Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore

Lyrics: John Prine
Music: John Prine

Played by the David Nelson Band in the early 2000s.

While digesting Reader's Digest in the back of a dirty book store
A plastic flag, with gum on the back, fell out on the floor
Well, I picked it up and I ran outside, I slapped it on my window shield
If I could see old Betsy Ross I'd tell her just how I feel

But your flag decal won't get you into Heaven anymore
They're already overcrowded from your dirty little war
Now Jesus don't like killin', no matter what the reason for
And your flag decal won't get you into Heaven anymore

Well, I went to the bank this morning and the cashier he said to me
If you join the Christmas club we'll give you ten of them flags for free
I didn't mess around a bit, I took him up on what he said
And I stuck them stickers all over my car and one on my wife's forehead

But your flag decal won't get you into Heaven anymore
They're already overcrowded from your dirty little war
Now Jesus don't like killin', no matter what the reason for
And your flag decal won't get you into Heaven anymore

Well, I got my window shield so filled with flags I couldn't see
So, I ran the car upside a curb and right into a tree
By the time they got a doctor down I was already dead
And I'll never understand why the man standing in the pearly gates said

But your flag decal won't get you into Heaven anymore
We're already overcrowded from your dirty little war
Now Jesus don't like killin', no matter what the reason for
And your flag decal won't get you into Heaven anymore
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
      1971 John Prine John Prine


 


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