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Brad Paisley/Chris DuBois/Kelley Lovelace (ASCAP)

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Lyrics

Harvey Bodine died at 11:09 and he left behind a miserable wife
But at 11:14, his heart came back on the screen
Thanks to that defib machine, he came back to life

Oh, but those five minutes were Heaven, a peace unlike he’d ever known
And as he came back to the living
He thought, please God, don’t make me go back to life

When they told him what happened, how that green line had flattened
Ol’ Harvey just started laughing, he said you’re telling me I died
Aw, and he thought about that woman, how she treated him for years
All the yellin’ and the screamin’ and the naggin’ and the tears
And the way it wasn’t really all that bad when he lost his life

Because those five minutes were Heaven, a peace unlike he’d ever known
And now he was back with the living and he found himself reaching for the phone

And he called his lawyer, he called his priest
And told ‘em ‘bout how they’d restarted his heart
And how his wedding vows were technically ‘til death do us part
You’ll probably judge me and so be it but you know boys, here’s how I see it

Harvey Bodine died at 11:09 and he left behind a miserable wife
Aw, but at 11:14, my heart came back on that screen
Thanks to that defib machine, I’ve come back to life

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