Steve Dafoe - Songwriter
East Of Eden West Of Hell (Hard Rock)
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Lyrics
EAST OF EDEN and WEST OF HELL
(STEVE DAFOE 2009)
(COPYRIGHTED)


CHORUS:

D(Fast//up 5-7 times) A (Fast//up 5-7 times)
SOMEWHERE EAST OF EDEN AND WEST OF HELL
IN EAST OKLAHOMA, IT'S JUST A LITTLE TOWN
THAT WREAKED HAVOC OF MORE WRONG THAN RIGHT
BAD JUSTICE THAT LET A LOT OF GOOD MEN DOWN
G A
AND WHEN IT WOULD END, NOBOBY COULD TELL
D(Fast//up 5-7 times) A (Fast//up 5-7 times)
IN THIS LITTLE PLACE, FEW PEOPLE TOOK UP THE FIGHT
G A
OH, EAST OF EDEN AND SOMEWHERE NEAR HELL..
SOMEWHERE NEAR HELL..........

VERSE 1:

A Bm BARE 2nd FRET + AM)
MANY INNOCENT LIVES WOULD SOON BE LOST
TO FIND A KILLER NO MATTER WHAT THE COST
TO THE COPS, RON WILLIAMSON WAS THEIR MAN
G A
FOR THE SAVAGE MURDER OF ONE DEBBIE CARTER
AND THOUGH THERE WAS NO SHRED OF EVIDENCE
THEY CREATED IT TO EXTRACT SOME VENGEANCE...

VERSE 2:

A Bm BARE 2nd FRET + AM)
FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS HE LIVED ON DEATH'S ROW
HIS DAD, MOM AND SISTERS HIS LIFE SEEMED SO LONG AGO
FEW BELIEVED IN HIM...COPS KNEW THE TRUTH ALL ALONG
G A
BUT THE SYSTEM KNEW IT HAD TO MAKE RIGHT WHAT WAS WRONG
AND IT DID JUST THAT ONE DAY TO FREE AN INNOCENT MAN
BUT IT WOULD BE A VERY BITTERSWEET TIME FOR WILLIAMSON



VERSE 3:

A Bm BARE 2nd FRET + AM)
WILLIAMSON WAS NOT THE POLICE'S ONLY CROOKED DESIRE
THERE WAS DENNIS FRITZ THAT ALSO HAD THEIR EYRE
ANOTHER INNOCENT MAN FRAMED FOR THE SAME CRIME
G A
THOUGH BOTH WOULD SURVIVE, THE TOLL WAS EXTREME
WILLIAMSON WAS TERMINAL....THERE'D BE NO BIG DREAMS
HE WOULD ALWAYS BE A PRISONER AND DEATH WOULD BE SOON

VERSE 4:

A Bm BARE 2nd FRET + AM)
BESIDES THE CRIME AGAINST ONE DEBBIE CARTER
THE COPS, THE JUDGE WORE THEIR SUIT OF ARMOUR
THEY PAID OUT A FEW DOLLARS ALL COVERED IN BLOOD
G A
POWER CORRUPTS, ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY
THEY AVOIDED CHARGES , PRISON AMONGST ALL THE MAYHEM
'CAUSE THEY WERE LAWMAN WAY ABOVE ANY GREAT LAW
Description
Short Song Description:
True story of corruption in Oklahoma....
Long Song Description:
John Grisham's Novel "The Innocent Man" spells out police injustice and the courts incompetence.....
Story Behind the Song:
bpm 119
Credits
Lyric Credits: Steve Dafoe
Music Credits: Steve Dafoe
Producer Credits:
Publisher Credits: Steve Dafoe
Performance Credits: TR
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Metadata
Song Length: 4:02
Primary Genre: Rock-Hard Rock
Secondary Genre: Rock-Indie/Low-Fi
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Lies
Subject Matter 2: Numbness
Mood 1: Irate
Similar Artist 1: Foo Fighters
Similar Artist 2: Goo Goo Dolls
Language: English