(Ba da ba ba ba da da…) x 8

I would be overstating
If I said I knew you well,
Or that I knew you at all.
When you flew through that windshield
And your life passed
Reel the reel,
Was there a bit part for me?

I made a wish for you.
Blew out the sun so it would come true.
But the sun froze along with your heart.

So give up, give up your love.
Give up, give up your love.
I promise it's not gonna kill ya
And I need ya, Lord I need ya.

(Ba da ba ba ba da da…) x 8

And when they cut out your lung
You said we could all breathe easy.
The hole swallowed your heart.
When they drilled holes in your skull
And screwed that halo to your head
Did you think you could fly?

I made a prayer for you,
Then prayed some more that it’d come true.
Don’t know 'bout God, but I believe in you.

So give up, give up your love.
Give up, give up your love.
I promise its not gonna kill ya,
And I need ya, Lord I need ya.
Though you haven’t got a lot to give up,
A good man is easy to kill. Well,
Stop talking about the weather and say you’re getting better.

(Ba da ba ba ba da da…) x 8

Lyrics submitted by Flyingtreemonkey, edited by PeterK

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  • +2
    General Commentnow that's funny.
    I was reading about a novelist called Kurt Vonnegut when I discovered the name Flannery O'Connor, which happens to be Vonnegut's favorite writer. to my surprise, I find that she's written a story entitled "A Good Man Is Hard To Find", the same title of a Sufjan Steven's song. then I randomly decide to take a look at Beulah's lyrics and here it is: A Good Man Is Easy To Kill, certainly referring to the title of O'Connor's short story.
    drmnon July 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFirst of all, its not a book, its a Short Story: "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor.

    The story is about a family who go on vacation with their annoying grandmother who ultimately gets the entire family murdered by an escaped convict. Once the entire family has been killed and the convict is holding his gun to the grandma's head, she makes the hopeless attempt to try and convert him to Christianity. In her moments just before death, she wasted her time talking about religion.
    onecrazymofloon March 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno one's commented on this amazing song!? i can't believe it..
    starlightfadingon August 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great fucking song, probably about how someone was in a car crash and barely holding on to life. On his/her deathbed, they are still evading the important topics like love and life. They are just submitting to their slow death when they need to maintain hope and hold on to everything that matters in the life that is slipping away because this person is needed by others. the only thing they should give up is their love to those who care so much. It's a sad subject under the guise of an upbeat and well orchestrated song. Beulah kicks my ass...
    WhiteTideon September 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh, an update.
    This sound was written about a car crash involving the lead-singer's father.
    Quite somber.
    WhiteTideon March 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhitetide is right on all counts.

    great lyrics, great instrumentals, great everything.

    FAVORITE PART: "don’t know about god, but i believe in you.."
    starlightfadingon June 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI completely agree about the "Don’t know about God/ but I believe in you" part. It seems to embody the essence of the song. I never knew the backstory, but now it makes a lot more sense.
    pheineon June 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat is even more funny about this song is that some sly fellow at an ad agency put the intro music in a car commercial! You've got to imagine the good people at Dodge never asked to look at the songs lyrics ("when you went through that windsheild") before okaying the ad
    RebekahNHon May 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe first verse actually goes:
    I would be overstating
    If I said I knew you well
    Or that I knew you at all
    dont_panicon June 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe last line is awsome.
    float on OK?on October 21, 2004   Link

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