prison that way. The majority led a life with no direction, which is what led them to that place in their lives. After hitting rock bottom, and certainly prison for many would be rock bottom, and with time to reflect and look for answers, many find solace, and direction, in scripture.




    @jvz1970 well said Handyman

  71. MrPenolope1

    Always a favorite!

  72. berni nadeau

    We were exchanging funny song titles at the Music Committee meeting at my church when I brought this song up.  No one believed that it actually existed until the minister arrived and he knew and and was able to sing a few lines.  Thanks for posting this.  I had forgotten that it actually has a valuable message.  I'll be sharing it with my choir and the music committee.


    The writer (Paul Craft) did another tune called "Lean On Jesus (Before He Leans On You)". Probably my favorite song he recorded himself :)

    Mary Peck

    Haha.  I hear ya.  I joked to my choir director that we should sing this for Super Bowl Sunday and she didn't believe it was a real song!

  73. Vincent Pardue

    One of the reasons I love classic country music is because of the brilliant sense of humor that's interwoven into funny, often true stories of country life.

  74. Jimmy Davis

    Strait up song,,,,,,,

  75. Jim Martin

    Great song. !

  76. Guppy2Shoes

    People are arguing about religion and politics while I laugh my ass off to this hilarious song!

    Inspired Wilderness Mentoring

    Where? Not here? Comment should have to do with here? And now? Jeez, no humor, lol.

    Dane Logan

    God is not in politics or religion. God is truth, not religion.

    LongTall Texan

    I love this song and agree with you Guppy2Shoes... opinions are like A$$ Holes... everyone's got one, but some of them stink :-D

    Sheik Yertits

    You're going straight through the goalposts for that one MF :-)

  77. GreenRoomRecording

    +Phyllis Dupont
    YOU SHOULD TRY CLICKING CAPS LOCK AGAIN, BECAUSE... it's much easier to read.  Now was that so hard?

    Jon-Joe Bearman

    +GreenRoomRecording SHUT UP BRUV

    Jon-Joe Bearman


  78. rosemarie443

    guess you don't read the bible much, The StPatch, because like I said, the bible states that Jesus is the son of God. argue with the bible not me


    @LemmeMakeYourDay Lemme I guess you didn't read my post. Yes, Jesus is the son of God, and God is his father.

    Ron Jones

    You know, this stuff about son of god, or the trinity, none of it makes sense. If you give it all up and realize it is all made up, it all makes sense. The Jesus story is a ferry tale. OH, I get it. It doesn't have to make sense because it is a myth. The following words to "drop kick me jesus" tells it like it is:

    I dropkicked Jesus right out of my life
    By Ron Jones, Tucson, AZ
    I dropkicked Jesus right out of my life
                I banished him from my left and my right
    Logic and reason are the only uprights
    I dropkicked Jesus right out of my life
    Prayer and faith, and belief in the cross,
                Has never stopped war, nor famine, nor loss,
    Pray if you must to you invisible friend
                But science and logic is will win in the end
    My friend was dying, they all came to pray
                ”Jesus help him” was the cry of the day
    His condition got worse, his breath nearly gone
                But doc gave him medicine, now he’s singin’ this song
    Thousands of years of feverish prayer
                Millions with faith they preach everywhere
    Has not stopped suffering nor grief or strain
                Nor explained the purpose of children in pain
    (no refrain here)
    Science now knows why children will die
                It’s not from sin, nor purpose on high
    But science, not faith, has found and confirms
    .           The reason kids die is virus and germs
    With Jesus now sidelined and gone from the game
                All people are equal, we’re all the same,
    Red and yellow, black, and white they say
    All men and all women, the straight and the gay
    (Refrain – with a big finish)


    @Ron Jones you wrote a lot of crap.  if you didn't like the song why did you listen to it, and what makes you think that you can tell people to believe in Jesus and God or not. it is up to each person to make up his mind as to what to believe now you have decided not to believe so that is our right, but it is not your right to cram your thoughts down other peoples throats.  as I have posted many time, the Bible was written by man, Jesus gave them some thoughts, but the Bible was written by man, but I still believe in God and his son Jesus. the bible may be a myth, but God and Jesus are not.

    Julie Blakeman

    @Ron Jones
    a ferry tale?  are there stories about boats that take you across the river?  I didn't know that had anything to do with the Bible.  I will tell you that the Bible makes more sense than your comment.

