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Well it came five years back down to the day
Wasn't looking for trouble or any hell to pay
Rode his horse real tall like a man of his word
Didn't care to speak but he needed to be heard
A god damn sinner, redeemed beginner
Looking in the mirror for words
But he only saw his eyes, and he wouldn't compromise
It was the devil in his head that he heard

He said I don't want trouble got enough on my own
Shut up and sit down I've got some sins to atone
Around these parts you got a way into hell
Better calm down there's things I can't tell
Dammit boy listen, I'm pretty persistent
I could see his face was turning red
What I need is a good route please
I'm going to shoot the devil dead

Everybody grab your girl and bring her closer
Everybody raise your glass and raise it high
Johnny's on his way right now to kill the devil
So you better get your sinnin' done tonight

Johnny walked down to the gates of hell
Heard the demons scream and he knew them well
Walked right up to the devil himself
Was a big strong man didn't need any help
What do you want with these broken men
And their broken lives and their broken land?
I'm not a man of God but I damn do intend
To settle the score tonight

And the lights went out and the flames came up
And Johnny was alone in the world
Johnny was quick but he wasn't quick enough
He died with his fingers curled
It's nights like this with a warm group of friends
We remember Johnny and his fight to no end
A man who stands always knows where lands
God damn I can drink to that

Everybody grab your girl and bring her closer
Everybody raise your glass and raise it high
Johnny's on his way right now to kill the devil
So you better get your sinnin' done tonight

Everybody grab your girl and bring her closer
Everybody raise your glass and raise it high
Johnny's on his way right now to kill the devil
So you better get your sinnin' done tonight

Oh Lord, don't you hear my cry
'Cause the devil's on his way tonight
Oh Lord, don't you hear my cry
'Cause the devil's on his way tonight
Oh Lord, don't you hear my cry
'Cause the devil's on his way tonight
Oh Lord, don't you hear my cry
'Cause the devil's on his way tonight

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from Coal Black Train, released April 14, 2012

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