The Devil went down to Georgia he was lookin’ for a soul to steal. He was in a bind, ‘cause he was way behind, and he was willin’ to make a deal. When he came across this young man sawin’ on a fiddle and playin’ it hot, and the Devil jumped up on a hickory stump and said, “Boy, let me tell you what — I guess you didnt know it, but I’m a fiddle player, too. And if you care to take a dare I’ll just make a bet with you…”
The Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down to Georgia
And the warbler sings: deet-deet-deet-deet-deet-deet-deet-deet-deet-deet! And the sparrow sings: deet-deet-deet-deet-deet-deet-deet-deet-deet-deet! Through the wheels, through the wheels on the interstate, And hears no refrain.
And the beetle creeps On the crippled trees And he looks down to where the soil must have been, wondering.
And no, you’re not alone. No, my cousins, you’re not alone. You’re in our talons now, and we’re never letting go.
And the branches bend To the growing sea And they ask, and they ask it to spread their seeds, For they know they’re drowning.
And no, you’re not alone. No, my cousins, you’re not alone. You’re in our talons now, and we’re never letting go. You’re in our headlights, frozen, and no, we’re not stopping. You may not believe, but even we were scared at first. It takes a lot of nerve to destroy this wondrous earth. We’re only human; this at least we’ve learned.