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Jelly Roll - Whitsitt Chapel Album Lyrics



Jelly Roll - Whitsitt Chapel Lyrics






Halfway To Hell

To save you boy
He gave you His only begotten son
Whoever, whoever believes in Him will be saved
You shall not perish
You will not be saved because of your good words
You will not be saved because of your good deeds
You are saved by Jesus Christ (yeah)

I'm a county jail revival
I'm a bottle in the bible
I'm a rolling stone disciple
With a cross across my face
I'm a trailer park tornado
Jagged edges on my halo
Hope that chariot gon' swing low and carry me away

This little light of mine
Damn near burned me alive
Lord knows that mama tried
Now I don't know if I'm

Halfway to Heaven or halfway to Hell
My angels and demons at war with myself
One foot in the fire and I still can't tell
Am I halfway to Heaven
Halfway to Heaven or Hell?

I'm a dive bar Sunday sermon
Holy water with my bourbon
Standing on the bridge I'm burning with a can of gasoline

Am I worth saving if I'm always faded?
It feels like I'm caught in between

Halfway to Heaven or halfway to Hell
My angels and demons at war with myself
One foot in the fire and I still can't tell
Am I halfway to Heaven
Halfway to Heaven or Hell?

This little light of mine
Damn near burned me alive
Lord knows that mama tried
Now I don't know if I'm

Halfway to Heaven or halfway to Hell
My angels and demons at war with myself
Halfway to Heaven or halfway to Hell
My angels and demons at war with myself
One foot in the fire and I still can't tell
Am I halfway to Heaven
Halfway to Heaven or Hell?
Halfway to Heaven or Hell?

Lost in the fiery lakes of Hell
Because what you believe
You have crossed over from death to life
So what are you waiting for?
What will you do? We are told-
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Writer: Jason DeFord, Jesse Frasure, Jessie Jo Dillon, Matt Jenkins
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management




Church

I'm hungover as hell
I'm going through it too
It ain't hard to tell looking at myself in my rearview
I'm sorry, Miss Jackson playing on the FM
Ooh, but the only song in my head is Just As I Am
Yeah, the people passing by think I'm up to no good
That I'm going somewhere where they never would

I ain't going where the wild things are
I ain't going to the cigarette store
I ain't going to the cold beer bar
To check in on the Tennessee score
I'm just having me a talk with the man
Sendin' my whole soul on a search
They might judge me on this two lane road
But little do they know
I'm going to church, I'm going to church

I guess there's just some things you just can't outrun
There ain't no back pew in this truck
So I'm forced to sit in the front
And ain't it funny how He's working in mysterious ways?
Hell, I skipped my share of sermons
So He brought one to this Chevrolet

I ain't going where the wild things are
I ain't going to the cigarette store
I ain't going to the cold beer bar
To check in on the Tennessee score
I'm just having me a talk with the man
Sendin' my whole soul on a search
They might judge me on this two lane road
But little do they know
I'm going to church, I'm going to church, oh yeah

I didn't need a revelation out of Romans
An altar call to call me home
Who would of thought it'd be a Saturday morning
When He saved my soul?
When He saved my soul

I ain't going where the wild things are
I ain't going to the cigarette store
I ain't going to the cold beer bar
To check in on the Tennessee score
I'm just having me a talk with the man
Sendin' my whole soul on a search
They might judge me on this two lane road
But little do they know
I'm going to church, I'm going to church

But to save the world, to save you
To save your soul through Him
Christ Jesus Himself is telling you
That whoever hears His word
And believes in The One who sent Him
Will have eternal life and will not be condemned
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Writer: David Garcia, Jason DeFord, Michael Hardy
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




The Lost

I see your fire and brimstone
That billboard sign on the road
But you can't scare me to heaven
With gasoline on my soul

This that backroad baptism
Weed smokin', syrup sippin'
Whiskey river carry me home

I've been known to find my kind of people
That ain't at home underneath church steeples
You'd be surprised the places I find Jesus
That ain't the regular crowd

I've been down and out
I'm better with the lost
Than the found
My solid ground
Is better with the lost
Than the found

I learned my lessons in dive bars
Had Sunday School on the streets
I've done my searchin' behind bars
Red letters setting me free

