Then the Devil Walked In

from by Youell Swinney

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You've gotta lose everything
And baby that's quite a lot
You've gotta get lost in sin
Before you ever find your way to god
For those who really are ready
The grave will go up first
And if you ain't ever been born again
Well babe you're in a world of hurt

Then the devil walked in

You've gotta walk them low down back roads
You've gotta give yourself to pain
You've gotta go to a hundred funerals
Before you're ever gonna be born again
You've gotta roam them swampy wastelands
With nothin' but skeeters as friends
You've gotta drown in a sea of whiskey
Before your journey to grace begins

Then the devil walked in

There ain't no god without the devil
There ain't no light without the dark
You've gotta be able to touch the devil's face
Before god's love will ever work
And you can sing all night to that darkness
About heaven and it's golden streets
But you ain't ever gonna walk on clouds
Till hellfire done burned your feet

Then the devil walked in


from Disillusion's Dreamer, released July 22, 2017



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Youell Swinney Arkansas

Begun in 2005 as a side project to a now defunct punk rock band and with a name taken from a dark chapter of Arkansas history, Youell Swinney is a one man band with rotating guest musicians, including Mr. Lew Gelfond on fiddle.

Born out of a love for old time couMntry and 70's Americana, with a dash if prog rock thrown into the mix.
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