There once was a man who had two sons
They grew up fast and they both had guns
They lived like kings until the younger one
Said "I want to move away -

The country life, it ain't for me
I'll live the great life, then you'll see
I'd like my money, if you please"
And he was on his way, singing

Lye dye dye dye dye
Lye dye dye dye dye
Lye dye dye dye dye
Lye dye dye dye dye

Well, the city life, it was real fast
And before he knew it, he'd spent his last
On prostitutes and getting smashed,
And they sent him on his way

He found some work babysitting swine
And in his hunger, he remembered the times
That his father's men, they were doin' just fine
As they worked away the day, They sang,


We he set off for his father's place,
Afraid to look him in the face
And hoping for a bit of grace
He began to pray…

Kyrie, Kyrie lye dye dye
Kyrie, Kyrie lye dye dye

While the son was still a long ways away
His father saw him, and he gave chase
The tears flowed free as they embraced
And they danced away the day

The older son was full of jealous pride
So the father came and took him aside
"My once dead son is now alive,
The son that went away"


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