Before The Devil Knows We're Dead (Turnpike Troubadours)

Well he was pushing 80, but he acted 22 He could laugh and drink just like his grandchildren would do There was square hay on the meadow, second cutting of the year Well his summer work was over once they got the pasture cleared They were drinking on the big bluff across the river from the field Well he walked up to the edge and threw a stone in and he kneeled And he looked down at the water, he said boys im going in They were cheering when he jumped but he did not come up again Well raise another round boys and have another glass Be thankful for today knowing it will never last Still lets leave the world laughing when our eulogies are read May we all get to heaven 'fore the devil knows we're dead May we all get to heaven 'fore the devil knows we're dead Well it was 20 after midnight, they were going 85 She was barely out of high school wanting bad to feel alive Just a two lane piece of blacktop, a snakey stretch of road Well the wind blew through the wing vents, it was clear and fresh and cold Well the driver killed the headlights and he put the throttle down When they hit the railroad crossing they were five feet off the ground Just a-screaming through the midnight 'til they came down again Well the front tire hit a bar ditch, they went end over end Well i'm twenty eight years old now, I was born in '84 And i've been free as I can be and I won't ask for anymore So let the fiddle play a hoedown after I've drawn my last breath Well tell everyone I know that I loved them all to death May we all get to heaven 'fore the devil knows we're dead May we all get to heaven 'fore the devil knows we're dead