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​Gone To Stay

This song is by Freakwater and appears on the album Old Paint (1995).

How many heartaches do you think you can stand

I used to count 'em all on the fingers of just one hand

Way back in the distance before these sad times began

Now I'm down by the ocean counting grains of sand

There's nothing so pure as the kindness of an atheist

A simple act of unselfishness that never has to be repaid 

And there's nothing so sure as a razor blade above your wrist

When you think you just can't stand it

You're gonna leave empty handed

Do you still dream of being saved

Friends and relations they all stand around 

As the casket is lowered down into the ground 

The shovel dirt and gravel - all his mother hears is the sound 

Of a little baby crying somewhere in the crowd

Jesus wouldn't save you and you cried

I knew I couldn't save you so I lied

The doctors couldn't save you but I do believe they tried

After dying together we die alone side by side

There's nothing so pure as the kindness of an atheist

A simple act of unselfishness that never has to be repaid

And there's nothing so sure as a razor blade above your wrist

When you think you just can't stand it 

You're gonna leave you empty handed

Do you still dream of being saved