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When I was a boy years of 6 years or so
With my lunch box and my crayons to school I did go
The nuns they didnt like my free and foolish ways
It was their duty to tryand change my ways
I recited the Our Father, the Apostles Creed
When I got it wrong their rulers made my knuckles bleed
Couldn't read or write, couldnt keep my own shoes tied
They would start their preaching when I told them that I tried

The road to hell is paved with good intentions
You won't see the pearly gates unless you change your ways
You can think about it while you're in detention
The road to hell is paved with good intentions

When I was a lad of 15 years or so
I was working painting houses for Mr. Donahough
I thought it was real grand to be earning my own keep
But when Donahough saw my work I swear it made him weep
Paint was splattered everywhere that you could see
So he kicked me in the arse and yelled for me to leave
I tried my best he said and he grabbed me by my scruff
Shook me while he screamed your best ain't nearly good enough

The road to hell is paved with good intentions
You won't earn no money boy unless you change your ways
Pay your dues and than pay some attention
The road to hell is paved with good intentions

I loved a pretty girl but I knew it wouldn't last
She left me for another before a year had passed
She couldn't take my drinking and me stayin out too late
I told her I could change but she said it was too late
Now I've lived a rowdy life and I've lived it to the end
And I'll die with no regrets of my time and money spent
So if you've got a minute, pay a visit to my grave
Look upon the headstone and see there what it says

The road to hell is paved with good intentions
I tried to live the good life but it just was not my fate
My failures are too numerous to mention
The road to hell is paved with good intentions
The road to hell is paved with good intentions
You won't see the pearly gates unless you change your ways
You can think about it while you're in detention
The road to hell is paved with good intentions


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