"Don't Fail Me Now" as written by and J.p. Bowersock Ryan Adams....
Oh gal, oh gal, with your darkened eyes
Kindle the wood and prepare the lies
And don't fail me know
Oh me, oh my, oh beast with might
Drown me with water and burn me with fire
And don't fail me now
Just don't fail me now
You don't do me right
You don't do me right
Why you do me wrong when the rope gets tight?
When the rope gets tight
When the rope gets tight

Oh day, oh night, oh darkened light
Drown me with water and burn me with fire
And don't fail me know
Oh Mary, oh mother of all that is near
Lead me to freedom from my kingdom of fear
And don't fail me now
Just don't fail me now
You don't do me right
You don't do me right
Why you do me wrong when the rope gets tight?
When the rope gets tight
When the rope gets tight
When the rope gets tight

Oh gal, oh gal, with your darkened heart
Kindle the wood and prepare to start
Just don't fail me now
Just don't fail me now
You don't do me right
You don't do me right
Why you do me wrong when the rope gets tight?
When the rope gets tight
When the rope gets tight
When the rope gets tight


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"Don't Fail Me Now" as written by J.p. Bowersock Ryan Adams

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    General Commentlove the paino in this one. to me it seems like it's about a girl that has somehow hurt him or let him down in some way. these lyrics are kinda screwed up though.
    peepeeheadon March 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about alcohol. Some that drinks to suppress pain. Drnking is the only thing that will help him get through it.
    aliberk777on November 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think both of you could possibly be right. I always thought it was kinda about the aftermath of cheating on your significant other, forgiving the person and trying to work through it or moving on, or indecision .. "Lead me to freedom from my kingdom of fear" (the fear the other person will do it again)
    ryanalbertjohnomaron May 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is AWESOME!!!! Love it!!!! It reminds of The Band a little with all the orchestration in the beginning...love it!
    hacdmb41on September 28, 2010   Link

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