Knockin' On My Coffin

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KNOCKIN' ON MY COFFIN
Lyrics by Bill Cerise-Bullock, Melissa Cerise-Bullock, Jill Zirkle, and Michael Sellars

VERSE 1
I was a pious man, thought I'd go to heaven when I reached my end
Oh! The jokes on me! I'm just laying here moldering!
If I had known my reward, I'd have been a sinner just to spite the Lord
I'd-a fucked and smoked and dranked everything that moved
'Cause I sure ain't movin' now so what the hell's the use?

CHORUS
But who's that KNOCKIN' ON MY COFFIN!?!?
Boy you ain't gon' find no heaven here you best keep on a-walkin'
Who's that KNOCKIN' ON MY COFFIN!?!?!?
No need to knock on wood
You don't know how good you've got it

VERSE 2
Our sins were of the flesh, come inside and we'll test all your seams for stress
Mending socks for each jack screw, scraping out a living under Madam Lou
But now the flesh falls away, God don't appreciate joy for pay
If we'd traded our lust for purity, we wouldn't be rotting for eternity

CHORUS
But who's that KNOCKIN' ON MY COFFIN!?!?
Girl don't be in such a hurry to get down among the rotten
Who's that KNOCKIN' ON MY COFFIN!?!?!?
No need to knock on wood
You don't know how good you've got it

BRIDGE
Where did everybody go? How'd it ever get so cold?
Someone let some light into this cell
So it all ends up the same, chasing death or dragged away
You'll decay in heaven or in hell

VERSE 3
Before my time in the grave, seemed like I was losing something every day
A little bit of cash, a little bit of time, a great big chunk of my fragile mind
Now I finally rest in peace, flowers bloom above me and the worms will feast
You can keep your heaven, you can keep your hell,
'Cause you don't keep nothing in a dirt hotel

CHORUS
But who's that KNOCKIN' ON MY COFFIN!?!?
I can hear the invitation, but I'd rather be forgotten
Who's that KNOCKIN' ON MY COFFIN!?!?!?
No need to knock on wood
You don't know how good you've got it
Who's that KNOCKIN' ON MY COFFIN!?!?
Though it's quite a lovely evening, I cannot come out a-walkin'
Who's that KNOCKIN' ON MY COFFIN!?!?!?
No need to knock on wood

OUTRO
Na na na na na, na na na na na na na!
Who's that KNOCKIN' ON MY COFFIN!?!?!?
Boy you ain't gon' find no heaven here you best keep on a-walkin'
Who's that KNOCKIN' ON MY COFFIN!?!?
Girl don't be in such a hurry to get down among the rotten
Who's that KNOCKIN' ON MY COFFIN!?!?
I can hear the invitation, but I'd rather be forgotten
Who's that KNOCKIN' ON MY COFFIN!?!?
I should warn you my appearance now is frankly fucking shockin'
[Who's that KNOCKIN' ON MY COFFIN!?!?!?
Boy you ain't gon' find no heaven here you best keep on a-walkin' (repeat x4)]
No need to knock on wood
You don't know how good you got it

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from Love's The Only Engine Of Survival, released June 15, 2013
Lyrics by Bill Cerise Bullock, Melissa Cerise-Bullock, Jill Zirkle, Michael Sellars

Music by Bill Cerise-Bullock and Bat Country

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Seattle's one and only licensed purveyors of genuine, undiluted, 100-proof Doom-Americana, Bat Country creates a unique, raw, yet hook-laden brand of noir heavily influenced by Tom Waits, Neko Case and Leonard Cohen. They are currently waiting outside your window with rusty shovels to bury you in the creeping existential dread of their pretty melodies. This is all ye know and all ye need know. ... more

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