A Man Don't Have To Die

Album: This Is Country Music (2011)
  • Well he yelled out from the back row
    look here preacher man
    We all know you're new here
    but you need to understand
    It don't really scare us
    when you yell and shake your fist
    You see we already know that hell exists

    Its six months short of thirty years
    when the boss man lays you off
    No thinking you no pair of shoes no shiny new gold watch
    Its payments that you cant make on a house you cant sell
    See a man don't have to die to go to hell
    No you don't have to die to go to hell

    So tell us bout them angels and how they fly around and sing
    Tell us how to get there cause we all want to be
    Resting in the arms of Jesus no shame or pain or tears
    There's hell enough to go around down here

    Its a place out by the airport
    where the girls dance just for you
    And all you feel is drunk and broke and lonely when their through
    Its waking up with nothing but that stale tobacco smell
    See a man don't have to die to go to hell
    Nah you don't have to die to go to hell

    Ooh ooh ooh

    Ooh ooh ooh

    Its every other weekend and Wednesdays with your kid
    And knowing that he'll hate you when he finds out what you did
    'Cause you'd all still be together if you loved his momma well
    There ain't no end to the stories we could tell
    Yeah a man don't have to die to go to hell
    So tell us bout them angels how they fly around and sing

    Ooh ooh ooh

    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

The Evolution of "Ophelia"

The Evolution of "Ophelia"Song Writing

How four songs portray Shakespeare's character Ophelia.

Joe Jackson

Joe JacksonSongwriter Interviews

Joe talks about the challenges of of making a Duke Ellington tribute album, and tells the stories behind some of his hits.

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull

Ian Anderson of Jethro TullSongwriter Interviews

The flautist frontman talks about touring with Led Zeppelin, his contribution to "Hotel California", and how he may have done the first MTV Unplugged.


LecraeSongwriter Interviews

The Christian rapper talks about where his trip to Haiti and his history of addiction fit into his songs.

Lita Ford

Lita FordSongwriter Interviews

Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.

Bass Player Scott Edwards

Bass Player Scott EdwardsSong Writing

Scott was Stevie Wonder's bass player before becoming a top session player. Hits he played on include "I Will Survive," "Being With You" and "Sara Smile."