What the Devil

from by Bright Men of Learning

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All the light bulbs that wen off in your mind
Still tremble from their dead lines
The former glory of a body designed
To linger well behind
I tried to tell them you would never remain
Hooked up without your brain
As the ups and downs slow from the oxygen tank
All the nurses call St. Peter and they whisper your name

Don't try to get by on your looks
It takes more than your works on the earth to suffice
Men like you just don't get off the hook
'Cuz there's only one way to get in
And the answer don't depend
On what the devil said

Follow the leader until you get to his grave
He ain't old enough to shave
As a child you knew that everyone must be saved
But a man can't take a knee
Yeah, you ask forgiveness, then you do as you please
It's the old economy
Yeah you ask forgiveness, then you do as you please
And leave a lady in Chuck Taylors to carry your name

Don't try to get by on your looks
It takes more than your works on the earth to suffice
Men like you just don't get off the hook
So might as well look
To the back of the book
And put the sailors in charge
And feed the whole mob
Get drunk on the wine
And stay stoned all the time
'Cuz there's only one way to get in
And the answer don't depend

On what the devil said

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from Words EP, released September 25, 2014
Chris Kahlich did the E-Bow

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