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    "Ashes To Ashes" Lyrics

    Steve Earle

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    A long time ago before the ice and the snow
    There were giants that walked this land
    And with each step they took the mighty mountains shook
    And the trees took a knee and the seas rolled in
    Then one day they say the sky gave way
    And death rained down it made a terrible sound
    There was fire everywhere and nothin' was spared
    That walked on the land or flew through the air
    And when it all was over
    The slate wiped clean with a touch
    There God stood and he saw it was good
    He said "ashes to ashes and dust to dust".

    Then the sea gave birth and it crawled up on the dirt
    Stood up and took a look around
    Said "I'm the next big thing and the gift that I bring
    Comes directly from God so there ain't no holdin' me down"
    So he crowned himself king now no one remembers his name
    But the seed that he sowed took the show on the road
    There was blood on their hands and a plague on the land
    They drew a line in the sand and made their last stand
    They said "God made us in his image
    And it's in God that we trust"
    When asked about the man that had died by their hand
    They said "ashes to ashes and dust to dust".

    Nobody lives forever
    Nothin' stands the test of time
    You heard 'em say "never say never"
    It's always best to keep it in mind
    That every tower ever built tumbles
    No matter how strong no matter how tall
    Someday even great walls will crumble
    And every idol ever raised falls
    And someday every man's best laid plans
    Will be twisted and covered in rust
    When we've done all that we can
    But it slipped through our hands
    It's ashes to ashes and dust to dust.
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    This song was last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, EMI Music Publishing.
    Written by David Bowie.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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