Pack of Lies

Just recorded this one and I kind of like it. Look for it on the revised and expanded "Breath of God" CD.


The Lies the Devil Told

Sundown in the garden
I could hear the leaving trains
Like the warning of the Master that was bouncing through my brain
I wish I had been stronger
But that apple shone like gold
And I listened to the lies the Devil told

The Devil is a liar, and liars they do lie
I imagine that you’ve met him if you live beneath the sky
I turned my collar up
And I walked out into the cold
Just as empty as the lies the Devil told

Hey this game feels familiar
I’m a little short, think I’m gonna fold
I took my thirty bits of silver
And I blew them on the lies the Devil told

Johnny prefers bourbon
To catch his morning buzz
Helps him feel a little like the man that Johnny was
Before the levy broke
Before the kingdom sold
Before he listened to the lies the Devil told

Ruby serves up breakfast
Down at the Waffle Stop
To a man with a paper nametag that says “Hello my name’s Pop”
She says, “You feeling any better?”
He says, “I’m just feeling old”
I guess you can’t outrun the lies the Devil told

Hey this game feels familiar
I’m a little short, think I’m gonna fold
I took my thirty bits of silver
And I blew them on the lies the Devil told

Now the lawyers channel Darwin
They shake their tiny fists
As if the God of all Creation needs their permission to exist
But the fire’s getting weaker
And the coffee’s getting cold
They’re wearing thin, those lies the Devil told

Well the party’s winding down now
The sun is almost up
I’ve broken bread with sinners
And I’ve passed around the cup
I can hear the riders coming
Just like thunder through my soul
Drowning out the lies the Devil told

Hey this game feels familiar
I’m a little short, think I’m gonna fold
I took my thirty bits of silver
And I blew them on the lies the Devil told

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