"Jesus Just Left Chicago" as written by and Joe Michael Hill Billy F Gibbons....
Jesus just left Chicago
And he's bound for New Orleans
Well now, Jesus just left Chicago
And he's bound for New Orleans
Yeah, yeah
Workin' from one end to the other and all points in between

Took a jump through Mississippi
Well, muddy water turned to wine
Took a jump through Mississippi
Muddy water turned to wine
Yeah, yeah
Then out to California through the forests and the pines
Ah, take me with you, Jesus

You might not see him in person
But he'll see you just the same
You might not see him in person
But he'll see you just the same
Yeah, yeah
You don't have to worry 'cause takin' care of business is his name


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"Jesus Just Left Chicago" as written by Billy Gibbons Frank Beard

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  • +1
    Song MeaningThey said on VH1 storytellers it was about a gospel radio station.
    beancrispon October 26, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningSometimes the guys would hear awesome blues music on a radio station in the south, being broadcasted from Chicago. The signal was so strong, it would be heard on a certain day all the way down south, all the way to New Orleans.

    It was so magical and heavenly and spiritual to them, that such awesome blues music was being broadcasted from so far away, they compared it to Jesus reaching them.

    Even though the lyrics contain California, through the forests and the pines, I'm pretty certain the signal wouldn't go that far. That section might have just been for extending the song.

    One of my favorite ZZ Top songs, and definitely my favorite album. The snare drum sound and general recording/engineering of this album is some legendary audio.
    samhopkinson November 25, 2013   Link
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    General Commentloooove this song
    one of my favorites of zz top
    sugar0magnoliaon January 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentbut why Chicago
    hahelalon September 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentElvis
    mlhartmanon September 23, 2010   Link

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