Bethlehem (extended showdown version)

by Death & the Reverend

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As I slouched to Bethlehem
I met a young man on the road
His eyes were bright with righteous pride
And he would not let me through
He spoke at length of many things
That I had heard before
Of revolution, the end of days
The war to end all wars
And in between the words he spoke
The pain inside his head
Decried me as his enemy
So this what I said

You better put your fists down boy
I was something like you
But all the pain left in my wake
Never added up before
You better put your fists down boy
I don't have time to fight you
The world has been about to end
Since the first of us was born

Turning in the widening gyre
The center cannot hold
He pulled his blade and there he stayed
Before me in the road

You better put that knife down boy
I was something like you
But now I have a place to go
That I haven't seen before
You better put that knife down boy
Coz I don't want to fight you
The world has been about to end
Since the first of us was born

He said "I am the End Times, man."
he said he was my son
the Sphinx had prophesied my death
From the barrel of his gun
"I can be a gentleman
But my coffee has grown cold
So I'll share with you a thing or two
You ought to learn, to grow this old."


You better put that gun down boy
I was something like you
But blood runs better in your veins than it does across the floor
You better put that gun down boy
Coz I don't want to fight you
The world has been about to end
Since the first of us was born.

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