Old Jim was just a good ole boy
As several here would say
The kind of fellow many liked
In their own special way.
His caring wife and family
Stood by him all the way
He never missed a day of work
For there were bills to pay.
The town considered him a friend
To everyone around
He always gave a lending hand
When someone else was down.
Jim loved to fish down at the lake
He really reeled em in
The neighbors gathered 'round his door
To hear the tales he'd spin.
He was the best at hunting, too
His buddies stood in awe
The biggest buck for miles around
Was mounted on his wall.
Ole Jim drove a pickup truck
Had coffee with the boys
Down at the local restaurant
He'd brag about his toys.
Once in awhile, he'd meet the gang
Down at the local bar
He'd only drink just one or two
He never went too far.
A family man, that's what they said
The day he passed away
His neighbors came from miles around
Respects, they came to pay.
Old Jim lived a life so full
Of that, there was no doubt
Yet, the very most important thing
Had somehow been left out.
Of all his years upon this earth
Throughout this life, he trod
He never once had gone to church
Nor had he mentioned God.
They lowered him into the ground
Beneath the grass so green
His soul now filled with knowledge
Unknown to kings and queens.
The richest men that roam the earth
Would give it all to know
What lies beyond this mortal life
Where golden rivers flow.
The truth has been revealed to Jim
I'm sure he knows it well
He knows there is a heaven
He knows there is a hell.
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Statue Of A FoolSequenced by Don CarrollThe MIDI Studio Consortium