Witty Songs

ŠTed Schaar 2011

14.  "Heaven’s Just a Sin Away."

Written by Jerry Gillespie44  and recorded by The Kendalls in 1977, "Heaven's Just a Sin Away" was a Number One hit on the Billboard country singles chart.   The Kendalls were a father-daughter act that began performing professionally when Jeannie was just 15.45   Father Royce died young at 63 in 1998.  Looking at the angelic Jeannie, it's hard to think of her in the grip of Lucifer.  The song has all the characteristics of the bouncy middle 70s disco era that spawned it.  (It's at YouTube [Kendalls] ).
 
Lyrics

Heaven's just a sin away whoa, whoa, just a sin away

I can't wait another day I think I'm giving in

How I love to hold you tight whoa, whoa, be with you tonight

That still won't make it right cause I belong to him



Whoa, whoa, way down deep inside I know that it's all wrong

Your eyes keep tempting me and I never was that strong


Devil's got me now whoa, whoa, gone and got me now

I can't fight him anyhow I'm think he's gonna win

Heaven's just a sin away whoa, whoa, just a sin away

Heaven help me when I say I think I'm giving in



Whoa, whoa way down deep inside, I know that it's all wrong

Your eyes keep tempting me, and I never was that strong

Devil's got me now whoa, whoa, gone and got me now

I can't fight him anyhow I think he's gonna win


Heaven's just a sin away whoa, whoa, just a sin away

Heaven help me when I say I think I'm giving in



Heaven's just a sin away whoa, whoa, just a sin away
I can't wait another day I think I'm giving in

How I love to hold you tight whoa, whoa, be with you tonight

But that still won't make it right cause I belong to him
 



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