The Small Things

from by Willi Carlisle

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The Small Things

I hope I die in Sedgwick County,
On a cold and wet October.
Turn the earth over,
Lay me in.
Lay me in.

I hope you make the drive up,
Hope it breaks your shitty car,
Hope you bring your guitar,
Sing about what little worms we are.
How the rapture saves us all.

Honey, I dunno if I believe in heaven.
In my head, it's always dark and bare.
Honey, I can't think of an afterlife worth livin'
When in your heaven I know I ain't there.
When in your heaven I know I ain't there.

And if I cry it's for the small things:
Two beers on a Wednesday night,
Church songs in the firelight.

If you sing, sing for the big thing
Hangin' over our heads,
That the best you've done is love
And it still ends up dead.

They're gonna drag me up to heaven
For to see old Saint Peter
In nothin' but a wife-beater
Tell him what I done,
What I done.

I'm gonna fight with all the angels,
Get drunk in heaven's bars.
Sayin' goodbye's too hard.
They'll cut me off.
They'll cut me off.

Honey, I dunno if I believe in heaven.
In my head, it's always dark and bare.
Honey, I can't think of an afterlife worth livin'
When in your heaven I know I ain't there.
When in your heaven I know I ain't there.

And if I cry it's for the small things:
One summer spent hitchin',
Sweet kisses in the kitchen.

If you sing, sing for the big thing
Hangin' over our heads,
That the best you've done is love
And it still ends up dead.

Honey, I dunno if I believe in heaven.
In my head, it's always dark and bare.
Honey, I can't think of an afterlife worth livin'
When in your heaven I know I ain't there.
When in your heaven I know I ain't there.

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from Too Nice to Mean Much, released July 30, 2016

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