Doc Holliday

Doc Holliday – Dead Man’s Road
Published on Aug 24, 2011
Doc Holliday are a Southern rock band from Macon, Georgia, named after Western legend Doc Holliday.

Their debut album of the same name entered the Top 30 of the Billboard 200 in 1981. Their second album, Doc Holliday Rides Again topped that success. The band played many shows in that time, with Black Sabbath and others. Due to the failure of their third, experimental album in 1983 and the stress of touring, the band broke up in 1983.

They re-united in the 1990s. Since, they brought out more albums, and toured, mainly in Europe.

Lyrics

I had a good friend,
In my hometown.
Early this morning,
They layed him in the ground…

He was my brother,
I won’t tell You his name,
He was a junky
For Whiskey and Cocaine.

Oh, no, He’s dead an’ cold,
Don’t Go down the Dead Man’s Road!
The Dead Man’s Road!

I hear You’re out there, sayin:
“It won’t happen to me”
‘Cause it feels good an that makes that
So easy to believe.

My friend was young an’ strong,
Like everybody else.
I began to understand,
When I got there myself…

All the goodtime losers,
They knew my name,
Just small-time users,
Waiting on a train…

I danced with the Devil,
He tried to get my soul,
I didn’t recognized him
On the Dead Man’s Road…

Oh, no He’s dead an’ cold,
Don’t Go down the Dead Man’s Road!
The Dead Man’s Road!

I cheated on my woman,
An’ I cheated myself,
I cheated my mother and my father,
Everybody else.

I came to know Jesus
An’ he saved my soul,
Changed my direction,
From the Dead Man’s Road…

Oh, no He’s dead an’ cold,
Don’t Go down the Dead Man’s Road!
The Dead Man’s Road!