The Devil's Not Here To Stay

from by Jeff Samson

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Verse 1
God, I just want to cry
I haven’t cried in so long
The filth I've only heard of, is now intimately felt, and deep within
If there is no release of pain, then there will be no appeal
We are one, and we are dying
We are one, we are dying

Verse 2
Oh God, all I want is to die
Not literally, but figuratively, said I
I want to let die my emotions, my pride, and my hate
What have we come here for, but to live and love with a clean slate?
How many have been here, how many to come?
The masses will come and the choir will sing
Most have sung, the rest will soon see
The young, the old; the beautiful, the ugly; the big, the small; the strong, the weak

Chorus
We are one, but we are dying
We are dying
We are dying

Bridge
God don’t let the devil
God don’t let the devil
God don’t let the devil
Get to me

Chorus
We are one, and we are dying...

Verse 3
By the hand of the one with many names
He is hate and he is pride and he is pain
He is the explanation for your regret, self-malice and suffering
What he is is nothing; controls this world, not everything
His reign is short-lived, it will die with him in the end
He has limits and his short reach will die with him in the end
This is why I cry and what I let die every day
The devil, to hell with him, is not here to stay

Chorus
We are one, but we’re all dying
We’re all dying
We’re all dying

Verse 4
Although some say one day his rule will lay at bay his array of hate, this is not fate. His law is to execrate, not obey. One day is today, and the Devil is here.

But the Devil’s not here to stay.

It’s not long now. Hold strong. Prove wrong the song of false law. Show true the light of The Lord and of all He is. He is strong, and He is the song of truth and love and forgiveness. This is His story; this is my story. And, with your choosing, this can be your story.

The Devil’s not here to stay.
No, the Devil’s not here to stay.
To hell with him, and it’s in hell he’ll stay.
The Devil’s not here to stay.

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from Stories, released March 14, 2014

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