Let The Devil Take The Rest

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I've been asked to sing this in church. I'm not sure how the conversation that led to that might have went, but, while this song is less satanic and more figure-of-speech, Im still saying "devil" on hallowed ground. I'll probably be struck down.

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Let The Devil Take The Rest

You can try not to fail
Dress for success
Stay out of jail
Do you worst or your best
And let the devil take the rest

Get an “E” for effort
Even when it’s efforless
Take your gold star home
Pin it on your chest
And let the devil take the rest

The world runs in a herd
They all run off the edge
There ain’t no bets to hedge
There ain’t no bets to hedge

You can always do more
And you can always do less
Stay up laste at night
Try to second guess
And let thst devil take the rest
And let the devil take the rest
Let the devil take the rest
Who used to be an angel
And let the devil...
Take the rest

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from A Rose In Red, released February 14, 2013

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John Sieger Milwaukee, Wisconsin

John Sieger leads a great Midwestern band, Semi-Twang. He is a songwriter and a singer, but not a singer/songwriter. He also plays guitar. His songs have been recorded by over 20 artists, from Dwight Yoakam and Flaco Jimenez on the Americana side, to The BoDeans and Jerry Harrison over in the land of rock. He has collaborated with Michael Feldman on songs for as long as he can remember. ... more

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