I had forgotten this song - liked it mildly when it came out but paid little attention. There was a followup set of verses I had never heard, which Saussy bridged together with the pop original. Interesting.
Dubbahdee sent an accompanying article from the Mockingbird site. Odd, all very odd. I did like the line "A Christian is honored by betrayal." It is interesting to listen to the complexity of the background. Overdone, perhaps. I was a tune-and-lyrics guy, so I never noticed such things in those days.