"Sweet Hereafter" as written by and Jacob Aaron Smith....
Oh, when I left my mamas home
Left her for dead when I left her all alone
The whores they won’t let me be at night
They can’t replace the warmth I need tonight
Because I’m cold, cold as hell

The lord, He don’t wait for me at night
He knows what I’ve done is wrong and it ain’t right
The devil await me with open arms
And he sways me with his wiles and with his charms
I’m holding on when there’s nothing left to hold onto

Hold on to the sweet hereafter

The fountain from where I drank from as a child
When I was young I was bored and I was wild
Since then I have grown into a man
And I know that I can always stand
But I’m wrong, I’m still a child

Hold on to the sweet hereafter
Hold on to the sweet hereafter


Lyrics submitted by Philip_Batalion

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    General CommentI think what this song is about is that fact that we all make mistakes but as adults. We need to correct these mistakes even if people (The Devil) push us to do these things. Otherwise all we will have left is our death. Where only the devil will welcome us.
    destinsoulon April 28, 2007   Link

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