Help Yourself
The Devil Makes Three Lyrics


Even the devil was an angel before he tried to rush the throne
Lord, they threw him down in hell there all alone
and now he builds a castle out of the sinners' bones
You'd be angry too if you could never go home

Well now, I ain't no preacher, no preacher man's son
I done some bad things but I like to have my fun
A thousand ways to heaven, a thousand ways to hell
Well I say, the good Lord helps those that help themselves
So help yourselves now

Old man Nicodemus could not make his heart believe
He could see that Jesus had some tricks up his sleeve
Said now, Oh man, Jesus I can't do things your way
But I can see you work with somebody big, so I'm backing your play

Old man Nicodemus, his pockets they were deep
But on the day the Romans decided to put Jesus to sleep
Jesus could not care for money now or any such thing
Old Nicodemus paid to have Jesus just buried like a king

Well now, I ain't no preacher, no preacher man's son
I done some bad things but I like to have my fun
A thousand ways to heaven, a thousand ways to hell
Well I say, the good Lord helps those that help themselves
So help yourselves now

Our father art in heaven hallowed be thy name
Told Noah "build a boat" on the driest of days
And everybody in the neighborhood said old Noah was insane
I guess when the waters receded now, the truth was plain

Well now, I ain't no preacher, no preacher man's son
I done some bad things but I like to have my fun
A thousand ways to heaven, a thousand ways to hell
Well I say, the good Lord helps those that help themselves
So help yourselves now

Moses was a great man, parted the waters of the Red Sea
Down the road to Egypt, he made sure the slaves were free
Well he could speak to God, so they say, yes indeed
Well the noise of his voice would have made our poor ears bleed

Moses, he had an army I tell you all his own
They stood in circles outside his very home
and when the the Pharaohs got to killing they left old moses alone
but the Romans drove their nails through old Jesus' bones

Well now, I ain't no preacher, no preacher man's son
I done some bad things but I like to have my fun
Why they got Jesus now and not Moses, who can tell?
But they do say, the good Lord helps those that help themselves
So help yourselves now

--- This is pretty close to correct. - Ryan

Contributed by Ryan H. Suggest a correction in the comments below.
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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Ashlee Kerry

Even the devil was an angel before he tried to rush the throne
Lord, they threw him down in hell there all alone
And now he builds a castle out of the sinners' bones
You'd be angry too if you could never go home

Well now, I ain't no preacher, no preacher man's son
I done some bad things but I like to have my fun
A thousand ways to heaven, a thousand ways to hell
Well I say, the good Lord helps those that help themselves
So help yourselves now

Old man Nicodemus could not make his heart believe
He could see that Jesus had some tricks up his sleeve
Said now, Oh man, Jesus I can't do things your way
But I can see you work with somebody big, so I'm backing your play

Old man Nicodemus, his pockets they were deep
But on the day the Romans decided to put Jesus to sleep
Jesus could not care for money now or any such thing
Old Nicodemus paid to have Jesus just buried like a king

Well now, I ain't no preacher, no preacher man's son
I done some bad things but I like to have my fun
A thousand ways to heaven, a thousand ways to hell
Well I say, the good Lord helps those that help themselves
So help yourselves now

Our father art in heaven hallowed be thy name
Told Noah "build a boat" on the driest of days
And everybody in the neighborhood said old Noah was insane
I guess when the waters receded now, the truth was plain

Well now, I ain't no preacher, no preacher man's son
I done some bad things but I like to have my fun
A thousand ways to heaven, a thousand ways to hell
Well I say, the good Lord helps those that help themselves
So help yourselves now

Moses was a great man, parted the waters of the Red Sea
Down the road to Egypt, he made sure the slaves were free
Well he could speak to God, so they say, yes indeed
Well the noise of his voice would have made our poor ears bleed

Moses, he had an army I tell you all his own
They stood in circles outside his very home
And when the the Pharaohs got to killing they left old moses alone
But the Romans drove their nails through old Jesus' bones

Well now, I ain't no preacher, no preacher man's son
I done some bad things but I like to have my fun
Why they got Jesus now and not Moses, who can tell?
But they do say, the good Lord helps those that help themselves
So help yourselves now..



All comments from YouTube:

Alex Stockwell

This came on Pandora while I was driving and it went "The Good Lord helps those that -- Take the next left on Washington Avenue."
Had to share it somewhere.

Earline Smith

Awesome lol

Loco Carr

I appreciate this.

Ashlee Kerry

Even the devil was an angel before he tried to rush the throne
Lord, they threw him down in hell there all alone
And now he builds a castle out of the sinners' bones
You'd be angry too if you could never go home

Well now, I ain't no preacher, no preacher man's son
I done some bad things but I like to have my fun
A thousand ways to heaven, a thousand ways to hell
Well I say, the good Lord helps those that help themselves
So help yourselves now

Old man Nicodemus could not make his heart believe
He could see that Jesus had some tricks up his sleeve
Said now, Oh man, Jesus I can't do things your way
But I can see you work with somebody big, so I'm backing your play

Old man Nicodemus, his pockets they were deep
But on the day the Romans decided to put Jesus to sleep
Jesus could not care for money now or any such thing
Old Nicodemus paid to have Jesus just buried like a king

Well now, I ain't no preacher, no preacher man's son
I done some bad things but I like to have my fun
A thousand ways to heaven, a thousand ways to hell
Well I say, the good Lord helps those that help themselves
So help yourselves now

Our father art in heaven hallowed be thy name
Told Noah "build a boat" on the driest of days
And everybody in the neighborhood said old Noah was insane
I guess when the waters receded now, the truth was plain

Well now, I ain't no preacher, no preacher man's son
I done some bad things but I like to have my fun
A thousand ways to heaven, a thousand ways to hell
Well I say, the good Lord helps those that help themselves
So help yourselves now

Moses was a great man, parted the waters of the Red Sea
Down the road to Egypt, he made sure the slaves were free
Well he could speak to God, so they say, yes indeed
Well the noise of his voice would have made our poor ears bleed

Moses, he had an army I tell you all his own
They stood in circles outside his very home
And when the the Pharaohs got to killing they left old moses alone
But the Romans drove their nails through old Jesus' bones

Well now, I ain't no preacher, no preacher man's son
I done some bad things but I like to have my fun
Why they got Jesus now and not Moses, who can tell?
But they do say, the good Lord helps those that help themselves
So help yourselves now..

Corey James

The only reason I went to the comments! Thank you sir

smartalek180

This is genius.

Allan Drabble

You got that right!

little silver

YOUR TELLING ME LOL

Jordan OBrien

...they left old Moses alone... But the Romans drove those nails through ol' Jesus' bones.

These guys see much. So few fans seem to understand, which I can imagine must be pretty discouraging.

Péter T.

I grew up in a religious household, and went to sunday school untill I was 18. Im not religious now, but theese biblical caracters, and stories still haunt my mind, after all theese years. I think about them with the same scepticism, just as in the song. Good to see, that someone else has the same kind of toughts, on the other side of the world.

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