JOE NICHOLS


Revelation Lyrics

Somewhere in Vietnam
A nineteen year old soldier stumbled from a bar room
He said, "I must be seeing things
That bourbon hit me like a baseball bat"

In Belfast, Ireland
A little lady dropped her shovel in her garden
As she raced across her yard
And asked her neighbor, Mrs. Clancy, "What was that?"

In Memphis, Tennesse
A teacher raised the window closest to the river
And the children in her classroom
Swore they heard a choir singin' down the street

In Washington, D.C.
A private secretary's lips began to quiver
And the President just put aside some papers
And rose quickly to his feet

And I lay in a cheap motel
In the arms of someone else's woman
When a loud explosion rocked the room
And turned the morning into night

And I jumped out of bed
And ran into the street with hardly any clothes on
And as the sky lit up
My heart stood still and I could feel my face turn white

All at once the clouds rolled back
And there stood Jesus Christ in all his glory
And I realized the saddest eyes I'd ever seen
Were lookin' straight at me

I guess I was awakened
By the penetrating sound of my own screaming
It didn't take me long to stumble out of bed
Fall down on my knees

As tears rolled down my face
I cried "Dear God, I'm thankful I was only dreaming
And if I never go to hell, Lord
It will be because You scared it out of me"

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