You Better Get To Heaven Before The Devil Knows You're Dead

by The Great Simones

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The Great Simones are a sensational alternative rock and folk band that hail out of Navan, Ireland. They shine out magnificently with a ‘romping & stomping’ music platform that combines genre elements of alternative, folk, blues, Americana and celtic rock charms. The energy was nothing short of radiant rock splendour and the overall musicianship heard throughout had a fantastic high-flying edge with a vibrantly rocking mighty vibe. I could ‘without question’ see rock music appreciators around the globe taking a huge liking to these true talents, really ‘roaring’ listen here!

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released February 4, 2016

Recorded and mixed by: Graham Byrne
Produced by: Barry McAuley, Brendan Kelly and Graham Byrne
Recorded in: Sun, Apollo and Elektra Studios, Temple Bar, Dublin.
Master: Fergal Davis: Inbetween Days, Devils Playground and You Better Get To Heaven Before The Devil Knows You're Dead.

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The Great Simones Dublin, Ireland

The Great Simones are an Alternative, Folk and Americana band from Navan.
Starting out in 2012, the band have opened for the likes of Alabama 3, The Lost Brothers and Don Baker, and have also played the famous Salty Dog Stage at Electric Picnic 2015. The band have just released a new album and are set to play this years Vantastival. ... more

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Track Name: Tumbleweed Row
We're at war, we're at war
We're at war, once more

With the rising of the sun
I pick up my six shooter gun
I'm a wanted man
I'm an outlaw on the run

I don't know the reason why?!
The Devil wants me, so bad to die
As I ride out onto
The open plain
As I ride out onto
The open plains

With my family on my mind
They we're killed
By the murderous kind
And the Devil soon becoming
For this soul of mine

But the deed aint yet done
I still got bullets in my gun
And I'm gonna keep one in the chamber
For when the devil come
I'm gonna keep one in the chamber
For when the Devil come

Oh eh oh eh oh...

As my body lay there cold
I told the Devil
He could take my soul
If I could seek my vengance
Down on Tumbleweed Row

(I have evil on my mind
I'm an evil of a kind
I have evil on my mind x2)
I have evil on my mind

Oh eh oh eh oh...

Oh the fighting's nearly over
The Devil no longer reigns
For he's out there dying
On the expend plain
On the open plains

As sun comes down over the valley
And the red sea of sand
A new evil reigns
As darkness takes over
the land.
Track Name: Graveyard Blues (Recorded Live)
I went down to the graveyard,
For an old friend I see,
I went down to the graveyard,
Grandma, Pa and me.
Oh a time is a passing,
More have passed on I see,
Passed on just like you,
When you were young and free.
Oh an escalating nightmare,
Envisioned from hell,
I never thought i'd hear the ringing,
Of your dying bell,
Oh i'll take on the Devil,
And i'll take on thy Lord,
For this is my vengance,
Yea this is my word
For this is my vengance,
Yea this is my word.
Track Name: You Better Get To Heaven Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
To his son he was a stranger
In the valley that was bleeding
He tried to be his friend
When a daddy he was needing
(You better get to heaven
Before the devil knows you're dead) x2)

Some say his Daddy
Ain't got no use in breathing
How can you love someone
When.you don't know them
When you're leaving
(you better get to heaven
Before the Devil knows you're dead) x2)

I'll be waiting for him, everyday

Oh I've been waiting a long time
To.see.your sorry ass again
Every God damn day
I waited down there
For that train to come
Thinking about what I'm gonna do or say
When I look him in the eye
When one day, old a grey
There he stood
He looked right at me and said son
I'm sorry for walking out on yall ya here
But somethings you just don't understand!
Understand this is said
And I stabbed that cocksucker
Right in the heart
And with his last dying breath to me
He said hey son
You're more like your daddy than you think
I just smiled and I said
You better get to heaven now ya here
Before that Devil knows you're dead

I'm sorry Dad, I told him you were coming.
Track Name: Memory Lane
I'm gonna tell you son
I'm gonna tell you son
Gonna tell you something
Gonna make a you run

You remember that night
Your mama died?
I'm gonna tell you now
That, that weren't no suicide

She came out of that mine
That mine she came
Upon this family
Your mother brought great shame

She came out with ol' Stoney
She came with ol' Stone
We'll I shot him down
And I brought your mama on home

Oh the diamonds reign
Oh the diamonds reign
Oh the rained on us that night
Out in the memory lane

Oh I lay her down
By the fireside
Then I strung her up
Made it look like suicide

Oh I loved your mam's
And I love you the same
Now pick up that gun
And honour your family name
Oh I did what I had to do
You gotta do the same
I live you son
Butility don't let those diamonds Reign

(Oh the diamonds reign
Oh the diamonds reign
Oh theyes rained on us that night
Out in memory lane x2)
Oh they ra9ned on us that night
Out in memory lane