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Bourbon

Written By Rory Gallagher

Featured On

Jinx, Live At Rockpalast, Loreley (1982), Big Guns: The Very Best Of Rory Gallagher, Disc 1

Lyrics

  • WELL HE’S DRINKING DOWN THE BOURBON LIKE IT WAS SODA POP
  • TRYING TO QUELL THE FEELING HE KNOWS AIN’T GONNA STOP
  • HE’S MORTGAGED OUT HIS BLOOD FOR ONE MORE CHANCE TO BREATH
  • HE HAD THE D.T.’S FOR BREAKFAST, THE SHAKES TILL NOON
  • HE PACKED UP HIS BAG AND LEFT HIS MOTEL ROOM
  • HIS HEAD HELD HIGH BUT HIS HEART IS ON ITS KNEES
  • WELL HE’S PACKED HIS GUITAR AND HIS BAR-ROOM TAN
  • GOTTA GET SOME MILES BEHIND HIM AS FAST AS HE CAN
  • ANOTHER DESTINATION SOME PLACE ELSE TO PLAY
  • WELL HE LEFT A LIFE BEHIND HIM IN SOME OLD TRAILER PARK
  • THEY TRIED TO MAKE IT WORK IT WAS RUINED FROM THE START
  • HE HAD TO SHAKE THE RUST, IT BECAME TIME TO LEAVE
  • IT’S A HONKY TONK ENGAGEMENT
  • BUT THERE’S NO BETTER PLACE TO PLAY
  • HIS FACE FEELS LIKE CRAZY PAVEMENT
  • IT’S GETTING MORE LINED EVERY DAY
  • WELL HE’S GONNA A WRITE A LETTER TO TRY AND EXPLAIN
  • SHE SAY’S HE’S TOO OLD TO HAVE THESE GROWING PAINS
  • BUT SOMETHING KEEPS HIM MOVING LIVING ON THROUGH THE NIGHT
  • BUT AS NIGHT APPROACHES A CHANGE IS IN THE AIR
  • HIS HEART IS PUMPING FAST HE’S GOT NO CARES
  • THE MUSIC BEFRIENDS HIM IT CAN TAKE HIM ANYWHERE
  • IT’S A HONKY TONK ENGAGEMENT
  • BUT THERE’S NO BETTER PLACE TO PLAY
  • HIS FACE FEELS LIKE CRAZY PAVEMENT
  • IT’S GETTING MORE LINED EVERY DAY
  • WELL HE’S DRINKING DOWN THE BOURBON LIKE IT WAS SODA POP
  • TRYING TO QUELL THE FEELING HE KNOWS AIN’T GONNA STOP
  • HE’S MORTGAGED OUT HIS BLOOD FOR ONE MORE CHANCE TO PLAY
  • HE HAD THE D.T.’S FOR BREAKFAST, THE SHAKES TILL NOON
  • HE PACKED UP HIS BAG AND LEFT HIS MOTEL ROOM
  • HIS HEAD HELD HIGH BUT HIS HEART IS ON ITS KNEES

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