Ain't No Grave (Gonna Hold This Body Down)

Album: American VI: Ain't No Grave (2010)
  • [Chorus]
    There ain't no grave
    Can hold my body down
    There ain't no grave
    Can hold my body down

    [Verse 1]
    When I hear that trumpet sound
    I'm going to rise right out of the ground
    Ain't no grave
    Can hold my body down
    Well, look way down the river
    And what do you think I see
    I see a band of angels
    And they're coming after me

    [Chorus]
    Ain't no grave
    Can hold my body down
    There ain't no grave
    Can hold my body down

    [Verse 2]
    Well, look down yonder, Gabriel
    Put your feet on the land and sea
    But Gabriel, don't you blow your trumpet
    Until you hear from me

    [Chorus]
    There ain't no grave
    Can hold my body down
    Ain't no grave
    Can hold my body down

    [Verse 3]
    Well meet me, Jesus, meet me
    Meet me in the middle of the air
    And if these wings don't fail me
    I will meet you anywhere

    [Chorus]
    Ain't no grave
    Can hold my body down
    There ain't no grave
    Can hold my body down

    [Verse 4]
    Well meet me, Mother and Father
    Meet me down the river road
    And Mama, you know that I'll be there
    When I check in my load

    [Chorus]
    Ain't no grave
    Can hold my body down
    There ain't no grave
    Can hold my body down
    There ain't no grave
    Can hold my body down

Comments: 4

  • Robert from Pennsylvania I have take my hat off to Rick Rubin for bringing this to John it is such a great version. Unforgetable.
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaNo one can do this song like Russ Taft. Saw a video of him performing this in Ireland and I was jumping in my seat, as the audience just sat there. It was THE BEST.
  • Kelsey from Lincoln, NeJoel, good call on the Jim Morrison comment. Would have been very interesting to hear him record that.
  • Joel from Columbia, ScCool song. I'm not sure but I think this song was featured at the end of an episode of the vampire horror program "True Blood". It also would have been perfect for somebody like Jim Morrison since it just has that kind of vibe.
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