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Box of Spiders

This song is by Drive-By Truckers and appears on the album Pizza Deliverance (1999).

Gran-Gran keeps a box of spiders
She says they're on me when I sleep
Waiting in the outhouse for me
Underneath the seat

My great-grandmother's 'bout ninety-seven
And she is sure when she gets to heaven
Ol' St. Peter's gonna throw his arms around her and say
"I've waited so long for us to meet"

She put the General in a box
And buried him behind the Stoney Point Church of Christ
When I was three

"When the lord comes to take me
I'll die with a smile on
'Cause He's taking all my pains and fears"

She said The General's last words were
"It's hotter than hell in here"

Gran-Gran keeps a box of spiders
Or so she told me as a child
And I would hold it in for hours
Too mean to die
Too mean to die
Too mean


Music by:

Drive-by Truckers

Lyrics by:

Patterson Hood

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