Bruce Mills Music

The other side
Lyrics
The other side (No dignity)
© 2007 Bruce Mills (ASCAP)

The other side
The other side

It never rains - over on the other side
No one complains - over on the other side
They got their dignity - they earned their righteous pride
Way over there - on the other side

No cigarettes - over on the other side
No making bets - oh no - no poker games at night
No moonshine whiskey - but if there is / you keep it out of sight
Way over there - on the other side

Chorus
I don't expect no respect - when I get over there
A thousand miles from glory is as close - I'll probably ever get - anyway
Oh, Lord have mercy! Don't you know how much I regret -
The day I let the devil have his way
Oh - please / Oh Lord / Show me - the other side!

They got their avenues - all pure and paved with gold
They got eternity - and they never grow old
They never die - just like the Sunday preacher always told - he said
There's everlasting life - way over there -

No limousines - over on the other side
No beauty queens - ain't got no dirty magazines
Don't need no Mardi gras - don't need no Fourth of July
They're always celebrating there - on the other side

They got no jealousy - over on the other side
They got no loneliness - nobody singing the blues
They got no pain, no hunger - got nothing to lose!
Way over there - on the other side

Chorus
I don't expect no respect - when I get over there
A thousand miles from glory is as close - I'll probably ever get
Oh, Lord have mercy! Don't you know how much I regret -
The day I let the devil have his way - oh ...

I got no dignity - I got no righteous pride
Just got my Camels and my Jack Daniels tucked in here right by my side
I got no decency - I just gotta hitch a ride - somehow
To reach that freedom - over on the other side

I'm on my way - I'm on my way
I'm gonna reach that city over on the other side
And when I get there - I bet Saint Peter's gonna say - he's gonna say
That a couple cigarettes and a little bourbon's just OK

And that old devil's gonna cry because the Lord accepted me
Because over on the other side - the devil can't touch me
Because over on the other side - I'm forever gonna be -
I'm gonna be free - I'm gonna be free
On the other side
Over on the other side
Description
Short Song Description:
Old sinner sings about heaven
Long Song Description:
Old sinner regrets his past vices and looks forward to reaching "the other side" and his freedom from the devil
Story Behind the Song:
Southern freedom song
Credits
Lyric Credits: Bruce Mills
Music Credits: Bruce Mills
Producer Credits: Dennis Field (Denmark Studio)
Publisher Credits:
Performance Credits: Bruce Mills
Label Credits:
Metadata
Song Length: 5:27
Primary Genre: Blues-Gospel
Secondary Genre: -
Tempo / Feel: Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Heaven
Language: English
Era: 1950 - 1959