Race With The Devil - Johnny David

Race With The Devil

Johnny David

(John McNeill, GIL GP 104, 1959)

When I was young, well I was full of life
Dreamed of a home, a family and a wife
But somehow all my dreams fell through
Leaving my heart all feelin' like I do
My life, my life is a race
A race with the devil, a race with the devil

Worked real hard, well it just don't pay my rent
Worked real hard, and I don't waste a cent
Had many jobs that I didn't like so well
Swept many floors and I drove on many mill
My life, my life is a race
A race with the devil, a race with the devil

That's the reason I drink and gamble
That's the reason I love to ramble
And at last when I leave this earth
Racing with the devil for all I'm worth
My life, my life is a race
A race with the devil, a race with the devil

I do things when I know I shouldn't do it
Will hell be as happy as the road that leads to it
Why should I try to change my way
I'll outrun the devil on judgement day
My life, my life is a race
A race with the devil, a race with the devil
A race with the devil, a race with the devil
[Fade]

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