This that backroad baptism
Weed smokin', syrup sippin'
Whiskey river carry me home

I've been known to find my kind of people
That ain't at home underneath church steeples
You'd be surprised the places I find Jesus
That ain't the regular crowd

I've been down and out
I'm better with the lost
Than the found
My solid ground
Is better with the lost
Than the found

I'm better with the lost than the found
Lord, won't you hear my prayers?
I'm better with the lost than the found
It's where I find my solid ground

This that backroad baptism
Weed smokin', syrup sippin'
Whiskey river carry me home

I've been known to find my kind of people
That ain't at home underneath church steeples
You'd be surprised the places I find Jesus
That ain't the regular crowd

I've been down and out
I'm better with the lost
Than the found
My solid ground
Is better with the lost
Than the found
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Writer: Jason DeFord, Jesse Frasure, Miranda Lambert
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




Behind Bars

Most of my friends are behind bars
They're servin' time so I can get long gone, yeah

Jack's got a rap sheet a country mile long
We're thick as thieves
But he'll leave me still drunk wakin' up on the neighbor's lawn
Jose's got a death wish, we've had some crazy nights
But he's been with me since about '03
You could say we're doin' life

Most of my friends are behind bars
They're servin' time so I can get long gone
Most of my friends are behind bars
I'll break 'em out and pour 'em up real strong

I fell out with Jim Beam, but I still see him around
Well, I wish him well but can't take the hell that he put me through downtown
Sometimes an old boy has gotta know when shit ain't for ya
Well, every time I drink it might be me versus the state of Georgia

Most of my friends are behind bars
They're servin' time so I can get long gone
Most of my friends are behind bars
I'll break 'em out and pour 'em up real strong

Well, I said Jacks's locked up in Lynchburg
And Jose's on parole down south
Jim's on the run for shootin' someone
And is hidin' out down in Parkside

Most of my friends are behind bars (my friends)
They're servin' time so I can get long gone (can get long gone)
Most of my friends are behind bars
I'll break 'em out and pour 'em up real strong

Most of my friends are behind bars
They're servin' time so I can get long gone
Most of my friends are behind bars
I'll break 'em out and pour 'em up real strong
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Writer: Andrew Baylis, Austin Nivarel, Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Jason DeFord, Michael Whitworth
Copyright: Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




Nail Me

Never been a stranger to nights in the county jail
Been there a time or two, ain't proud of it myself
Might smoke a little weed, I've heard the grass is green
There on the other side, ain't always what it seems
But I won't hide behind a thousand lies
At least I know who I am

Nail me to the cross outside
Of your ivory tower where you sit so high
On that horse you rode as I stand here alone
So hit me with the stones you cast
Your shadow looks back while you stare through glass
You don't think I know, I'm a jester before your throne

How's it feel up there, holier-than-thou?
To live without a care, perfect in and out
I won't hide behind a thousand lies
At least I know who I am

Nail me to the cross outside
Of your ivory tower where you sit so high
On that horse you rode as I stand here alone
So hit me with the stones you cast
Your shadow looks back while you stare through glass
You don't think I know, I'm a jester before your throne

Faith, true faith
It is your faith that has saved you
There's nothing that you have done yourselves
It is a beautiful gift of God, not because of you
So that no man can boast of His goodness
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Writer: Austin Nivarel, Jason DeFord, Kevin Gruft
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management




Hold On Me

You've got curves just like this bottle in my hand
But I can't stop from turnin' it back, baby
It loves my lips like crazy
You've got eyes that burn like tequila
Ain't no man who wouldn't kill to be with you
Right here all wrapped up
So why am I so f*cked up?

