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Taj Mahal – You're Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond lyrics

You're gonna need somebody on your bond child
You're gonna need somebody on your bond
When it's late 'round midnight and old man
Death comes slippin' into the room
You're gonna need somebody on your bond

You take Mary and Martha standin' up in the hillside
Mary explainin' to Martha, "Darlin', look at the river deep and the water wide"
Here comes ole Moses, faithful Moses carryin' big ole stones up the hill
Tellin' everybody they're gonna need somebody on their bond

Whoa, you take Maivus Staples and ole Corn Cheevers [unverified]
They got the good side on their bond
Oh, I been listen to the music people ever since the day I was born
My momma raised me in a room across from the church by the tree

And that sweet gospel music, oh how it used to comfort me
Tellin' everybody they're gonna need somebody on their bond

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    It is not about "spiritual" and "nature. " it is not about somebody "watching your back," and since god s the king of kings of kings, the creator of the universe, he gets a capital g, not a small one. No one "truly watches your back" at all times unless you believe in the son of god, who tells us, "i will never leave you nor forsake you. "
    The meaning of the song is simple: if you have not accepted the free gift of salvation through christ, the messiah, and you are lying on your deathbed, you will have no one to turn to, no one to cover all the sins you've committed in your life, and you will go to hell instead of heaven.
    Someone may deny that now, but when they're on their deathbed and they know they are breathing their last, they'll remember.
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