"Spirit In The Sky" as written by and Norman Greenbaum....
When I die and they lay me to rest
Gonna go to the place that's the best
When I lay me down to die
Goin' up to the spirit in the sky
Goin' up to the spirit in the sky
That's where I'm gonna go when I die
When I die and they lay me to rest
Gonna go to the place that's the best

Prepare yourself you know it's a must
Gotta have a friend in Jesus
So you know that when you die
He's gonna recommend you
To the spirit in the sky
Gonna recommend you
To the spirit in the sky
That's where you're gonna go when you die
When you die and they lay you to rest
You're gonna go to the place that's the best

Never been a sinner I never sinned
I got a friend in Jesus
So you know that when I die
He's gonna set me up with
The spirit in the sky
Oh set me up with the spirit in the sky
That's where I'm gonna go when I die
When I die and they lay me to rest
I'm gonna go to the place that's the best
Go to the place that's the best


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"Spirit in the Sky" as written by Norman Greenbaum

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  • +3
    General Commenttruly is a gret song i love the intro.
    audioslave48195on November 06, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commenthaha i love reading all you comments
    but this song is in deed aewsome and i would want
    it to be played at my funeral and so what if people
    dance someone needs to have fun
    bluesfromanairplaneon June 09, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentGreenbaum explicitly stated that it's just a simple song inspired by old Western movies. It's NOT religious satire, and it's NOT Christian praise music, despite all of you atheists wanting to claim it as your own. It's supposed to be spiritual so he chose Christianity because he had to choose something. It's NOT because he's Christian, and it's NOT because he's satiring religion. Get over yourselves
    stoutcarroton June 14, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti heard that norman greenbaum was actually jewish and he used "ive got a friend in jesus" as a marketing ploy. and i also heard what opinionhead said, that it was about televangelists, which makes a lot of sense.... "im not a sinner, i never sin"... sounds like tv preaching
    jurassicporkon December 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyea greenbaum sounds like a jewish name
    EmoKid707on July 31, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song.

    I heard that it's the number 1 song at funerals.
    BassGuitar25on December 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenty jurrasicpork, y couldn't be more right. indubidably. he is jewish.
    rabbitmisteron February 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat a classic display of a one-hit wonder.

    great song though. So damned catchy.
    T_D_Phoenixon June 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's awesome and yes Greenbaum was Jewish.
    iforgoton July 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song rocks! I did once hear it at a funeral, I didn't know the man (the decest) well. I kinda felt bad, cause the song just made me want to dance
    ...shame on me... :) The song kinda lightened the mood a little...i must say that it sure as hell beats organ music for a funeral
    mryjaneon August 04, 2006   Link

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