If I didn't know your game
Would you lay me down and lie about your name
If things didn't go your way
Would you tell the lawyers you were just playing
If there were no hell to pay
I wonder would you still need a god
If the rich were weak
Would you fight for their lives
Without a marriage would you give up your wife
If you saw me coming would you take another route
In your house does difference stay out
If there were no hell to pay
I wonder would you still need a god
If there were no hell to pay
I wonder would you still need a god
Do you dig for gold
Would you sell your soul
What should we know
Who are you when you're alone
If my eyes were closed
Would you launch your stones
What should we know
Who are you when you are all alone
With the cameras off
Would you beat him till he's dead
If you found the cure
Would you make us beg
If no one had to work
Would you still get out of bed
If the bullet was for me
Would you take it in the head
If there were no hell to pay
I wonder would you still need a god
If there were no hell to pay
I wonder would you still need a god
If I believed in you and you believed in me
Would you still need a god
If no one cared would you sleep all day
Would you still need a god
If my eyes were closed would you launch your stones
Would you still need a god
With the cameras off would you beat him dead
Would you still need a god


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Hell to Pay Lyrics as written by Leah Andreone David Victor Andreone

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    I believe it means if we weren't afraid of the consequences of our actions, what type of people would we be?

    cindel221on June 02, 2008   Link

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