The Stone Coyotes

Threw a Rock in the River

The Stone Coyotes
written by B. Keith/D. Tibbles


I was in the congregation

And I heard the preacher say

“Give in to sin and temptation

There’ll be hell to pay

Fire and brimstone

Ten thousand degrees”

I shouted, “Lord, have mercy

Bring Satan to his knees”


Threw a rock in the river

Threw a stone in the well

Put my ear to the ground

And I heard the devil yell


He said, “You’re causing a commotion

Stop making such a fuss

I’ll blow up the ocean

Grind the mountains into dust

How dare you defy me?

Don’t you know who I am?

Gonna shake you like a rag doll

I’m the king of the damned”


The devil stood before me

Said, “Prepare for your demise”

So I loaded up my slingshot

Hit him right between the eyes