SONG LYRICS FOR: "SUCCESSFUL MEN"
ALBUM: "CALLING YOU"
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Lead Vocal: Philip Johnson
Music: Philip Johnson
Lyrics: Philip Johnson, A. Gilligan
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"SUCCESSFUL MEN"

What a sad, sad story, the successful men,
Whose wealth and glory's all lost in the end.
Oh, they get that money, and they get that power,
And they keep on running till the final hour,
When they hear the sound and they look around,
And they see their towers fallin' to the ground, and they say:

Chorus:
"Lord, Lord, I should have realized,
-I got that money just a little too close to my eyes.
Lord, I can't say I didn't know,
-I gained the a World but I went and sold my soul."

What a sad sad story, the successful men,
Whose wealth and glory's all lost in the end.
Oh, they play that game just to make a name,
And they live in fame, but they die in flames,
When they hear the sound,
And they look around, and they see their towers fallin' to the ground,
And they say:

[Repeat chorus]

Don't be deceived and lay up for yourself
Earthly treasures and Worldly wealth,
That worms eat and thieves steal,
Put your faith in something real.
Set your heart on things Above,
Eternal Life and Heaven's Love.
Then upon that Judgement Day,
You won't be heard to say, you won't be heard to say:

Chorus:
Lord, Lord, I should have realized,
-I got that money just a little too close to my eyes.
Oh Lord, Lord, I can't say I didn't know-,
I gained the World but I went and sold my soul."

I gained the World but I went and sold my soul.
I gained the World but I went and sold my soul.

 

"SUCCESSFUL MEN" (with chords)

Intro:
(Bb7)-(A7)-(Dm)-(Gm)-(A)-(Bb7)-(A7)-(Dm)-(Bb7)-(A7)

What a (Bb7)sad, (A7)sad (Dm)story, the (Gm)successful (A)men,
Whose (Bb7)wealth (A7)and (Dm)glory's all (Gm)lost in the (A)end.
Oh, they (Dm)get that money, and they (Gm)get that power,
And they (C)keep on running till the (Dm)final hour,
When they (Gm)hear the sound and they (A)look around,
And they (Bb)see their towers fallin' (A)to the ground, and they say:

Chorus:
(Dm)"Lord, Lord, I (Gm)should have (A)rea(Dm)lized,
(Bb7)-(A7)I (Dm)got that money just a (Gm)little too (A)close to my (Dm)eyes.(A7)
(Dm)Lord, I can't (Gm)say I (A)didn't (Dm)know,
(Bb7)-(A7)I (Dm)gained the a World but I (Gm)went and (A)sold my (Dm)soul."

What a (Bb7)sad (A7)sad (Dm)story, the (Gm)successful (A)men,
Whose (Bb7)wealth (A7)and (Dm)glory's all (Gm)lost in the (A)end.
Oh, they (Dm)play that game just to (Gm)make a name,
And they (C)live in fame, but they (Dm)die in flames,
When they (Gm)hear the sound,
And they (A)look around, and they (Bb)see their towers fallin' (A)to the ground,
And they say:

[Repeat chorus]

(Em)-(C)-(B)-(Em)

Don't be de(Em)ceived and lay up for yourself
(Am)Earthly treasures and Worldly wealth,
That (D)worms eat and thieves steal,
(Em)Put your faith in (B)something real.
(Em)Set your heart on things Above,
E(Am)ternal Life and Heaven's Love.
(F#)Then upon that Judgement Day(B),
You won't be heard to say, you won't be heard to say:

Chorus:
(Em)Lord, Lord, I (Am)should have (B)rea(Em)lized,
(C)-(B)I (Em)got that money just a (Am)little too (B)close to my (Em)eyes.
Oh (B)Lord, (Em)Lord, I can't (Am)say I (B)didn't (Em)know(C)-(B),
I (Em)gained the World but I (Am)went and (B)sold my (Em)soul."(C)-(B)

I (Em)gained the World but I (Am)went and (B)sold my (Em)soul.(C)-(B)
I (Em)gained the World but I (Am)went and (B)sold my (Em9)soul.

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