"Poughkeepsie, NY" as written by and Hrag Chanchanian Adrian Robison....
I met the Devil in Poughkeepsie, New York.
He took a seat right beside me at the end of the bar.
He said I looked familiar, had we met sometime before?

Yeah, I drank with the Devil in Poughkeepsie, New York.
And I confessed I hadn't prayed to God since nineteen-eighty-eight,
He said, "oh kid, you should try again you know, before it's too late."

I asked him where my soul would go if I just dropped dead today,
He smiled and said
"Oh, you've got some good friends waiting for you at the gates."
Hallelujah! O', Hallelujah! He said,
"Just say the word and I'll give you fame and fancy whores,
Or would you rather die a simple man, just honest and poor?"

I said,
"Well now I know who my real friends are and I can't ask for much more."
I thanked the Devil for my drinks and made my way for the door.
Hallelujah! O', Hallelujah

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"Poughkeepsie, NY" as written by Eric Victorino Adrian Robison


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    General Commentnot even close....well actually enkoi has it prety right. If anybody follows Eric's career, you know he has a book of poetry/prose out. the piece titled There are Monsters Everywhere, which is also up on the myspace for either him or his book, is what this song is based off of.

    Its one of the longest stories in his book, but this guy who had been diagnosed with HIV comes into a bar where Eric was in oughkeepsie, looking to pick a fight so he could bleed into somebdoy to give them HIV too. read the story and youll understand what this song is BASED on, not 100% about.
    tampawolf90on April 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis songs is short but AWESOME .......1 of my fav tracks ^_^

    "Just say the word and I'll give you fame and fancy whores,
    or would you rather die a simple man,
    just honest and poor?"

    i can feel that part....xD
    dark_princ3on December 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like how the Devil tells him to pray lol I love this song.
    MarkiePon December 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell, honestly, I think Strata might not be too fond of Poughkeepsie. They have played so many shows there before they had a little more fans. I think its because WRRV never wanted to play their music for who knows why!
    That annoyed me. I've just been wondering REALLY why they chose Poughkeepsie...
    enkoion February 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOr maybe he met some one in Poughkeepsie haha.
    enkoion February 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell spoken tampawolf, i live in poughkeepsie and have loved strata since they were downside. I was actually at the concert man, wtf is wrong with people!
    nikky_styxon July 05, 2008   Link

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