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Gotta' Give It All Back
Out Of The Woodwork II
1990 by Gary E. Andrews
All Right Reserved for the Globe


Chords:
G 32OOO3
C/G bass 332O1O
Csus4 X32O3O
D XXO232

(Verse 1)
When we take God's body back to 'im,
And we give up the ghost,
He's gonna' say,
What'd ya' do? Drag it coast to coast?"
He'll say, "I hate to be abusive,
But couldn't you have been more reclusive?"
When we take God's body back to 'im,
And we give up the ghost.

(V 2)
When we give God's brain back to 'im,
On the judgment day,
He's gonna' say,
"What 'd ya' do to make the thing look this way?"
He'll say, I hate to be accusin',
But why'd ya' have to do all that boozin'?"
When we give God's brain back to 'im,
On the judgment day.

(Bridge)
Oh, You better count your blessings,
For His judgment on your second blessing.
You'd better think ahead.
Someday, You're gonna' be dead.
You've Gotta' Give It All Back to God
At the end of time.

(V 3)
When we give God's world back to 'im,
At the end of time,
He's gonna' say,
"What 've you people done to it this time?"
He'll say, It's missin' pieces!
Oh, wait 'll I show this to Jesus,
When we give God's world back to 'im,
At the end of time.

(Repeat Chorus)

(V 4)
When Saint Peter sits down,
To tally up the schore,
To come up with a ratio,
Of peace to war,
He ain't gonna' be too pleased,
To find history diseased,
And the numbers runnin' minus one
To a hundred and four.

(Repeat Chorus)

(V 5)
When I stand before my Maker,
On the judgment day,
He's gonna' say,
"Somebody, take this mess away.
This thing's full of evil.
Ah, but send it back to soul retrieval,
When I stand before my Maker,
On the judgment day.

If 'n ya' don't believe in me,
When I say,
You've Gotta' Give It ALl Back to God,
On the judgment day,
Don't take my word for it.
Let God's word underscore it.
You Gotta Give It All Back to God,
On the judgment day.

(Repeat Chorus)

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Gotta' Give It All Back by Gary E. Andrews
All Rights Reserved For The Globe

I woke up at 1117 17th Street in 1990, the morning after a Bob Dylan concert at the Palace Theatre in Columbus, Ohio where I got the first line of "Walkin' Down The Road Without You." I wrote that lyric driving home to Portsmouth that night. When I awoke the next morning I looked at my feet sticking out of the covers, started tapping them in time, and wrote this lyric.