Here ain't nothin' that ain't in my way 
And like the fool I am for my own gain I pray 
You say you found a way back inside my closet 
Ol' bones upon bones and joints upon sockets 
Yep, yep 
I am an honest man when I ain't lying 
I am a living man when I commence to dyin' 
Bring it down, bring it down on me 
Put me on a high horse so everyone can see 
Then kick the nag and leave me be 
Swingin' from the tree 
Listen, good people, I'll tell you some truth 
I got no reason to lie to you 
I'm as clean as a hounds tooth 
I still love the woman of my youth 
The Lord on my behalf doth pray 
He's with me even in harm's way