"JTR"

I see you now
Oh, fill me now, my friend
I feel it's coming down
My voice cries out
And I only hope that you're the one
My words will fall upon

I play my cards
But it's by the grace of love
That I play my cards at all
Come fill me up
Oh fill me now when I'm empty
When I'm all dried out

Rain, rain, rain down on me
Again and again
Rain down on me

Oh, I see it now
I see them all, see them all
They line up to drink the blood
I see it now
I believe the devil and the lord have been dancing all along

Watch that be just not the way
Left and right we're different, different
What live, oh, then to give, what to become to take your time, oh
What's this, oh, what to give to get home all alone
To save me, child

Rain, rain, rain down on me
Again and again
Rain down on me

I feel it now
I see you standing there like an angel
That fell down from above
I see you now
I don't believe anything but a billion years
Could make you what you are

Say, oh, God give, don't take away
Who is the one to break up, break up
Made it all, tears in the way
Hope to get me to break my time off
God give, don't take away
Oh, but what to save me, child?

Rain, rain, rain down on me
Again and again
Rain down on me

Rain, rain, rain down on me


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    General CommentaH! these lyrics are missing my favorite line in the song! "In my mind, I believe the devil and the lord have been dancing all along" It's the most well worded way of expressing a battel of concious. good vs. evil. And constantly being on the line, looking over pondering a jump.
    Lissy Ratzon April 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThere are a bunch of different versions of this song out there, I think the one of Live at Folsom Field is the best. This version is missing the great line and the devil and the lord dancing like everyone else said, but it's also missing one of the best Dave lyrics ever, "Without the hatred where's the light? Without the darkness, where's the love?"
    DMB84on March 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwrong it should be.......I See It Now.....Its Like The Devil And The Lord Go Dancin Arm and Arm
    DaveGod2288on April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy isn't this song on the new BUSTED STUFF?
    this is a friday night- volume on 11 jammer!
    apache9warrioron May 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyone know why this song is called JTR?
    Girli2318on July 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is called JTR for John The Revelator. John was an Apostle. Other than that, I don't know much about him and how he pertains to the song...any ideas anyone?
    JimiThing3435on July 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think dave said during the edited parts during storytellers that John the Revelator was an old "chain-gain" song. If you downlaod a band called Gov't Mule...(under dave's own project record label) it sounds alot like the original lyrics...."who's that writing?....john the revelator...."
    dispatchoaron July 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think dave said during the edited parts during storytellers that John the Revelator was an old "chain-gain" song. If you downlaod a band called Gov't Mule...(under dave's own project record label) it sounds alot like the original lyrics...."who's that writing?....john the revelator...."
    dispatchoaron July 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAWESOME SONG!!! Wish Dave had put it on Busted Stuff
    c Mackon August 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere is a version of JTR on the Blues Brothers 2000 soundtrack. Yes, I am embarrassed to say it, but I bought the Blues Brothers 2000 soundtrack. It isn't the Dave version, but the older "Tell me why I'm shouting... John the Revelator!" version. Not that anyone really cares or anything.
    JakeyBoyon August 26, 2002   Link

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