I see you out at every bar now baby,
no matter where I go.
You're getting your drinks for free,
and just talkin' with those rich folks you know.

You did the bouncers and all of their friends now baby,
bartenders too.
So when they find out that you're only 19,
there won't be anything they can do.

But I don't come 'round here to meet nice people anyway.
And what the hell am I doing drunk in the middle of the day?
And I can feel the departure of all of my hard-earned pay.
But with the shades drawn,
everything just drifts away.
And with the shades drawn,
everything just drifts away.

But I'm sure that I will see you 'round town now baby,
'cause this town's way too small.
I'm sure that I'll run into you smokin',
and leanin' on that bathroom wall.
And here's hopin' that tonight maybe
you will drag some gorilla on home.
So for about an hour or two,
you won't have to feel like you're all alone.

But I dont come 'round here to meet nice people anyway.
And what the hell am I doin' drunk in the middle of the day?
And I can feel the departure of all of my hard-earned pay.
But with the shades drawn,
everything just drifts away.
And with the shades drawn,
everything just drifts away.
And with the shades drawn,
everything just drifts away.


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    General CommentI absolutely love this song. It's clearly about seeing and trying to avoid an ex-lover, watching her have success in her single life while you wallow in drunken misery.

    It's remarkably simple, yet the delivery of the lines along with the harmonies will well up tears every single time I listen. It reminds me of tough times past. I wish DMT would come back to their roots and perform in New England. What a great band.
    ascotiaon March 06, 2008   Link

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