Devil Don’t Sleep; Mike Farris
The devil put a sign out on the edge of town,
“Live it up now before they lay you down!”
They standin’ in line when I was startin’ to leave,
the men and the women and a coupla thieves.
Now the moon ain’t shinin’ and the stars just hide,
I can’t miss that train when it blows through here tonite.
the hills are howlin’ and the river is risin’
and the devil don’t sleep tonite.
Move on up a little higher
save my soul from the burnin’ fires
the Good book is my temple, Holy Spirit’s my sword,
and I can’t sleep until I see the Lord.
The fox is in the hen house and he’s handin’ out keys,
He’s a cool politician he’ll set your mind at ease.
He gonna lead ‘em out the front door in the broad daylight,
And you best believe he’s eatin chicken tonite.
Now, Mother Teresa’s outside beggin’ for a dime,
she says she needs it to fix her busted spine.
she says the burden is heavy but it suits me fine,
Now gimme what you got and I will tell you the time.
Move on up a little higher.
Save my soul from the burnin’ fires.
The good Book is my temple, Holy Spirit’s my sword,
and I won’t rest until I see the my Lord.
Look at the valley, it’s eerily quiet.
It’s a cool misconception, I won’t tell you no lies.
If you look a little harder and listen you’ll find,
people screamin’ out they windows for redemption tonite.