Hell (If I Don’t Cry)

(c) (p) alias james 2021 (Ravenhood Music / ASCAP)

sittin on a tailgate listenin to George Strait
should woulda coulda but it’s lookin like it’s too late
dude’s got a broken heart tryin not to fall apart
lifeline flat line fallin right off the chart

takin off time for livin’
second on chances right before you see
I had the sound of a thousand angels singin to me
now I’m guessing that this is the way it’s gonna be

hell if I know
hell if I know why
hell is where I go
and hell if I don’t cry

downhill no brakes hello Alabama Shakes
gravity draggin me into the land of heartaches
broke down tough guy in for a rough ride
all alone dead phone sittin by the road side

they say the devil used to live in heaven
once upon a time before he fell
oh yeah I was lovin that living with an angel
now I’m waking up every day and I’m in

hell if I know
hell if I know why
hell is where I go
and hell if I don’t cry

wake up in a truck stop listening to hip hop
turn the key misery laughing and it won’t stop
heartache’s calling Tom Petty’s Fallin
radio preacher sayin call me if you’re stallin

got a heart like the Titanic
goin down to the sound of violins
but that iceberg icecold icewater’s like a sweet dream
down where the flames are burnin up their sins

hell if I know
hell if I know why
hell is where I go
and hell if I don’t cry

maybe it’s a guy thang
just a little more twang
universe in reverse
headed for the big bang
runnin outta rewind
takin over your mind
cruisin while you’re losin
what you know you ain’t gonna find

(c) 2021 alias james (Ravenhood Music / ASCAP)