Devil in the End

from by Roger Hoover

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She said she never once stopped loving me, even when I left.
She loved me like a body needs a breath,
like a star that burns bright before its death and consumes everything.
You know I kept a photograph from when you were very young
dancing through the cornfields in the sun
dancing like your life had just begun
and then got caught in the way.

No, I don’t like where this is going.
I can see into the future and the future never bends.
No, I don’t like where this is going.
I can hear the trumpets playing but there’s a devil in the end.

You could travel across the waters and take back all the tears,
take back all the money, time and pain,
take back all the trouble that became and got caught in the way.
When a man is feeling lonely with a woman all around,
the lonely in his heart won’t go away,
the lonely in his heart forever stays,
and gets caught in the way.

No, I don’t like where this is going.
I can see into the future and the future never bends.
No, I don’t like where this is going.
I can hear the trumpets playing but there’s a devil in the end.

She said she never once stopped loving me, even when I left.
She loved me like a body needs a breath,
like a star that burns bright before its death and consumes everything.

credits

from Pastures, released September 30, 2016
Roger Hoover - vocals, acoustic guitar
Ray Flanagan - electric guitar
Ryan Foltz - trumpet, percussion
Kevin Martinez - upright bass
Ryan Foltz & Ysabel Hoover - harmonies

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Over the past 15 years, songwriter/guitarist Roger Hoover has been preaching the gospel of traditional American music to a growing group of devoted fans by keeping one foot in what Greil Marcus describes as the “old, weird America” and another foot firmly planted in the now.. ... more

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