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I spent a dead mans coin
it didn’t seem like he would need it
I grabbed it all up in a shaking fist
And bought drink to calm my wits
Got through half a fifth before feeling sick
After all you must admit
It’s quite a parting gift
Especially when his purse is gripped
in the hand I shot him with

bought a suit of tailored fabric
A gunbelt made of hide
A bible bound in leather
And set off to make it right

you can send him down the river styx
give him two bits for his eyes
he’ll need to pay the ferryman
To get him to the other side

I laid all the coin before me
The gunsmith looked surprised
And crafted a gun as fine as God
While I waited idly by

I spent it all on funeral clothes
And corks that smelled of wine
on an only guns begotten son
til two bits is all you’ll find

those two tawny bits are made to fit
if you chance to note the size
beside the hole the bullet left
one for either eye.

you can send me down the river styx
give me two bits for my eyes
I’ll need to pay the ferryman
To get me to the other side

I need to find him and apologize
His death was underhanded
But it’s hard to see with coins for eyes
Once the boat has landed
I need to try and set things right
And plead for his forgiveness
But I took his funds and left him none
For an only gun's begotten son
And the ferryman get's no visit

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from Croweater 2: The Last Wishes of Kings, released June 23, 2017
ALL MUSIC WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY FALL OF AN EMPIRE
MIXED AND MASTERED BY JAY MATHESON
AT THE JAM ROOM STUDIO IN COLUMBIA SC
PRODUCED BY BRENT CARROLL

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