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Satan Is Real
The Louvin Brothers Lyrics

Satan is real, working in spirit
You can see him and hear him in this world every day
Satan is real, working with power
He can tempt you and lead you astray

I attended service at a little church in the country not long ago
A prayer was led by an old country preacher
Who then raised his hands as everyone stood and sang
"My God is real"
A warm breeze through the open windows
Brought in the smell of new mown hay in a nearby field
And the singing of birds could be heard in the moment of silence
As the preacher opened the bible to read
And then a little old man stood up, bent with age
His hair thin and white
And said, "preacher, tell them that satan is real too"
You can hear him in songs that give praise to idols
And sinful things of this world
You can see him in the destruction of homes torn apart
I know that satan is real
For once I had a happy home
I was loved and respected by my family
I was looked upon as a leader in my community
And then Satan came into my life
I grew selfish and un-neighborly
My friends turned against me
And finally, my home was broken apart
My children took their paths into a world of sin
Yes preacher, it's sweet to know that God is real
And know that in Him all things are possible
And we know that Heaven is a real place
Where joy shall never end
But sinner friend, if you're here today
Satan is real too
And hell is a real place
A place of everlasting punishment

Satan is real, working in spirit
You can see him and hear him in this world every day
Satan is real, working with power
He can tempt you and lead you astray

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For those who asked, it is Bob Dylan announcing this song from his satellite radio show. Great show, great host. And let anyone mock this as they might - but know that this is a work of true faith and beauty. The choice is yours how you respond to this genuinely beautiful expression of belief.

Steve Pulaski

Biblical talk aside, these guys got great voices, and the lyrics are plain creepy. Great job, guys.

Nemo Nepersonne

Thank you, Bob! This is the only recording I know of with Ira Louvin talking. Interesting to hear his high-pitched voice. I’ve just finished reading Charlie Louvin’s autobiography, also called “Satan is Real.” It’s worth your time and money. Ira was quite the devil himself.

Zach Gates

Good book. I prefer it to Bound for Glory and Dylan’s Chronicles.

Fabian Pencel

Word being shot 5 times whew!!!


The story of these guys should be turned into a movie. Their songs had a haunting element to them as well.


Only Southern boys can sing something so dark and heavy so sweetly!

Rory Shields

These guys ironically, out of their faith made the heaviest metal track in the history of music. So fuckin awesome!


@Drewand Jeffers for f sake why do you c u n t s always try and spoil every f-ing thing?


This song is the most hail Satan track ever.

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