Drunkard's Lament

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Well the only men I trust
Are named Jimmy John and Jack
And it's awful hard to run
With the devil on your back
And I run and I run
But I know I don't get far
When the only thing I turn to
Is the bottle and the jar

I know it isn't right
For to live this way
And whiskey is the cure
And the cause of all my pain
But when I come home
And the world has kicked my ass
Well it all looks much better
From the bottom of a glass

This one's for Jack (Jack!)
You've always been a friend
One for Jimmy (Jimmy!)
You'll be here til the end
Another bottle for John (John!)
To keep me going strong
But above all this one's for you

See I've had girls as pure as vodka
Some as bubbly as champagne
But the only one I've loved is stout
She takes away my pain
But when I come home
The pleasantries are few
I lie awake
And I knock back a few

This one's for Jack (Jack!)
You've always been a friend
One for Jimmy (Jimmy!)
You'll be here til the end
Another bottle for John (John!)
To keep me going strong
But above all this one's for you

Well the only men I trust
Are named Jimmy John and Jack
And it's awful hard to run
With the devil on your back
And I run and I run
But I know I don't get far
When the only thing I turn to
Is the bottle and the jar

This one's for Jack (Jack!)
You've always been a friend
One for Jimmy (Jimmy!)
You'll be here til the end
Another bottle for John (John!)
To keep me going strong
But above all this one's for you

This one's for Jack (Jack!)
One for Jimmy (Jimmy!)
Another bottle for John (John!)
But above all this one's for you
But above all this one's for you

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from In Pursuit of Dicey Riley, track released October 3, 2009
B. Malloy & The Waxies

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