"Home For A Rest" as written by Geoffrey Kelly and John Fraser Mann....
You'll have to excuse me, I'm not at my best
I've been gone for a month, I've been drunk since I left
These so called vacations will soon be my death
I'm so sick from the drink, I need home for a rest...

We arrived in December and London was cold
We stayed in the bars along Charing Cross Road
We never saw nothin' but brass taps and oak
Kept a shine on the bar with the sleeves of our coats

You'll have to excuse me, I'm not at my best
I've been gone for a week, I've been drunk since I left
These so called vacations will soon be my death
I'm so sick from the drink, I need home for a rest...

Euston Station the train journey north
In the buffet car we lurched back and forth
Past odd crooked dikes, through Yorkshire's green fields
We were flung into dance as the train jigged and reeled

You'll have to excuse me, I'm not at my best
I've been gone for a week, I've been drunk since I left
These so called vacations will soon be my death
I'm so sick from the drink, I need home for a rest...

By the light of the moon she'd drift through the streets
A rare old perfume so seductive and sweet
She'd tease us and flirt as the pubs all closed down
Then walk us on home and deny us a round

You'll have to excuse me, I'm not at my best
I've been gone for a month, I've been drunk since I left
These so called vacations will soon be my death
I'm so sick from the drink, I need home for a rest...

The gas heater's empty, it's damp as a tomb
The spirits we drank are now ghosts in the room
I'm knackered again, come on sleep take me soon
And don't lift up my head 'til the twelve bells of noon

You'll have to excuse me, I'm not at my best
I've been gone for a month, I've been drunk since I left
These so called vacations will soon be my death
I'm so sick from the drink, I need home for a rest...

Take me home


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"Home for a Rest" as written by John Fraser Mann Geoffrey Kelly

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    General CommentThe best song ever I MEAN EVER WRITTEN PERFORMED.

    This is most definately my drunk song
    Drink_and_Fighton August 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYay! I Drinking song! :cheers:
    SomeGirl_Jadziaon September 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat a great story/song. MINT.
    jba205on November 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI fucking love this song so much. SPIRIT OF THE WEST ARE THE SHIT AND THEY DON'T LIVE VERY FAR AWAY FROM ME. GO CANADA'S AWESOME BANDS

    This song is my drinking (along with so many others) song and i really love it when i sing and dance to it with my friends
    River Wolfon April 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI hear its one of Canada's biggest "Back to College" songs.
    Smokleron January 21, 2006   Link

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