Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven

Album: Lucky Old Sun (2008)
Charted: 41
  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • 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, OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
Please sign in or register to post comments.

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.
see more comments

Van Dyke ParksSongwriter Interviews

U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.

Justin Hayward of The Moody BluesSongwriter Interviews

Justin wrote the classic "Nights In White Satin," but his fondest musical memories are from a different decade.

Francesca BattistelliSongwriter Interviews

The 2011 Artist of the Year at the Dove Awards isn't your typical gospel diva, and she thinks that's a good thing.

Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet SprocketSongwriter Interviews

The "All I Want" singer went through a long depression, playing some shows when he didn't want to be alive.

Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of WayneSongwriter Interviews

The guy who brought us "Stacy's Mom" also wrote the Jane Lynch Emmy song and Stephen Colbert's Christmas songs.

Neal Smith - "I'm Eighteen"They're Playing My Song

With the band in danger of being dropped from their label, Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith co-wrote the song that started their trek from horror show curiosity to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.