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John the Revelator
Depeche Mode Lyrics


John the Revelator
Put him in a 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

John the Revelator
He's a smooth operator
It's time we cut him down to size
Take him by the hand
And put him on the stand
Let us hear his alibis

By claiming God as his only rock
He's stealing a god from the Israelite
Stealing a god from a Muslim, too
There is only one god through and through

Seven lies, multiplied by seven, multiplied by seven again
Seven angels with seven trumpets
Send them home on the morning train
Well who's that shouting?
John the Revelator!
All he ever gives us is pain
Well who's that shouting?
John the Revelator!
He should bow his head in shame

Bye-bye
Bye-bye
Bye-bye
Bye-bye

Seven lies, mulitplied by seven, multiplied by seven again
Seven angels with seven trumpets
Send them home on the morning train
Well who's that shouting?
John the Revelator!
All he ever gives us is pain
Well who's that shouting?
John the Revelator!
He should bow his head in shame

Bye-bye
Bye-bye
John the Revelator
Bye-bye
John the Revelator
Bye-bye
John the Revelator

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: MARTIN GORE

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T. R. Blackthorne

@Flickan i det krökta rummet I've only listened to Depeche Mode's last 3 albums a couple times each. I've been a fan of their work since I first heard SoFaD in 2004, and I listened to them pretty much daily for the next few years, but by the time SoTU came out I wasn't as obsessed anymore.

I've only listened to 6 of your top 10 albums. I'm not familiar with Di Leva, but I'm a big fan of The Cure, and Oasis are pretty cool. Obviously, I love Depeche Mode.

My top ten albums are:
1. The Fragile by Nine Inch Nails
2. Black Celebration by Depeche Mode
3. Disintegration by The Cure
4. ...Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
5. Mer de Noms by A Perfect Circle
6. Still by Nine Inch Nails
7. Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
8. Souvlaki by Slowdive
9. Spiderland by Slint
10. Strangeways, Here We Come by The Smiths



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Sio Mcr

I love so much Playing The Angel such a good album

T. R. Blackthorne

@Flickan i det krökta rummet I've only listened to Depeche Mode's last 3 albums a couple times each. I've been a fan of their work since I first heard SoFaD in 2004, and I listened to them pretty much daily for the next few years, but by the time SoTU came out I wasn't as obsessed anymore.

I've only listened to 6 of your top 10 albums. I'm not familiar with Di Leva, but I'm a big fan of The Cure, and Oasis are pretty cool. Obviously, I love Depeche Mode.

My top ten albums are:
1. The Fragile by Nine Inch Nails
2. Black Celebration by Depeche Mode
3. Disintegration by The Cure
4. ...Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
5. Mer de Noms by A Perfect Circle
6. Still by Nine Inch Nails
7. Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
8. Souvlaki by Slowdive
9. Spiderland by Slint
10. Strangeways, Here We Come by The Smiths

Flickan i det krökta rummet

@T. R. Blackthorne yeah it's hard to rank all of them. Spirit have a few wonderful songs but to be honest I haven't listened to the whole album for like 2 years (massive space of time for such a new album). but ABF is my favourite of the early stuff, SGR have imo 7 brilliant songs and 2 horrible in PAP and IFW. my top ten of all albums must be 1 MFTM 2 Rymdblomma (Di Leva) 3 Ultra 4 BC 5 Vem ska jag tro på? (Di Leva) 6 Violator 7 På ett fat (Di Leva) 8 Pussel (Di Leva) 9 Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss me (The Cure) 10 (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (Oasis)

Ezio Auditore

Their 2nd best post Wilder album

fred leclo

Concert magic super souvenir

T. R. Blackthorne

@Flickan i det krökta rummet Those are my top 6 favourite Depeche Mode albums too, but my order is different:
1. Black Celebration, 2. Playing the Angel, 3. Music for the Masses, 4. Songs of Faith and Devotion, 5. Violator, 6. Ultra.

If I had to rank the rest, I'd go with:
7. A Broken Frame, 8. Some Great Reward, 9. Exciter, 10. Construction Time Again, 11. Sounds of the Universe, 12. Delta Machine, 13. Speak & Spell, 14. Spirit.

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misterbamboostick

"Seven lies, multiplied by 7, multiplied by 7 again"...The way Dave throws himself in that line & the echo on it... that's my favourite part of the song.

Carlos rob

@Christian Soldier you should hear, God is Dead by Black Sabbath 👌🏼👹

Jodee Jingles

@Christian Soldier you should hear that song by Kurt Cobain called lake of fire 🔥 👌

Christian Soldier

oh children of the devil, you are deceived and do not even know you are being lied to by your father Satan.

Jesus is the only way to God....you can either confess Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart God raised Him from the dead on the third day or you can continue to stiffen your neck and harden your heart and die is sin and be cast in the lake of fire for eternal torment.

Revelation 20:11-15
Judgment at the Throne of God

11 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose [a]presence earth and heaven fled, and no place was found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and [b]books were opened; and another [c]book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the [d]books, according to their deeds. 13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them; and they were judged, each one of them according to their deeds. 14 Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15 And if [e]anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

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