Makin' strings of bad decisions
Traded Heaven for this livin' hell, aw yeah

I know you're all I need
But I just can't break free
From this little devil on my shoulder
Swearin' she's got wings
I might be holdin' you
But she's got the hold on me
Yeah, she's got the hold on me, yeah

I push last call 'til the sunrise
I come home and I close my eyes
The same time yours are openin'
Walkin' in all broken

I'm covered in the sins I'm sippin'
Traded Heaven for this livin' hell, aw yeah

I know you're all I need
But I just can't break free
From this little devil on my shoulder
Swearin' she's got wings
I might be holdin' you
But she's got the hold on me
Yeah, she's got the hold on me, yeah, yeah

You've got curves just like this bottle in my hand
But I can't stop from turnin' it back, baby, damn

I know you're all I need
But I just can't break free
From this little devil on my shoulder
Swearin' she's got wings
I might be holdin' you
But she's got the hold on me
Yeah, she's got the hold on me, yeah, yeah
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Writer: Alysa Vanderheym, Hillary Lindsey, Jason DeFord, Michael Whitworth
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




Kill A Man

I thought that night in Vegas
The drink I was drinkin' would finally take me
I thought I wouldn't make it
That my demons would find me with blue lights behind me

Thought my time was up more than a time or two
The end of me begins with you

Somethin' 'bout you has always been dangerous
I should run, but here I stand
You're the one thing Heaven can't save me from
And I'm far past my last chance
I was bullet proof, but baby
Lovin' you could kill a man

Well, I'll go into the darkness
We can take the unknown, make it feel like it's home
And you know I'll be here regardless (you know I'll be here)
Baby, you've got my soul, so to hell with the poems

Thought my time was up more than a time or two
But the end of me, it begins with you

Somethin' 'bout you has always been dangerous
I should run, but here I stand
You're the one thing Heaven can't save me from
And I'm far past my last chance
I was bullet proof, but baby
Lovin' you could kill a man

Thought my time was up more than a time or two
But the end of me begins with you

Somethin' 'bout you has always been dangerous
I should run, but here I stand
You're the one thing Heaven can't save me from
And I'm far past my last chance
I was bullet proof, but baby
Lovin' you could kill a man
Yes, it could, lovin' you could kill a man
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Writer: Andrew Baylis, Jason Deford, Michael Whitworth, Riley Donnell
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




Unlive

Mama was a pill poppin' pretty little number
Tendin' bar at the Quality Inn
Every single day she was upping the stakes
To a game that nobody could win
Her kids would stay the night with the neighbors
Mama wouldn't be home until later
We heard she was turning tricks for paper
That was just another Tuesday night in those trailers

White trash roots run deeper
I've done seen pain pills turn to needles
The things I've done to numb these feelings
Is something that you can't outrun
Whoa, whoa
You can't unlive where you're from

I know women who used to love by the hour
I've seen men fall in love with the powder
I ain't kidding y'all, I've seen fentanyl
Sneak in the deep and then sneak in and end it all
I learned early that that's life
I've seen dreams turn to ash at the end of a glass pipe

White trash roots run deeper
I've done seen pain pills turn to needles
The things I've done to numb these feelings
Is something that you can't outrun
Whoa, whoa
You can't unlive where you're from

You can't outlive it baby
But you can face it
(You can't unlive where you're from)
Embrace it all
And make the best of it
So let's go

Waking up and see another overdose
It left me down and broke and had to hit the bottle
Had an alcoholic uncle addicted to crack
I looked back and I had to hit the bottle
But mama got back on that powder
I could see in her eyes she was hollow
Babygirl was just doing the best she knew how to do
Raising her son with no father
Going deeper I won't even bother
Take your medicine hold it and swallow
But I can't sit and rot like the cinderblocks
Underneath this old broken Impala
In the front yard I go with the dogs
Pushin' up the weight there wasn't a weight bench
When Jelly was picking up calls back in Antioch
And takin' a major risk
I was in Alabama at the trailer park
Bangin' my head on the wall
Before I could buy my little girl a doll
Before Eminem ever gave me a call
I had that feeling that you have
But I hit that roof and that life flashed
Look around, sit down and write that
And Yelawolf took off on white trash

White trash roots run deeper
I've done seen pain pills turn to needles (I love y'all)
The things I've done to numb these feelings (let's go Jelly)
Is something that you can't outrun
Whoa
You can't unlive where you're from
Whoa
You can't unlive where you're from
Whoa, whoa
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Writer: Andrew Baylis, Ashley Dyan Mcbryde, Jason Deford
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




Save Me

Somebody save me
Me from myself
I've spent so long
Living in hell
They say my lifestyle is bad for my health
It's the only thing that seems to help

