"Whiskey Lullaby" as written by Jon Randall and Bill Anderson....
She put him out like the burnin' end of a midnight cigarette
She broke his heart, he spent his whole life tryin' to forget
We watched him drink his pain away a little at a time
But he never could get drunk enough to get her off his mind
Until the night

He put that bottle to his head and pulled the trigger
And finally drank away her memory
Life is short, but this time it was bigger
Than the strength he had to get up off his knees
We found him with his face down in the pillow
With a note that said, 'I'll love her till I die.'
And when we buried him beneath the willow
The angels sang a whiskey lullaby

The rumors flew but nobody knew how much she blamed herself
For years and years she tried to hide the whiskey on her breath
She finally drank her pain away a little at a time
But she never could get drunk enough to get him off her mind
Until the night

She put that bottle to her head and pulled the trigger
And finally drank away his memory
Life is short, but this time it was bigger
Than the strength she had to get up off her knees
We found her with her face down in the pillow
Clinging to his picture for dear life
We laid her next to him beneath the willow
While the angels sang a whiskey lullaby


Lyrics submitted by Steven Esquire

"Whiskey Lullaby" as written by Jon Randall Bill Anderson

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Reservoir One Music, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC

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    redshiftdazzleron August 10, 2012   Link
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    General Commenti'm not much of a country fan...but when i heard this song it was so beautiful. it has a lot of meaning behind it...
    Nothing To Loseon June 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!! but its so sad
    jm4himon July 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentagreed, i'm not a big country fan but this is a great song.
    Redlighton October 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commentya, i normally really dont like country, but this song's just great!
    sleepingxinon October 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm not usually a fan of Brad Paisley, but this song is awesome. I totally cried the first time I heard it.
    I wax poeticon October 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commentsuch a sad song. obvious meaning...but a tragic story. beautiful song.
    moon in mourningon October 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIve never been a big country fan, but like the rest I love this song. The first time I heard it was at an arts camp I go to, this girl was singing it for something. I love it.
    erasedpoetryon October 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIve never been a big country fan, but like the rest I love this song. The first time I heard it was at an arts camp I go to, this girl was singing it for something. I love it.
    erasedpoetryon October 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentVery sad song, brings a tear to my eye evrytime i hear it, it has alot of meaning to me
    FahQ_Nigelon October 18, 2004   Link

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