prev next
home  P
 | 1 |

Precious Angel

Bob Dylan © 1979 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


1 May 1979
cd imgSLOW TRAIN COMING
cd imgDYLAN 2007

  Slow Train Coming session 2, Muscle Shoals Studio, Sheffield AL - 1.may.1979, album version  

Precious angel, under the sun
How was i to know you'd be the one
To show me i was blinded, to show me i was gone
How weak was the foundation i was standin' upon.
Now there's spritual warfare, flesh an' blood breakin' down
Ya either got faith or ya got unbelief, and there ain't no neutral ground.
The enemy is subtle. How be it we are deceived
When the truth's in our hearts an' we still don't believe?

Shine your light, shine your light on me
Shine your light, shine your light on me
Shine your light, shine your light on me
You know i just couldn't make it by myself
I'm a little too blind to see.

My so-called friends have fallen under a spell
They look me squarely in the eye and they say, "Well, all is well.''
Can't they imagine the darkness that will fall from on high
When men will beg god to kill them and they won't be able to die?
Sister, let me tell about about a vision that i saw
You were drawin' water for your husband, you were sufferin' under the law
You were tellin' him about Buddah, you were tellin' about Mohammed in one breath
You never mentionned one time the man who came and died a criminal's death.

Shine your light, shine your light on me
Shine your light, shine your light on me
Shine your light, shine your light on me
You know i just couldn't make it by myself
I'm a little too blind to see.

Precious angel, you believe me when i say
What god has given to us no man can take away
We are covered in blood, girl, you know our forefathers were slaves
Let us hope they've found mercy in their bone-filled graves.
You're the queen of my flesh, girl, you're my woman, you're my delight
You're the lamp of my soul, girl, and you torch up the night
But there's violence in the eyes, girl, so let us not be enticed
On the way out of Egypt, through Ethiopia, to the judgment hall of Christ.

Shine your light, shine your light on me
Shine your light, shine your light on me
Shine your light, shine your light on me
You know i just couldn't make it by myself
I'm a little too blind to see.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

1 May 1979 1 SLOW TRAIN COMING
DYLAN 2007
1 Nov 1979 NEW FOUND FAITH (b)
16 Nov 1979 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 13 1979/1981 TROUBLE NO MORE (DeLuxe Edition)
CONTRACT WITH THE LORD PART 1 (b)
19 Apr 1980 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 13 1979/1981 TROUBLE NO MORE (DeLuxe Edition) #2
19 Apr 1980 ROCK SOLID (b)
12 Nov 1980 A MUSICAL RETROSPECTIVE (b)