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Leaving the Hell Behind
By: Robert Johnson Howard

V1 Burning eyes, cruel grin
He sings his song and its sucks you in
Promises you want, things you don’t need
Don’t give him your trust and he’s going to mislead

Things are going crazy
Human nature melting down
People getting anxious
Mr. Evil’s back in town

V2 They dance to his glory, the eager play along
You can join the party if you think you should belong
But things get all confused until you can’t tell right from wrong
Either way you lose you’re adding verses to his song

I may be weak but I’m not blind
You tempt my soul but you can’t take my mind
I get your plan but I must decline
You’re in my rear view mirror
Cause I’m leaving the Hell behind

V3 Empty words you say to me
You just live in your Fantasy
Some say its lies, I think its worse
You ain’t salvation, you’re just a curse

Don’t need no icon
To put up on my shelf
Don’t want your counsel
I can think for myself

You say you got the power
To give me everything I need
Well that ain’t any better
It’s just a different shade of greed
Well I like to keep things simple
So I think I’ll take a pass
Move aside Mr. Nimble
I’m stepping on the gas



released October 30, 2015
Lyrics, Music & Performance by Robert Johnson Howard
Ft. Doug Woolverton on Trumpet



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Robert Johnson Howard Newport, Rhode Island

Writing and recording is my passion. Its like a painting. It doesn't do any good stuck in my head so I might as well get it on disk before it drives me to cut my ear off.


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