Eric Church

A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young Out Now

January 28, 2014

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Only two more weeks until the release of Eric's new album, The Outsiders. To celebrate, we've released another track off the record.

A MAN WHO WAS GONNA DIE YOUNG

ERIC CHURCH / JEREMY SPILLMAN

I LIKE FAST CARS AND SHARP DREAMS

CHASED A LOT OF CRAZY THINGS

LEFT BEHIND MY SHARE OF BROKEN PIECES

THIS MORNING I TURNED 36 & WHEN YOU JUST REMEMBER HALF OF IT

YOU WONDER HOW YOU out LIVED HANK OR JESUS

I PUT THE RAGE IN THE RIVER AND THE ROLL IN THE THUNDER

BUT YOU KEPT ME FROM GOING UNDER

WHEN THAT CURRENT GOT TOO HEAVY

I ALWAYS THOUGHT I’D BE A HEAP OF METAL

IN A CLOUD OF SMOKE FOOT STUCK TO THE PEDAL

SOLD FOR PARTS LIKE A JUNK YARD RUSTED OUT CHEVY

FEAR IVE HAD NONE WHAT THE HELL MADE YOU WANNA LOVE

A MAN WHO WAS GONNA DIE YOUNG

IN THE MIRROR I SAW MY SURPRISE

WHO KNEW GRAY HAIRS LIKED TO HIDE

ON A HEAD DIDN’T THINK HE’D LIVE PAST THIRTY

IF I MAKE IT THIRTY MORE IT’S THE BROWN THAT YOU’LL BE LOOKING FOR

AS YOUR RUN YOUR FINGERS THROUGH IT AND SAY SLOW DOWN HONEY

I PUT THE RAGE IN THE RIVER AND THE ROLL IN THE THUNDER

BUT YOU KEPT ME FROM GOING UNDER

WHEN THAT CURRENT GOT TOO HEAVY

I ALWAYS THOUGHT I’D BE A HEAP OF METAL

IN A CLOUD OF SMOKE FOOT STUCK TO THE PEDAL

SOLD FOR PARTS LIKE A JUNK YARD RUSTED OUT CHEVY

FEAR IVE HAD NONE WHAT THE HELL MADE YOU WANNA LOVE

A MAN WHO WAS GONNA DIE YOUNG

CALL IT INTUITION OR CALL IT CRAZY

JUST THOUGHT BY NOW ID BE PUSHING UP DAISIES

BUT ID GLADLY STICK AROUND IF WE’RE TOGETHER

SO BABY WHEN YOU BOW YOUR HEAD TONIGHT

COULD YOU TELL THE LORD I’VE CHANGED MY MIND

AND WITH YOU ID LIKE TO FOREVER