The first stanza reads:
The devil went down to Georgia
He was lookin' for a soul to steal
He was in a bind
'Cause he was way behind
And he was willin' to make a deal
Which raises the following questions:
- Why was he way behind?
- Is Charlie Daniels saying our Lord Lucifer, His Satanic Majesty, works under a quota system?
- Who sets these quotas?
- Is it god?
- Does this mean god is ultimately responsible for people going to Hell and Satan is just his pawn and fall guy?
- For the purposes of this song, shouldn’t the Devil have been called Beelzebubba?
In slightly related news, I’m thinking of having my name changed to Vanilla Evil. So, do I use that as my first and last name, or keep the surname, or go with Vanilla Evil Zorzan, or Zorzan, the Vanilla of Evil, or…