With a Whiskey or four
and me head on the floor
I could see the lights come shining through the pints
I saw you on the phone, sweet Janey
I passed out on the way back home
I hopped a train to West Wisconsin
this copper found me all alone
Oh Jane, my girl, this whole bloody world
he kicked me in the teeth and left me to die

Chorus:
and you've been sailing away
for a year and a day
to leave me singing the Drunkard's Lullaby

You said "Life is short
and time distorts"
And you couldn't wait another year for my luck
The Pacific is a dangerous ocean
it stretches from the east to the west
They pulled the glass out from my shoulder
they stitched me up along my chest
You're gone, you're gone I'll carry on
with all the words to "Fields of Athenry"

Chorus


And I swear to God, When I'm down in the sod
My maggots and my worms will slur their speech
Aren't we all doing what we have to
just doin' what we have to do?
You're swimming off the coast of Malta
I'm drowning in the mountain dew
You're gone, you're gone, I'll carry on
Though I'm sitting here too f****** c***** to cry

Chorus


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The Drunkard's Lullaby song meanings
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