"The Death of Me" as written by and Dallas Green....
Do I have nothing good left to say?
Do I need whiskey to start fueling my complaints?
People love to drink their troubles away
Sometimes I feel that I'd be better off that way

'Cause maybe then I could sleep at night
I wouldn't lie awake until the morning light
This is something that I'll never control
My nerves will be the death of me, I know
I know, I know

So here's to living life miserable
And here's to all the lonely stories that I've told
Maybe drinking wine will validate my sorrow
Every man needs a muse and mine could be the bottle

Maybe then I could sleep at night
I wouldn't lie awake until the morning light
This is something that I'll never control
My nerves will be the death of me, I know

Finally, I could hope for a better day
No longer holding on to all the things that cloud my mind
Maybe then the weight of the world wouldn't seem so heavy
But then again, I'll probably always feel this way

At least I know I'll never sleep at night
I'll always lie awake until the morning light
This is something that I'll never control
My nerves will be the death of me

My nerves will be the death of me
My nerves will be the death of me, I know


Lyrics submitted by BrianSeeders

"The Death of Me" as written by Dallas Green

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  • +3
    General Comment"Every man needs a muse and mine could be the bottle"
    Class line.
    CycloneNimrodon November 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so personal and honest and just amazing. Clearly Dallas has a sleeping proble, he makes that evident in his other songs too.

    "This is something I'll never contol. My nerves will be the death of me" IMO means his sleeping disorder which keeps him up all night is something he can't control. He thinks and worries to much at night since he can't sleep...he's depressed even? And thus, his nerves are bad...his emotions are making him mad...lack of sleep does that to you. So he questions whether to start drinking more, just so he can eventually pass out and get some sleep.
    mywordsareweaponson September 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfolk music is always about a simple message and dallas is clearly saying im bored and losing intrest in life....what could i do to spice it up.
    NOVATARDon December 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDallas has been having trouble with insomnia. And this song is showing his frustration with the whole thing.

    One wrong line in there...in the second verse it's...
    "And here's to all the LONELY stories that I've told."
    thegreatdistresson February 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is something that I'll never control.this like sleeping sickness exemplifies Dallas's true struggle with depression and anxiety but maybe it is that pure emotion that can create such wonderful stuff... creativity is painful
    indiefanon September 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, the meaning of this song is quite obvious.
    And this has to be my favorite song, currently.
    breakdowngasmon October 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Finally, I could hope for a better day.
    No longer holding onto all the things that cloud my mind.
    Maybe then the weight of the world wouldn't seem so heavy.
    But then again I'll probably always feel this way."

    Anyone who doesn't like this song is the devil.
    haha
    breakdowngasmon October 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is easy. It's simply about how Dallas laying awake at night self analysing himself and worrying about the things he can't control.

    He's stating that a lot of people use alcohol to quite their worries and fears. Alcohol also puts people to sleep.

    It's a well known fact that Dallas dosen't drink. This song is about Dallas questioning whether or not it would be easier to be an alcohol and let the bottle releive his fears and worries. I think it's just a thought that passes his mind nothing that he's actually serious about.
    methadon September 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song. So straight forward. He's lying awake at night, contemplating taking up drinking as a solution to his insomnia, helplessly. I think he knows that even drinking wouldn't solve anything, but he keeps it in mind to give himself hope that maybe it doesn't have to be like that forever....
    takeforexampleon December 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the best drinking songs ever.
    GhostEyeson January 17, 2010   Link

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