Joe Nichols - "Revelation"

(Bobby Braddock)

Somewhere in Vietnam, a 19-year-old soldier stumbled from a barroom
And he said, "I must be seeing things, that bourbon hit me like a
baseball bat."
In Belfast, Ireland, a little lady dropped a shovel in her garden
And she raced across her yard and asked her neighbor, "Mrs. Clancey,
what was that?"

In Memphis, Tennessee, a teacher raised the window closest to the river
And the children in her classroom swore they'd 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

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
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

I guess I was awakened by the penetrating sound of my own screamin'
And it didn't take me long to stumble out of bed and fall down on my
As tears rolled down my face I cried
"Dear God, I'm thankful I was only dreamin'
And if I never go to hell, Lord, it'll be because you scared it out of