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If I Had My Way, I'd Tear the Building Down
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If I Had My Way, I'd Tear the Building Down Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Well, if I had my way
I had-a, a wicked mind
If I had-a, ah Lord, tear this building down
Verse 2
Weh-ell!
Delilah was a woman fine an' fair
Her pleasant looks-a, her coal black hair
Delilah gained old Samson's mind
A-first saw the woman that looked so fine
Verse 3
A-well went Timnathy, I can't tell
A daughter of Timnathy, a-pleased him well
A-Samson told his father, 'I'm goin a-a-a'
(Help) me Lord
Verse 4
If I had my way
Well, if a had-a, a wicked world
If I had-a, ah Lord, tear this building down
Verse 5
Weh-ell!
Samson's mother replied to him
'Can't you find a woman of your kind and kin?'
'Samson, will you please your mother's mind?'
Go'd and married that-a Philistine
Verse 6
Let me tell you what, old Samson
Verse 7
Well, he roared at the lion, the lion run
Samson was the first man the lion attach
He caught the lion and got upon his 'ack
A-written that he killed a man with his
And Sampson had his hand in the lion's jaws
Verse 8
If I had my way
If I had-a, a wicked world
If I had-a, ah Lord, tear this building down
Verse 9
"Well, your riddle please, a-tell it to me"
"A-how an eater became forth meat?"
"Well, your riddle please, a-tell it to me"
"A-how strong of it came forth sweet?
Deliah, got his army after him
Well, the bees made-a honey in the lion hair
Verse 10
Well, if I had my way
Well, if I had-a, a wicked world
If I had-a, ah Lord, tear this building down
Verse 11
Sewed me tow knot, an' formed a plot
Not many days 'fore Samson was caught
A-bind this hands whilst a-walkin' along
A-looked on the ground and found a lil' jawbone
He moved his arm ropes, a-pop like thread
Dropped those threads free, three thousand were dead
Verse 12
Lord, If I had my way
Well, if I had a, a wicked world
If I had a, ah Lord, tear this building down
Verse 13
Weh-ell!
Samson's trick though they never found out
"Till they began to wonder about"
A-'till his wife sat up upon his knee
"A-tell me where your strength lie, if you please?"
Verse 14
Samson's wife she a-talked so fair
Told his wife cut off-a his hair
"Shave my head, clean as your hand"
"Till I become a natural man!"
Verse 15
Lord, If I had my way
Well, if I had a, a wicked world
If I had a, ah Lord, tear this building down.

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