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Turnpike Troubadours - Before The Devil Knows We're Dead

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Cozumel
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Published on 14 Sep 2021 / In Music

⁣Well he was pushing eighty
But he acted twenty-two
He could laugh and drink just like his grandchildren would do
There was square hay on the meadow
Second cutting of the year
Well his summer work was over once they got the pasture clear
They were drinking on the big bluff
Cross the river from the field
Well he walked up to the edge and threw a stone in and he kneeled
And he looked down at the water
Said boys I'm going in
They were cheering when he jumped but he did not come up again

Well raise another round boys and have another glass
Be thankful for today knowing it'll never last
And let's leave the world laughin' when our eulogies are read
May we all get to heaven
'Fore the devil knows we're dead
May we all get to heaven
'Fore the devil knows we're dead

Well it was twenty after midnight
And they were going eighty five
She was barely out of highschool wantin' bad to feel alive
Just a two lane piece of blacktop
A snakey stretch of road
Well the wind blew through the wing vents it was clear and fresh and cold
Well the driver killed the headlights and he put the throttle down
When they hit the railroad crossin' they were five feet off the ground
Just a screamin' through the midnight
'Till they came down again
Well the front tire hit a bar-ditch they went end over end

Well raise another round boys and have another glass
Be thankful for today knowing it'll never last
And let's leave the world laughin' when our eulogies are read
May we all get to heaven
'Fore the devil knows we're dead
May we all get to heaven
'Fore the devil knows we're dead

Well I'm twenty eight years old now
I was born in eighty four
And I've been as free as I can be and I wont ask for anymore
So let the fiddle play a hoedown
After I've drawn my last breath
Well tell everyone I know that I loved 'em all to death

Well raise another round boys and have another glass
Be thankful for today knowing it'll never last
And let's leave the world laughin' when our eulogies are read
May we all get to heaven
'Fore the devil knows we're dead
May we all get to heaven
'Fore the devil knows we're dead
May we all get to heaven
'Fore the devil knows we're dead
May we all get to heaven
'Fore the devil knows we're dead

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Stop5G
Stop5G 11 hours ago

We are born of this earth & irregardless of religion. We all end up back in the loving arms of the goddess.

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