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Depeche Mode

John the Revelator (3:41)

While the Depeche Mode track known as "John the Revelator" should be considered a novel composition written by Martin Gore (rather than a "cover" song - like "Route 66", "Dirt" or "So Cruel" - three songs that are covered by Depeche Mode) the song has its origins in an early 20th-century gospel/folk song "John the Revelator" famously performed by Son House, Blind Willie Johnson, and later by such acts as The…

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John the Revelator put him in an elevator
Take him up to the highest high
Take him up to the top where the mountains stop
Let him tell his book of lies

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  • Well who's that shouting?
  • <3
  • This is so weird to listen to after singing the traditional gospel choir version, but Depeche Mode always satisfies.
  • me apaixonei por essa banda, socorro <3
  • seven lies, multiplied by seven, multiplied by seven again
  • love this song, love the video, love dm ♥
  • This song is perfect. One of their best.
  • 7*7*7 = 343 lies
  • fell in love with depeche mode from the very first song i heard over 20 yrs ago. still big fan

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