    M Cervantes

    Julie Blakeman Maybe they are Greeks.

  79. TheStPatch

    Orthodox (Trinitarian) theology holds that Jesus is 100% God and 100% man. He IS God, He IS NOT the Father.

    M Cervantes

    TheStPatch Arians make that claim as well -- God the unbegotten and Christmas the begotten.

  80. rosemarie443

    NO Alphaphotographer, the bible states that Jesus is the son of God, not God in a human body.

    Winston Tucker

    rosemarie443 you need to study your bible more.

    D20 Knight

    He's not real so does it really matter where your imaginary sky daddy came from?

    m e

    what was the charge the pharisees accused Jesus of that carried the death penalty (murder) that they got the romans to carry out for them? BLASPHEMY. for what? referring to Himself using the term, I AM, which all understood as exclusively reserved for God Himself. this claim is why they mocked Him with the inscription over His cross, "KING OF THE JEWS". "he who hath not the Son hath not the Father also." those who do know Jesus/ know Him for who He truly is do not know the Father either.

    Michael Jenkins

    John 1 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God......And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.


    Nobody cares!

  81. Alphaphotographer

    Jesus is God in a human body.

  82. Lisa Coates

    my daddy sang this when I was a kid and I found it in it's entirety, this is great..

  83. rosemarie443

    this is the problem, we have God, and then we have the son of God Jesus, and they call them both Lord. now which one is it.

    mrmusic 248

    Who Cares ??
    It's all mythology.

  84. MT1932MT

    I go to a Lutheran high school and each week a student is selected to give a devotion. I'm next week and I'm doing it on this song. God bless Bobby Bare.

    Mary Peck

    Great idea.  My husband used to teach at a Lutheran school (K-8) and had to give devotions.  He's also a coach so too bad we never thought of this song.  Once he talked about "every time the Lord closes a door, he opens a window" and wanted to demonstrate for the kids, so he tried to open a window and it wouldn't open.

    Michael Fisher

    America's future is safe because of students like you. We need a sense of humor more than ever these days. Go for it, buddy!


    So,5 years later, how'd that work out for you?


    @doughesson yep i wanna know too lol

  85. StupidFreaknZMBY

    I did not do anything wrong, except that I offended you. And I am VERY sorry for that. I did not mean to offend anybody, and I was not complaining either. I was laughing.

  86. William Marshall

    Love this one - yes, it's a fun song but behind it is an actually good, honest lyric along with a melody hook chorus you can't get out of your head once you've heard it. And I love the steel pedal work. Why did they leave the excellent third part off the official recording?

  87. MaraFar

    No apology necessary. Paul Craft is an acquaintance. He has written a number of songs recorded by others including "Brother Jukebox", "It's Me Again, Margaret" and "Keep Me From Blowing Away" to name a few.


    Good gracious! "It's Me Again, Margaret!" came from the same mind that wrote -this- gem? Talk about different ends of the spectrum, humor-wise.


    I'm a huge Ray Stevens fan since childhood. "It's Me Again, Margaret" tickled my funny bone to no end as a kid.

    Joe Day

    @TheClover2claire Betcha cain't guess what Iiiiiiiiii'm doin'... 🤣

  88. amanda merriweather

    in response to momnamedmara: you are absoulutrly correct and I apologize.

  89. MaraFar

    Here's an idea: learn who the songwriter is, Paul Craft. Then post a comment.

  90. amanda merriweather

    Here's an idea: learn more about the songwriter, David Allen Coe. Then post a comment.

  91. Victor Savard

    For what "IT" is worth! Great song for U
    Your parents must be very proud of You Bobby Bare


  92. rosemarie443

    Stupidfreakn, your parents decided that they wanted a baby and they got you, so don't let them down. they think that you are special because you are their child, please try and live up to that

  93. StupidFreaknZMBY

    And what what about my parents?!

  94. StupidFreaknZMBY

    Whoa!! My bad, I didn't mean to offend anybody. And to answer your question, I clicked on the song because I hear it was possibly the worst Christian song ever, and I wanted a good laugh...

  95. rosemarie443

    then Stup;idfreakn, why did you click on the song? and then why did you listen to it? just so you could complain about something, maybe that is why your parents had yu

  96. StupidFreaknZMBY

    Um, Hahahahahha this sucks!!!

  97. Martin McArthur

    Drop kick uncle Sam.