WILLIE NELSON lyrics - The Git Go

WILLIE NELSON
"The Git Go"
(Billy Joe Shaver, Gary Nicholson)
feat. Jamey Johnson

[Originally by Billy Joe Shaver]

Itís been that way since the git go,
Itís been that way since the git go
Itís been that way since the git go,
Lord itís always been that way

Woman shined the apple, and the man had to take a bite
Anything that good, God knows, just had to be right
Well they woke up naked with a bit headache,
He been done in by a slippery snake,
a man and a woman get to live a while and then they die

Itís been that way since the git go,
Itís been that way since the git go
Itís been that way since the git go,
Lord itís always been that way

Politicians make promises that they canít keep
They keep printiní money Ďtill they get in way too deep
Itís the same old lesson, they never learn,
Theyíre too busy workiní on their next term
Politicians keep makiní fools out of you and me

Itís been that way since the git go,
Itís been that way since the git go
Itís been that way since the git go,
Lord itís always been that way

Money breeds war, as long as thereís a man alive
Rich kids go to college, and the poor kids fight
High-rollers crap out evíry time, roll a soldierís bones like loaded dice
War is the beast that makes evíry mother cry

Itís been that way since the git go,
Itís been that way since the git go
Itís been that way since the git go,
Lord itís always been that way

He told the truth, and they hung him up to die
The son of God who created you and I
He said it in the Good Book and letters in red
But we keep on forgettiní evíry thing He said
Jesus Christ hung on the cross for you and I

Itís been that way since the git go,
Itís been that way since the git go
Itís been that way since the git go,
Lord itís always been that way

Itís been that way since the git go,
Itís been that way since the git go
Itís been that way since the git go,
Lord itís always been that way