Get on with it
Put off the fuss, you chickenshit
Get on with it
Can't you see it's time to quit

I seen three men hanging from a sycamore
Their bodies were stiff as a two-by-four
And their heads were tilted down towards the ground

And it ain't been long since they been up there
That their bodies turned cold hanging in that air
And they might have froze before that noose got to them

Get on with it
Put off the fuss, you chickenshit
Get on with it
Can't you see it's time to quit

Old Scratch has dealt us a dirty hand
He had the look of a saint but the greed of a man
And his face was worn and wrinkled like a leather book

And if I put this revolver to my head
Will God turn against me instead
Of taking pity on a broken man?

Get on with it
Get on with it
Get on with it
Get on with it


Lyrics submitted by prayingmantis84, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    General CommentFrom the site:

    "THREE MEN HANGING is about the first signs of hopelessness that the townspeople begin to feel as they realize their imminent doom. They begin to wander around the town, finding their friends and family strung up from trees, dangling in the wind. The town has begun to fall apart, and the devil's forces have become too strong. The chorus illustrates this scene: "I seen three men hangin from a sycamore, their bodies were stiff as a 2x4 and their heads were tilted down towards the ground. Well it ain't been long since they been up there that their bodies turned cold hangin in that air and they mighta froze before that noose got to them..." This scene is also taken from a wood etching Vincent found while looting the local library for images for the record. It is used on the back of the cd case. The narrator of this song urges the townspeople to give up, and to get on with it and kill themselves before the devil gets to them."
    prayingmantis84on May 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commentone of my favs off who will survive. such a good song live.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron December 20, 2004   Link

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