Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven

Album: Lucky Old Sun (2008)
Charted: 41
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  • Preacher told me last Sunday morning
    Son, you better start living right
    You need to quit the women and whiskey
    And carrying on all night

    Don't you wanna hear him call your name
    When you're standing at the pearly gates
    I told the preacher, "Yes I do"
    But I hope they don't call today
    I ain't ready

    Everybody wants to go to heaven
    Have a mansion high above the clouds
    Everybody want to go to heaven
    But nobody want to go now

    Said preacher maybe you didn't see me
    Throw an extra twenty in the plate
    There's one for everything I did last night
    And one to get me through today
    Here's a ten to help you remember
    Next time you got the good Lord's ear
    Say I'm coming but there ain't no hurry
    I'm having fun down here
    Don't you know that

    Everybody wants to go to heaven
    Get their wings and fly around
    Everybody want to go to heaven
    But nobody want to go now

    Someday I want to see those streets of gold in my halo
    But I wouldn't mind waiting at least a hundred years or so

    Everybody wanna go to heaven
    It beats the other place there ain't no doubt
    Everybody wanna go to heaven
    But nobody wanna go now

    Everybody wanna go to heaven
    Hallelujah, let me hear you shout
    Everybody wanna go to heaven
    But nobody wanna go now
    I think I speak for the crowdWriter/s: JIM COLLINS, MARTY DODSON
    Publisher: Spirit Music Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP
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Comments: 1

  • Garrett from Phenix City, AlI think this is an awesome song. I was never a fan of much of Kenny's later music, but this is just one of those catchy tunes that you just can't help but get stuck in your head, and you always find yourself singing of humming it. Since then, I have tried to keep an open mind about his music. He's still not one of my favorites, but I do love the song. I dig the fact that he used the Jamaican dialect in saying, Everybody Wanna go to heaven, but nobody Wanna go now. That is what set the mood for the song, and the chorus was always the part I would find myself singing at the most random times.
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