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You can run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Sooner or later God'll cut you down
Sooner or later God'll cut you down

Go tell that long tongue liar
Go and tell that midnight rider
Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down

Well my goodness gracious let me tell you the news
My head's been wet with the midnight dew
I've been down on bended knee talkin' to the man from Galilee
He spoke to me in the voice so sweet
I thought I heard the shuffle of the angel's feet
He called my name and my heart stood still
When he said, "John go do My will!"

Go tell that long tongue liar
Go and tell that midnight rider
Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down

You can run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Sooner or later God'll cut you down
Sooner or later God'll cut you down

Well you may throw your rock and hide your hand
Workin' in the dark against your fellow man
But as sure as God made black and white
What's down in the dark will be brought to the light

You can run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Sooner or later God'll cut you down
Sooner or later God'll cut you down

Go tell that long tongue liar
Go and tell that midnight rider
Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut you down
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut you down
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut you down



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    UnregisteredJun 2, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    You can go through life stabbing people in the back to get ahead, trampling over your fellow man, lying, thieving, killing. You can run on for a long time, but sooner or later god's gonna cut you down.

    The song just means that though you may get away with being a terrible person for a long time... Sooner or later your you will weighed and found wanting.
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    UnregisteredSep 12, 2011 at 7:57 pm
    That you gotta watch out for your mistakes and keep your eyes front sighted and know that in the end God will welcome you or cot you down
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    tometome1Mar 27, 2009 at 3:10 am
    this song to me means that no matter what you do in life theres always a way that you're going to die and you can't get away from it, and eventually it's gonna cut you down.

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