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

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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 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.


from You Better Get To Heaven Before The Devil Knows You're Dead, released February 4, 2016
Written by: Barry McAuley and The Great Simones
Recorded and Mixed by: Graham Byrne
Mastered by: Fergal Davis



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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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