Heaven Nor Hell

Album: Beyond Hell/Above Heaven (2010)
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  • Well, I've heard that the devil's walking around
    I sold my soul way down in the dirt
    But stole it back and forever in debt

    And for a moment I don't even care
    Until I feel his breath at my neck
    And maybe even you can feel it too
    He's on a strike and looking at you

    Holding onto his words, but baby
    I saw an angel become the devil
    Still they look pretty good hand in hand
    Well baby, I don't need any of them
    Heaven nor hell

    Well, I've heard that the morning star of a prince
    Was invoked on a Monday on earth
    I found his business card in the mud

    And for a moment I don't even care
    Until I feel his breath at my neck
    And maybe even you can feel it too
    He's on a strike and looking at you

    Holding onto his words, but baby
    I saw an angel become the devil
    Still they walk pretty good hand in hand
    Well baby, I don't need any of them
    Heaven nor hell

    Evil came down on earth
    And it beholds more than you love
    More than you love

    Heaven don't fall on earth
    What you behold is no longer word
    No longer words

    Well, I've heard that the devil's walking around
    I sold my soul way down in the dirt
    I stole it back and forever in debt

    And for a moment I don't even care
    Until I feel his breath at my neck
    And maybe even you can feel it too
    He's on a strike and looking at you

    Holding onto his words, but baby
    I saw an angel become the devil
    Still they look pretty good hand in hand
    Well baby, I don't need any of them
    Heaven nor hell Writer/s: Michael Poulsen
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Therese Christensen from IowaVolbeat has long been my favorite band. Michael Poulsen is a genius with his words. And very correct in his explanation of this song. We create our own hell, and believe in some one no one can prove is real.
  • Brenda Futrell from OklahomaThis is my favorite song. The first time I heard it I became addicted to Volbeat!
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