Well I had a dream and I woke up in a cold cold, sweat and I could see my life passing by me like a scene from a movie set
And my blood ran cold, and I just can’t forget, that dream and the cold cold feeling that it left me with
There was hellhounds runnin’, hot after my tail, on a moonlit night on the swamp with the snakes and the alligators.
I hear the hellhounds howlin’ at the Mississippi moon, I never had such a feelin’ of doom, hear the hellhounds howlin’ at the Mississippi moon.
Well I dreamed I was runnin’, I stopped to catch my breath, and I could feel those demons behind me, breathin’ down my neck
Then I turned around, and a chill ran thru my spine, and the devil looked me straight in the eye and said I’m gonna get you yet.
Then I saw a light, and I felt real calm, and I could hear God tellin’ Satan you leave that boy alone
Because I got my own plan, and I need this Man, so get back from whence you came before I cut you down
That’s when I woke up and I felt so glad, that I had what I had and it was only a dream and I could live in a land where a man could be free.