Sun came up it was another day
And the sun went down you were blown away
Why'd you let go of your guitar
Why'd you ever let it go that far
Drunken Angel

Could've held on to that long smooth neck
Let your hand remember every fret
Fingers touching each shiny string
But you let go of everything

Drunken Angel
Drunken Angel
You're on the other side
Drunken Angel
You're on the other side

Followers would cling to you
Hang around just to meet you
Some threw roses at your feet
And watch you pass out on the street
Drunken Angel
Feed you and pay off all your debts
Kiss your brow taste your sweat
Write about your soul your guts
Criticize you and wish you luck

Drunken Angel
Drunken Angel
You're on the other side
Drunken Angel
You're on the other side

Some kind of savior singing the blues
A derelict in your duct tape shoes
Your orphan clothes and your long dark hair
Looking like you didn't care

Drunken Angel
Blood spilled out from the hole in your heart
Over the strings of your guitar
The worn down places in the wood
That once made you feel so good

Drunken Angel
Drunken Angel
You're on the other side
Drunken Angel
You're on the other side

Sun came up it was another day
And the sun went down you were blown away
Why'd you let go of your guitar
Why'd you ever let it go that far
Drunken Angel, drunken Angel



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"Drunken Angel" as written by Lucinda Williams

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    General Comment:When I saw her live, she said this song was about the musician Blaze Foley, who I think she said was shot by a friend in a drunken fight. Dunno if this is common knowledge or not.
    clasicrockon June 15, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:Great song, and Blaze Foley was awesome. He was shot by his friend's son.
    rufustfireflyon June 07, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:One of Lucinda's best songs. Blaze Foley RIP.
    Rickveeon January 26, 2012   Link

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