Heaven Help The Devil Lyrics

by Gordon Lightfoot

In this land of chance do we know right from wrong
Even at a glance we know the road is long
We don't owe a single thing to anyone

Most of us do not believe in come what may
Everything we fought for was in vain they say
Even when called upon to throw our lives away

We have been captured by the thieves of the night
Held for ransom if you please
Heaven help the devil may he have a few unpleasant memories

In these times of trial and uncertainty
I have thought what does this freedom mean to me
Is it just some long forgotten fantasy?

Our love for each other may not be explained
We live in a world where tears must fall like rain
Most of us don't wish to cause each other pain

We have been captured by the thieves of the night
Held for ransom if you please
Heaven help the devil may he have a few unpleasant memories

To every unsung hero in the universe
To those who roam the skies and those who roam the earth
To all good men of reason may they never thirst

We have wings to guide us through the timeless sea
And faith that will remain through all eternity
We try to be helpful to the ones in need

Yet we have been captured by the thieves of the night
Held for ransom if you please
Heaven help the devil may he have a few unpleasant memories