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I.
I know a man who had nothing
He was a poor man all his life
He lived in a shack by the roadside
With starving kids and a loving wife

II.
He went to church every Sunday
He prays from morning until night, he said
Good Lord, why have you forsaken me
When everything I did I thought was right

Refrain:
Now my Life is coming to an end
There's only one thing I'm wishing for
All my days I have never sinned
So I hope you wont ignore
What I'm asking for...

Chorus I:
Oh honey when I die
Dress me up in a coat and tie
Give my feet a pair of shoes
That I haven't wore in a long time
Put me in a golden box
Not a cross on a pile of rocks
Bury me where the grass is green
And the gates are shining...

Chorus II:
Oh honey when I die
Give me a bed of roses
Where I could lie
I'm gonna use up all the money that I saved
'Coz I don't wanna lie in a poor man's grave...

III.
I know a man who had nothing
He dreamed of satin sheets all his life
He lived and worked like a dog
Licking every boot he sees just to survive

IV.
He comes home drunk every night
Wakes up the kids and talks to his wife, he said
Honey you have been so good to me
I only wish we had a better life

Refrain II:
And now my lifes coming to an end
There's only one thing I'm wishing for
All my days I have lived in shame
So I hope you wont ignore
Just what I'm asking for...

Chorus I:
Oh honey when I die
Dress me up in a coat and tie
Give my feet a pair of shoes
That I haven't wore in a long time
Put me in a golden box
Not a cross on a pile of rocks
Bury me where the grass is green
And the gates are shining...

Chorus III:
Oh honey when I die
Give me a bed of roses
Where I could lie
I'm gonna use up all the money that I saved
'Coz I don't wanna lie in a poor man's...

Oh honey when I die
Give me a bed of roses
Where I could lie
I'm gonna use up all the money that I saved
'Coz I don't wanna lie in a poor man's grave...

~RJZ~



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  • u
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    UnregisteredOct 7, 2013 at 4:54 am
    "I think the meaning of poormans grave is mahirap sya pero ayw nya ilibing sa pang poor na cementery,kya biniblin nya sa asawa nya ung dapat gwin 'pag namatay na sya"

    -nirephrase mo lang eh.
  • u
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    UnregisteredJul 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm
    One of the best eheads songs that i love!!! Grabe panalo yung box version nila lahat ng album andun! Sulit na sulit!!!
  • u
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    UnregisteredJan 30, 2012 at 4:35 am
    Life here on earth is quite complicated, and unfortunately,some people hardly experience poverty.. But still they have faith in god.. Hoping that someday, they will have a better life..
  • u
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    UnregisteredNov 28, 2011 at 8:09 am
    I think the meaning of poormans grave is mahirap sya pero ayw nya ilibing sa pang poor na cementery,kya biniblin nya sa asawa nya ung dapat gwin 'pag namatay na sya

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