All of this drinkin' and smokin' is hopeless
But feel like it's all that I need
Something inside of me's broken
I hold onto anything that sets me free

I'm a lost cause
Baby, don't waste your time on me
I'm so damaged beyond repair
Life has shattered my hopes and my dreams
I'm a lost cause
Baby, don't waste your time on me
I'm so damaged beyond repair
Life has shattered my hopes and my dreams

Ooh, ooh, ooh

What if the night sky was missing the moon?
There were no shooting stars to use wishing on you
And all of my sorrows, I just wash them down
It's the only peace I've ever found

All of this drinkin' and smokin' is hopeless
But feel like it's all that I need
Something inside of me's broken
I hold onto anything that sets me free

I'm a lost cause
Baby, don't waste your time on me
I'm so damaged beyond repair
Life has shattered my hopes and my dreams
I'm a lost cause
Baby, don't waste your time on me (no, don't waster your time on me)
I'm so damaged beyond repair (I'm so damaged beyond repair)
Life has shattered my hopes and my dreams (life has shattered my hopes and my dreams)

Oh (ooh, ooh, ooh)
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Writer: Jason Deford, David Ray Stevens
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management




She

Could see the sunrise in her eyes
Before the cold November rain
And if you only knew her smile
Never know that she's in pain
Nobody ever saw it comin'
It started with a little pill
One thing led to another
Since then it's all been downhill

She was the life of the party
She was the one everybody
Used to wanna hang around
I bet they wonder where she is now
I wish I woulda known
Before she was too far gone
I'm afraid to lose her now
She's afraid of comin' down

I don't wanna say goodbye
But she can't get herself to stop
I know that it'll take some time
But I'm scared that might be something that we don't got
Now everybody knows it's somethin'
They see the writing on the wall
And she feels like she's flyin'
While we're all watching her fall

She was the life of the party
She was the one everybody
Used to wanna hang around
I bet they wonder where she is now
I wish I woulda known
Before she was too far gone
I'm afraid to lose her now
She's afraid of comin' down

She's afraid of comin' down
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Writer: Austin Alexander Nivarel, Jason DeFord, Kevin Thrasher Gruft
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management




Need A Favor

I only talk to God when I need a favor
And I only pray when I ain't got a prayer
So, who the hell am I, who the hell am I
To expect a Savior, oh
If I only talk to God when I need a favor?
But God, I need a favor

I know Amazing Grace, but I ain't been livin' them words
Swear I spend most Sundays, drunk off my ass, than I have in church
Hard cover King James only been savin' dust on the nightstand
And I don't know what to say by the time I fold my hands

I only talk to God when I need a favor
And I only pray when I ain't got a prayer
So, who the hell am I, who the hell am I
To expect a Savior, oh
If I only talk to God when I need a favor?
But God, I need a favor
Amen, amen

Yeah, I owe you more than one and beggars can't be choosers
But I'll pay for all I've done, just please don't let me lose her

I only talk to God when I need a favor
And I only pray when I ain't got a prayer
So, who the hell am I, who the hell am I
To expect a Savior, oh
If I only talk to God when I need a favor?
But God, I need a favor
Amen, amen
Amen, amen

Hangin' in there, just barely
Throwin' up prayers, like Hail Mary's
If You're still there, Lord, spare me
Oh my God, oh my God, Hail Mary

Hangin' in there, just barely
Throwin' up prayers, like Hail Mary's
If You're still there, Lord, spare me
Oh my God, oh my God, Hail Mary

I only talk to God when I need a favor
And I only pray when I ain't got a prayer
So tell me, who the hell am I to expect a Savior
When I only talk to God if I need a favor?
God, I need a favor
Amen
God, I need a favor, woah
Amen
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Writer: Austin Nivarel, Joe Ragosta, Rob Ragosta, Jason De Ford
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




Dancing With The Devil

Well, I, I tell myself I'm just a guy
Who's been down on his luck his whole life
And I feel like I'm led by the blind, by the blind
Oh, I met the devil one Saturday night
Grabbed the bottle and I came alive
What happened when I followed the lines
Was just lies

