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Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven
by Kenny Chesney



Preacher told me last Sunday morning, “Son, you better start living right;
Need to quit the women and whiskey and carrying on all night.
Don’t you wanna hear ‘em call your name when you’re standing at the Pearly Gates?”
I told the preacher, “Yes, I do, but I hope they don’t call today (I ain’t ready!) …”

Everybody wants to go to Heaven, have a mansion high above the clouds,
Everybody want to go to Heaven, but nobody want to go now.

Said, “Preacher, maybe you didn’t see me throw an extra twenty in the plate,
One for everything I did last night, and one to get me through today.
Here’s a ten to help you remember, next time you got the good Lord’s ear,
Say I’m comin’, but there ain’t no hurry, I’m having fun down here. Don’t you know that:

Everybody wants to go to Heaven, get their wings and fly around,
Everybody want to go to Heaven, but nobody want to go now.

Someday I want to see those streets of gold with my halo,
But I wouldn’t mind waitin’ at least a hundred years or so

Everybody wants to go to Heaven, it beats the other place, there ain’t no doubt,
Everybody want to go to Heaven, but nobody want to go now.

Everybody wants to go to Heaven, “Hallelujah,” let me hear you shout,
Everybody want to go to Heaven, but nobody want to go now.
Think I speak for the crowd—nobody want to go now.”
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Lyrics submitted by Allen.