Gillian Welch ~ (Time’s the) Revelator (live)

Darling remember, when you come to me
I’m the pretender; I’m not what I’m supposed to be
But who could know if I’m a traitor?
Time’s the revelator

They caught the Katy, and left me a mule to ride
The fortune lady came along, she walked beside
But every word seemed to date her
Time’s the revelator, the revelator

Up in the morning, up and on the line
Drive into Corning, and all the spindles whine
And everyday is getting straighter
Time’s the revelator, the revelator

Leaving the valley, and fucking out of sight
I’ll go back to Caliwhere I can sleep out every night
And watch the waves and move the fader
Time’s the revelator, the revelator

Queen of fakes and imitators
Time’s the revelator

Another Revelator

I have a feeling that Gillian was humbly referring to herself as a pretender when compared to such legends as Son House.

Tell me who’s that writin’, John the Revelator
Tell me who’s that writin’, John the Revelator
Tell me who’s that writin’, John the Revelator
wrote the book of the seven seals

Who’s that writin’, John the Revelator
Tell me who’s that writin’, John the Revelator
Well, who’s that writin’,
John the Revelator wrote the book of the seven seals

You know God walked down in the cool of the day, and called Adam by his name
And he refused to answer, because he was naked and ashamed

Who’s that writin’, John the Revelator
Who’s that writin’, John the Revelator
Who’s that writin’, John the Revelator
wrote the book of the seven seals

You know Christ had twelve apostles,
and three he laid away
He said “Watch with me one hour, while I go yonder and pray”

Tell me who’s that writin’, John the Revelator
Tell me who’s that writin’, John the Revelator
Who’s that writin’, John the Revelator
wrote the book of the seven seals

Who’s that writin’, John the Revelator
Tell me who’s that writin’, John the Revelator
Who’s that writin’,
John the Revelator wrote the book of the seven seals

Christ came on Easter morning,
Mary Margaret was down to see
“Go tell my disciples, to meet me in Galilee”

Tell me who’s writin’, John the Revelator
Tell me who’s that writin’, John the Revelator
Tell me who’s that writin’,
John the Revelator wrote the book of the seven seals

Who’s that writin’, John the Revelator
Who’s that writin’, John the Revelator
Tell me who’s that writin’,
John the Revelator wrote the book of the seven seals

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