"From Hillbilly Heaven, To Honky Tonk Hell" as written by and Woody Mullis Michael Huffman....
On a hillside in Hazzard
Sets a new double-wide
God's little acre
Your paradise

A poor boy found heaven
With a good country girl
He had all he wanted
She was his whole world

But working the coal mine
Can wear a man down
He started spending
Too much time in town

He found temptation
Fell under it's spell
And hillbilly Heaven
Went to honky tonk Hell

From hillbilly Heaven
To honky tonk Hell
From a warm home fire burning
To a cold, cheap motel
And an angel is crying
'Cause her good man fell
From hillbilly Heaven
To honky tonk Hell

Somewhere in Hazzard
On a dark, dead-end street
Where whiskey and heartache
And old memories meet

He looks for salvation
In a bottle each night
And just goes on livin'
Though he's lost his life

Now there's a job in the coal mine
That needs to be filled
And a heartache in Hazzard
That won't ever heal

He had it all
Now it's all for sale
And hillbilly Heaven's
Gone to honky tonk Hell
From hillbilly Heaven
To honky tonk Hell
From a warm home fire burning
To a cold, cheap motel
And an angel is crying
'Cause her good man fell
From hillbilly Heaven
To honky tonk Hell

He's gone from hillbilly Heaven
To honky tonk Hell


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"From Hillbilly Heaven to Honky Tonk Hell" as written by Mike Geiger Michael Huffman

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    General Comment"Where whiskey and heartache and old memories meet". So many people have mention these things in one line, but it still strucks me.
    tugiton February 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI read on a lyrics site that Kenny Chesney wasn't the original writer of this song, and when Chesney/Lawrence/Jones collaborated on this they must have known the outreach of listeners would triple just by doing that. Whether the trio of voices was purposeful, or just a simple collaboration, each verse sang by a different artist seems to tell a part of the story from each singer's point of view, it was chosen so carefully. As you can tell, this isn't just another tear-jerker to me like it may be for some, I'm from Hazard, Kentucky, and I've worked inside the coal mines in Hazard Kentucky. I know the spelling is different, and more than likely a different place was meant, but I've seen this very thing happen to people from all walks of life, young and old. When I'm coming home, I drive by nice homes, but many are broken. As you can notice, I'm not giving an interpretation of this song, it explains itself. "Tugit", if you don't mind, i'd just like to say thanks for the comment on this, because what struck you about the song really knocked me for a home run. For whatever reason, people choose this path of life to lead, and no matter what people say, you can't tell who it's going to happen to. Where I've been involved with mining before, I guess I can "finish the painting" and pick up where this song leaves off, whether I want to or not, because when you've been to your first funeral over this kind of stuff you know it's real.
    andyw513on February 23, 2008   Link

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