Drinking My Blues Away

HEY! I'm not drunk - I'm still drinkin'. Ever had a drunk come up to you in a bar and tell you his life story? That might have been me.

 

Well it's 2 a.m. at the bar again
I bet your wonderin' where I've been
I met this girl up on the avenue
And she just reeled me in
She took all my time, and my money
And she left me yesterday
So you'll excuse me, but I've got an awful lot to do
You see, I'm drinking my blues away

She never said she loved me
She sort of took what she could find
But she did some things I never even heard of
She almost knocked me blind
Now don't worry, I'm not crazy
I knew it had to end some day
I'm an upright, respected invididual
So I'll be drinking my blues away

Now I believe that she is
Gone for good
Her note said that she hoped I understood
' Cause fun is fun, but even good times end
And a lady knows that cash can be her only friend

So the guitars can start their laughing
And that old harp can take it home
I'm gonna drink to everybody's health
Until I ruin my own
So bartender, pour me a double
I've found a place where I can stay
You see, I've thought it out, and planned it all very carefully
And I'm drinking my blues away

(Spoken)
You gonna finish that?
I love you guys - really. I mean it
That's beautful, jus' beautiful
Do you guys play Freebird?

Now don't expect me to weep and moan
And sit there waiting by the telephone
I know she's never gonna make that call
Besides I tore the phone right off the wall

So the guitars can start their laughing
And that old harp can take it home
I'm gonna drink to everybody's health
Until I ruin my own
So bartender, pour me a double
I've found a place where I can stay
You see, I've thought it out, and planned it all very carefully
And I'm drinking my blues away


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