You probably know the Kings’ story. Three brothers raised by a traveling Pentecostal evangelist join their cousin and form a huge rock band. Even though they have lived a pretty wild sex, drugs, & rock ‘n roll lifestyle, it is obvious that their father’s faith is “in the water” for them.
The song is based on an old hymn, “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder”. It speaks of a sort of roll call in heaven at the end of time.
The Johnny Cash version… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV_DBn6ku5Y