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Willie Nelson’s New Smoking Song May Be the Title of 2012 Album

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Willie Nelson has has been playing a new song called ‘Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die’ at concerts recently, and one website claims it will be the title track of his new album. CelebStoner.com reports that the ‘Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die’ album will hit stores in January.

“I wrote a new gospel song,” Nelson says in the video below, before introducing the song to the crowd at Farm Aid last summer. Jamey Johnson is seen laughing before he and a host of other performers sing along. The crowd does too, once they figure out the catchy chorus.

Despite the eyebrow raising title, Nelson’s song does ring of some sort of spirituality. “Roll me up and smoke me when I die / ‘Cause if anyone don’t like it / Look them in the eye / I didn’t come here and I ain’t leaving so don’t sit around and cry / Just roll me up and smoke me when I die,” he sings. While on the surface the song seems to only combine two of Nelson’s great passions, a deeper look shows a more introspective, end-of-life lyric.

The 78-year-old continues to tour as hard as anyone in country music. He has only three days off this month and will be on the road until just before Thanksgiving.

Watch Willie Nelson Perform ‘Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die’ at Farm Aid

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