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  •  Worth reading the lyrics! (6+ / 0-)

    By John Prine

    While digesting Reader's Digest
    In the back of a dirty book store,
    A plastic flag, with gum on the back,
    Fell out on the floor.
    Well, I picked it up and I ran outside
    Slapped it on my window shield,
    And if I could see old Betsy Ross
    I'd tell her how good I feel.

    Chorus:
    But your flag decal won't get you
    Into Heaven any more.
    They're already overcrowded
    From your dirty little war.
    Now Jesus don't like killin'
    No matter what the reason's for,
    And your flag decal won't get you
    Into Heaven any more.

    Well, I went to the bank this morning
    And the cashier he said to me,
    "If you join the Christmas club
    We'll give you ten of them flags for free."
    Well, I didn't mess around a bit
    I took him up on what he said.
    And I stuck them stickers all over my car
    And one on my wife's forehead.

    Repeat Chorus:

    Well, I got my window shield so filled
    With flags I couldn't see.
    So, I ran the car upside a curb
    And right into a tree.
    By the time they got a doctor down
    I was already dead.
    And I'll never understand why the man
    Standing in the Pearly Gates said...

    "But your flag decal won't get you
    Into Heaven any more.
    We're already overcrowded
    From your dirty little war.
    Now Jesus don't like killin'
    No matter what the reason's for,
    And your flag decal won't get you
    Into Heaven any more."

    This better be good. Because it is not going away.

    by DerAmi on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 12:33:14 AM PDT

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