I only drink when I'm feelin' alone
Tobacco's not the only thing that I smoke
I get too loose at the end of my rope
I know that I need to change but I don't
I've gotten used to me feelin' this low
I'm on the edge of just losin' control
Only thing keeps him from stealin' my soul
God, don't let me go
I only dance with the devil I know
(Dance with the devil I know)

Oh I, I crossed that line too many times
My friends tell me that I'm gonna die
If I don't change my ways
They tell me they're prayin' for me

I only drink when I'm feelin' alone
Tobacco's not the only thing that I smoke
I get too loose at the end of my rope
I know that I need to change but I don't
I've gotten used to me feelin' this low
I'm on the edge of just losin' control
Only thing keeps him from stealin' my soul
God, don't let me go
I only dance with the devil I know

Oh, wash it all away
Wash it all away from me
Because of Amazing Grace
I'm better than I used to be

I only drink when I'm feelin' alone
Tobacco's not the only thing that I smoke
I get too loose at the end of my rope
I know that I need to change but I don't
I've gotten used to me feelin' this low
I'm on the edge of just losin' control
Only thing keeps him from stealin' my soul
God, don't let me go
I only dance with the devil I know

Devil I know, the devil I know
Yes, the only, the devil
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Writer: Hunter Phelps, Jason DeFord, Zach Crowell
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management




Hungover In A Church Pew

We will not be condemned
We'll not be lost to the fiery lakes of Hell
We are told to repent to be baptized
In the Holy Ghost, you are saved by the blood of Jesus Christ

She hit the road and I hit the bottle
I knew she wouldn't be back tomorrow
And I'd be hurtin' in the mornin' either way
So I called the boys, said, Let's go raise some hell
But they've settled down, so I went by myself
To smoke cigarettes and pour poison on my pain

Well, I drank Teremana 'til me and it were gone
I ain't in a good place, but better here than home

I'm hungover in a church pew
Girl, I hurt you but I hurt too
I'm comin' down on a Sunday mornin'
Hands shakin', my forehead pourin'
Lord knows all the hell you put me through
On a Saturday, what was I supposed to do?
I'm hungover in a church pew

The sun beatin' down on a stained glass window
Preacher man preachin' that fire and brimstone
And I just hope that it would ease my burden
I ain't been in a while, so I ain't gonna take my
Piece of the bread and nip of the grape wine
Even though it would keep my head from hurtin'

'Cause I drank Teremana 'til me and it were gone
I don't wanna be here, but I'm where I belong

I'm hungover in a church pew
Girl, I hurt you, but I hurt too
I'm comin' down on a Sunday mornin'
Hands shakin', my forehead pourin'
Lord knows all the hell you put me through
On a Saturday, what was I supposed to do?
I'm hungover in a church pew

Got a long road, a broken heart
Ahead of me, I'll be between
The Bible and a neon sign
This ain't the first, won't be the last time

I'm hungover in a church pew
Girl, I hurt you, but I hurt too
I'm comin' down on a Sunday mornin'
Hands shakin', my forehead pourin'
Lord knows all the hell you put me through
I bet the devil never thought this is what I'd do
I'm hungover in a church pew, oh

We have been adopted into the family of God through Christ Jesus
In Him we have and we find redemption through His blood
The forgiveness of sins
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Writer: Hunter Phelps, Jason DeFord, Zach Crowell
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




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Whitsitt Chapel is the seventh solo studio album by American singer Jelly Roll, released on June 2, 2023, through Bailee & Buddy and BBR Music Group.

It is his first country music album and includes collaborations with Brantley Gilbert, Struggle Jennings, Yelawolf and Lainey Wilson.

It was preceded by the singles "Need a Favor" and "Save Me" with Wilson. The songs "She" and "Unlive" were also released prior to the album.

Jelly Roll described the album as "Real music for real people with real problems" and "about growth and gratitude happening in my life", stating that he wanted to "create a project that felt hopeful".

He named it after a chapel in Antioch, Tennessee he formerly attended, which influenced the album and its themes of "sin and redemption".
Genre(s): Country
Producer(s): Andrew Baylis, Brock Berryhill, Zach Crowell, Jesse Frasure, David Garcia, Kevin Gruft, Austin Nivarel, David Ray Stevens
Length: 43:26
Released: June 2nd, 2023
Year: 2023

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