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Friend of the Devil-A Rock and Roll Epistle

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Grateful Dead American Beauty 1970

Friend of the Devil-A Rock and Roll Epistle

By Richard Girard

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"I lit out from Reno,

I was trailed by twenty hounds;

Didn't get to sleep that night

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till the morning came around."


"Set out runnin' but I take my time,

a friend of the Devil is a friend of mine;

If I get home before daylight,

I just might get some sleep tonight."

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"Friend of the Devil," American Beauty,

Grateful Dead, 1970

When I watch the Republican Presidential debates, I am always struck by how such a collection of adulterers, usurers, publicans, wannabe slave factors, and proponents of other types of sociopathic behavior can possibly be considered for the highest office in our land. When I hear them espouse their "high Christian ideals and values," when every last one of them supports the death penalty, I am convinced that I would rather be friends with the Devil than any of those hypocrites.

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