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God Only Cries

On an icy road one night a young man loses his life
They marked the shoulder with a cross
And his family gathers round on a piece of hallowed ground
Their hearts are heavy with their loss

As the tears fall from their eyes
There's one who'll always sympathize

God only cries for the living
'Cause it's the living that are left to carry on
And all the angels up in heaven
They're not grieving because they're gone

There's a smile on their faces
'Cause they're in a better place than, baby, than, oh
God only cries for the living
'Cause it's the living that are so far from home

It still makes me sad when I think of my grand dad
I miss him each and every day
But I know the time will come when my own gradnson
Wonders why I went away

Maybe we're not meant to understand
Till we meet up in the Promised Land

God only cries for the living
'Cause it's the living that are left to carry on
And all the angels up in heaven
They're not grieving because they're gone

There's a smile on their faces
'Cause they're in a better place than, oh, baby, than oh
God only cries for the living
'Cause it's the living that are so far from home
Yeah, we're so far from home

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