The Blue Skin Album

by John the Revelator

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Blue skin is fragile.
It is skin that has lived and endured and continues to soldier on.
There's strength in being open about your weaknesses.
This album is an hommage to those that embrace their fragility.

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released November 3, 2016

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Track Name: A woman knows
A woman knows
(John the Revelator/Tom Huissen)

A woman knows
When you talk to be talking
Whatever you do
Whatever you say

A woman knows
When you play out of tune
Dancing and jiving soon

A woman knows
When you’re fooling around
No time for drinks
No time to talk

A woman knows
When you walk out the door
No more sugar on the floor

You’re all set
And ready to roll
Hustle and bustle
A grin on your face
Get down with the beat
Turn up the bass
Dancing from wall to wall

A woman knows
When you hang out your coat
You’ll be long gone
In the morning cold

A woman knows
When you walk out the door
No more sugar on the floor
Track Name: Dee
Dee
(John the Revelator/Tom Huissen)

He never felt like a bloke
Wild man or rock ‘n roll
He never felt strong enough
Long time on the dole

Girlie arms and tiny wrists
Covering his face at night
Shy away from people, terrified
Never got into a fight

Then he joined a rock and roll band
Touring all over the globe
Out on stage and making a stand
Wearing a colourful robe

It felt like jumping from a parachute
It hit him like an air attack
Ground coming up, no stopping now
There was no turning back

Such a well-known male performer
Always able to turn a phrase
Now out on stage as a female
Finally coming face to face

Then he joined a rock and roll band
Touring all over the globe
Out on stage and making a stand
Wearing a colourful robe

When she gets up in the morning
She’s a woman feeling free
The kids still call her daddy
But she’s signing now with Dee
Track Name: Under the bridge
Under the bridge
(John the Revelator, Henk Suurling /Tom Huissen)

They told me I was crazy
Didn’t want no woman
Didn’t see no friend

Drinking all day
Drinking all night
Living in the shadow
Away from the light

Sat back down drank my beer
Hardly left the house
Ran to the late night store
Dark brown bag
Another score

Many a man has been put under the bridge
By a woman

One day she came to my door
Long brown hair
Dark blue eyes

Running vibration
From the skies
Me and my alcohol bloodshot eyes

She looked at me I looked back
Confused and upset
She gave me a smile
Feeling my luck
Blue jean style

She dragged me to the mirror
I saw a worn out man

Blood red eyes
Scars on the skin
Puffy face
Smiling grin

I stretched out on the bed
Shut off the light
Her boot hit the floor
She fell out
Another bore

Many a man has been put under the bridge
By a woman
Track Name: Wandering eye
Wandering eye
(John the Revelator/ Tom Huissen)

All my life
I could never stick to the one
Crawling in and out of bed
Passing through another home and gone

Goodbye baby
We don’t get along on this bed no more
I got the wandering eye
Gotta keep moving from door to door

I’m standing at my window
And the years are running thin
I’m still looking for a woman
Good of mind and body of soul
Track Name: Talk to your lawyer
Talk to your lawyer
(John the Revelator/Tom Huissen)

It made your eyes water / there were no tears
Mad outraged / wrong plain wrong
Slipping away / Losing life to fear
Talk to the ward and pick up the phone
The papers are giving out your name
Doing time in San Roque County Jail

Looking sad / troubled and scared
Tearing down this grey brick wall
Still no verdict / No final call
Deep inside you feel like dying
The papers are giving out your name
Doing time in San Roque County Jail

Talk to your lawyer
Talk to your lawyer
Talk to your lawyer
Track Name: I don't wanna lose you right now
I don’t wanna lose you right now
(John/Tom Huissen)

I’m glad when you’re around
I’m glad when you’re gone
We don’t see eye to eye
We don’t really get along

I wanna hear your footsteps on my door
I wanna hear you go away
I am so tired of your love
All our plans they go astray

I wanna see you stretch out on my bed
I need your hand on me tonight
Baby I don’t wanna lose you right now

I want you to look into my soul
I want you to roll over and have some fun
I just wanna follow you home
Driving straight into the sun

I’m weary when you’re on the phone
I’m still anxious for another call
Locked in the arms of a crazy life
Back in the deep blue low