Song Name: When the Devil Comes for Me

Songwriter: Matt Reno

Copyright: 2013

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Lyrics:

When the Devil Comes for Me (Matt Reno)

I will be waiting, I will be waiting I will be waiting when the devil comes for me
I will be waiting, I will be waiting I'll be waiting underneath that weeping willow tree, wondering,

what for the soul of a man, what price the soul of a man

you see there's fields need a-seeding
and hungry mouths want feeding
so I'm trading all of that for which I have no further need

the good lord was my saviour once
in Him I did believe
till forgotten and forsaken
in a world that's ruled by greed

I will be waiting, I will be waiting, I'll be waiting
wont you please be sure and tell him where I'll be

now here I stand before him as I hear them church bells toll
willing and a-ready for the business of my soul
I'm of sane mind and I know that I must stand
for freedom in this world, and then forever to be damned
now tell me
what for the soul of a man, what price the soul of a man
now tell me, what for the soul of a man, what price the soul of a man

a stranger who was passing by
on hearing what was said
he cast his eyes up to the skies
his arms aloft, outstretched

oh it's true the way is hard and long
oh lord a man can go so wrong
now won't you shine a light
till the devil he be gone

shine a light, shine a light, shine a light till the devil he be gone
shine a light, shine a light, shine a light till the devil he be gone




sensing that his work was done
that traveller kept a-moving on
we're each upon our chosen path
when all is aid and done


as the devil gave a cold hard smile
behold the contract for your soul
from this time on you'll prosper son
now go walk tall the deed is done

how sweet the life on easy street
a secret world revealed to me
that deal almost forgotten
though it festered in my mind

as wealth and reputation
far beyond all expectation
saw the good and the great hasten
down the path that led to my front door

Treasure upon treasure and of every earthly pleasure,
i took my fill and more, just as all men surely would, yeah

oh ain't life good, oh ain't life good


on the appointed day a messenger arrived and said
prompt payment of all debts good sir, in this I take great pride
I had no place to run to and nowhere could I hide
and so my the tale must end here
its worth you may decide
a cold wind blew right through me, as darkness fell around me
the earth below me opened up and swallowed me within
this pilgrim's going down, into the fires of hell I'm bound
as I think back to that time beneath that weeping willow tree
where you can sometimes hear me sing when the north wind blows
as to the worth of my soul, the devil only knows
what for the soul of a man, now tell me, what price the soul of a man
what for the soul of a man, what price the soul of a man, tell me
what price the soul of a man, what price the soul of a man
what for the soul of a man, what price the soul of a man