Call me a cab and I'll tip the undertaker
That fool couldn't tell a real stiff from a faker
Well I ain't no fool, but I play one on TV
Cause misery loves company
That's why everyone loves me

Now, buy me a drink and I'll tell you all a story
About a bastard who traded in treasure for glory
There treasure was true love, the bastard he was me
Cause misery loves company
That's why everyone loves me

Well, I've been a rich man
I've been a poor man
Inside a Saturday night
I've done the works
And there's one thing I know
You can't win if it ain't a fair fight

I ain't seen the pastor since Sunday bloody morning
All the girls in the choir are in labor or mourning
Take one look in my eyes, I think you'll all agree
Cause misery loves company
And that's why everyone loves me

I've done every shit job
Handed out nose jobs
Made a few friends in the tombs
But I've found that in most cases
Fixing the the rat race
Is better than pushing a broom

Now, who shall I marry the junky or the jailer?
Your choices are few when you know you're a failure
But there's one thing that everyone in the bar agrees
That misery loves company
And that's why everyone loves me

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Drunkard's Lament song meanings
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    General CommentJust wanted to point out two mistakes...

    In the first line, it is "cab", not "god".

    "Call me a CAB and I'll tip the undertaker".

    He's drunk in a bar, and he's telling someone (the bartender, or a fellow patron, perhaps) to call him a cab. Call a taxi to come and get him and take him home. And he'll give the driver a tip. The cab driver being the undertaker, taking the dead body (him, being so drunk, worn out, passed out, "dead") home.

    In the second line, it's "stiff", not "still".

    "That fool couldn't tell a real STIFF from a faker".

    A stiff, meaning a corpse. A dead body.

    Otherwise the lyrics are fine.
    FilmScorpioon September 02, 2005   Link

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