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  1. Bet Your Life

From the album The Low Life

A crow caws in the distance before the first verse of Bet Your Life. Smooth as a snake, this song depicts a scheme for revenge. Drums hit after the line “one shot to do this,” reminiscent of an actual gunshot. Donna Trutico’s soloing at the end is haunting and harrowing.

Lyrics

Winter ground is cold
and hard for diggin'
But I‘m not in the mood for forgivin'

Got one shot to do this
gotta do this right
Might not be tomorrow
might not be tonight

Hudson River frozen
hard for sinkin'
As you can tell
I’ve been doing some thinkin'

Got one shot to do this
gotta do this right
Might not be tomorrow man
might not be tonight

You can bet your life
what you do comes back to you
You can bet your life
I will never forget
You can bet your life
this ain’t over, yet

Now I got the plan
but the best ones, you can’t tell
Take this secret with me
to heaven or hell

Got one shot to do this
got to do this right
Might not be tomorrow
it might be tonight

You can bet your life
what you do comes back to you
You can bet your life
I will never forget
You can bet your life
this ain’t over, yet

It ain’t over yet
It ain’t over yet
It ain’t over yet
This ain’t over yet
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