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A personal song about my struggle with addiction and the hypocrisy of the judgment of my alcoholic father.

lyrics

Drink up, Tom- pop another top,

Life by the ounce, life by the drop-

It's the same old shit on a different day,

Trying to quench that thirst that won't go away...

 

I've forgotten a lot, but I remember well

All the beatings and the telling and the liquor's smell-

A drunken hypocrite, no more no less-

But pat yourself on the back and say you did your best

 

  You don't drink from the bottle, it drinks   from you-

  An addict knows an addict, and I know     you...

  Life, even though it's a one way track-

  Wish you'd have stayed in Alabama and   never came back

 

Eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth 

You know you get what you give, and I'm living proof-

I had the best of intentions, but my love was in vain-

'Cause it's lost in time, like tears in the rain 

 

I alone have to answer for what I've done,

No hiding from the truth, nowhere to run

It's not your place to judge or condemn,

You were supposed to be my mentor and my best friend...

 

  You don't drink from the bottle, it drinks   from you-

  An addict knows an addict, and I know     you...

  Life, even though it's a one way track-

  Wish you'd have stayed in Alabama and   never came back (x2)



©Chase Alden Daniel, 2014, all rights reserved.

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from No Time For Patience (Deluxe), released March 14, 2017
Words & music by Chase Alden Bowes-Daniel.

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Chase Alden Bowes-Daniel South Boston, Virginia

Virginia born & raised guitar player who can turn a phrase. Decent guitar player, good songwriter, vocals like drizzling dogshit.

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