Long Time In The Ground - Deke Dickerson & The Ecco-fonics

Long Time In The Ground

Deke Dickerson & The Ecco-fonics

(Carl Sonny Leyland, HMG, 1998)

Oh well, my folks tried to raise me right
They taught me how to be good
But I like to prowl around late at night
I didn't do like I should
I wanna spread it around
And see the lights of town
'Cause it's a short time to live
And a long time in the ground

Well, they said I had to get me a job
Get some kids and a wife
Work thirty years just to pay my bills
That don't sound like much of a life
I wanna spread it around
And see the lights of town
'Cause it's a short time to live
And a long time in the ground

Well, I don't owe nobody nothing
And I don't have no regrets
Well, I don't let anybody put me down
'Cause life is too short for that
I wanna spread it around
That honky tonkin' sound
'Cause it's a short time to live
And a long time in the ground

I wanna spread it around
And see the lights of town
'Cause it's a short time to live
And a long time in the ground

Yeah, I wanna spread it around
And see the lights of town
'Cause it's a short time to live
And a long time in the ground

Carl Sonny Leyland plays the piano on Deke's rendition

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