New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

We met old Satan down where the two roads crossed
Just me and brother Dave by my side
It was in the prairie town of Wichita
We shook hands with Satan on a deal that night

You will be exalted in the evil works of men
High powered, rolling over land and sea
But some dark night I’ll be coming round again
And take one of you down back to Hell with me

Oil spills and cancer towns was our steppin’ stones
Immigration bills and foreclosure homes
States’ rights we proclaimed like in the good old Jim Crow days
Our highest aim was to take your vote away

Brother is gone
Brother is gone
Brother is gone
Little brother is gone
Brother is gone
When I woke up this morning, he was gone

His bed was made
And there’s his Bible, too
I wonder did he have time
To put on his travelin’ shoes

Brother is gone
Brother is gone
Little brother is gone
Brother is gone
He’s gone
Brother is gone

Old Satan, he’s a man of his word
Oh, brother is gone.



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/r/ry_cooder/brother_is_gone.html

Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeanings

      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      U
      Unregistered
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      Good
      Awesome!
      Explain

      Write an explanation

      Your explanation
      Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
      20 words
      Good
      Cool
      Awesome!
      Explanation guidelines:
      • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
      • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
      • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
      Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
      ×