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Ruby Jean and Billie Lee Lyrics

Artist: Seals & Crofts
Album: Collection

(lyrics and music by James Seals & Dash Crofts, 1973)
From the albums DIAMOND GIRL (1973), GREATEST HITS (1975) and

Oh Ruby Jean, last night I dreamed I was runnin' somewhere beyond the stars.
I called out to you, and you answered softly.
You are the children's eyes, and I'm the days gone by.
Oh Ruby Jean, it doesn't seem like a long, long time, since we were born again.
Into the dazzling light, uniting black and white.
You are the rich brown earth, and I'm the flowers that grow.

We'll have children (Lua), of the Kingdom (Joshua).
They won't be torn by war, nor will they
Kill or hate, or hestitate, to love. Justice.

Oh Billie Lee, it's destiny that we meet again, here on this earthly plain.
I'll see all the worlds with you, but you'll have to help me through.
You are the straight and narrow path, and I'm the wayfayer.
Oh Billie Lee, we shall be free in the years to come, to help build the Promised Land.
We'll go where the day springs run, forever and live as one.
He is the object of our longing, and we're His creation.

We'll have children (Lua), of the Kingdom (Joshua).
They won't be torn by war, nor will they
Kill or hate, or hestitate, to love. Justice.


by Paula on 3/15/2009 5:01pm
Beautiful heart warming song.
by JONATHAN LOBO (Mandug) on 10/19/2009 11:10pm
I love this song.
by janice radaza on 11/6/2009 9:34am
i just love this song.i could remember my dad used to sing this when was around 4-5 years old.and i love the fact that this time that i already understand the lyrics,it was so sweet:)
by jbert lacida on 11/28/2009 12:07pm
My friends used to ask me to sing this song back in the early 90's,it still reminds of d days when we used to hang and do nothing but singing seals & crofts song,this is a wonderful song no one can get over with.
by dhan almera on 15-04-2010 8:45pm on 4/15/2010 12:42pm
i love every lyrics of this song.
by skoman on 5/16/2010 11:06am
just maybe the best song ever written!
by Al Catlos on 2/10/2011 3:42pm
If you are from this period of time you had to have loved the melody, the words, and the vocals. At my age now, it brings tears to my eyes.
by Ellem on 3/7/2011 12:15am
I want to live the lyrics and build the Promised Land!
by Ruby Jean on 3/8/2011 1:29am
oh i love it,! not because my name is in the lyrics,but the lyrics is very meaningful to me...
by Paul on 4/16/2011 10:12am
I'm with ya on that Ellem !
by Ray on 4/17/2011 12:58am
It truly a wonderful piece of music. It is easily played on guitar. you can get by with about 5 chords: G, C, F7, D, C7sus...not exact but close.
by Alexis Magus on 4/19/2011 12:51am
Used to hear this song when way back LATE 80's. I love the the melody though i don't really understand the message behind the song..In 2003 while traveling on a bus at dawn in a dreamlike state this song in the background made me high.:)
by Ruth King on 4/27/2011 11:39pm
I will offer this gift of a song (thank you!)
by singing it for two friends who live in love in a state that doesn't yet support their right to marry. Their two lovely children will be touched as well.
by jalu on 8/14/2012 2:28am
since the first listened this song 28 years ago, never forget how wonderful this song.........
by Jim on 11/20/2012 11:19pm
If I recall correctly, Billie Lee was actually the name of Dash Crofts' wife. Does anyone know the relationship of Ruby Jean and Jim Seals? Was his marriage bi-racial.

Agree with other commentator. one of the truly great sounds of the 70's for sure and one of my best ever.
by ian summerfield on 8/11/2013 8:55pm
my favourite song ,beautiful lyrics,best ever
by Ron Dehnert on 11/24/2013 11:31am
Timeless creation unlike music or whatever it is today. Love Dash's Irish tint. A song with endless meaningful depth.
by joey zapata on 10/17/2014 2:04am
my favorite song for seals and croft.really great song....
by ruby jean on 2/5/2016 8:13am
well, my dad named me Ruby Jean. .he got it from this song.. my sister's nickname is sunshine from "you are my sunshine" :) perks of having music lover dad
by Susan on 3/18/2017 2:41am
You'll note that the vocalist changes from the first verse and chorus (and I don't know which of the two is doing which) .... to the other of the two of them.

To me, and it may be that I am a born again Christian, it seems that the first chorus is man fighting to become holy and worrying about Earth for his sustenance.

The second verse (sung by the other) seems to be after the Lord has corrected humanity through the chapters in Revelations and they are finding themselves living in peace, whole and one with Him as is promised.

Very heavy song, but warming to the soul of one who knows the Lord.
by Vickey on 3/31/2017 1:36pm
Yes, Ruby Jean is the wife of Jimmy Seals. They have to be the kindest people I know, including their children and grandchildren. Very positive people, free of any negativity.
by Mary on 1/27/2018 10:30pm
This song is about loving Christ and finding peace !

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