16 Days
Got sixteen days
One for every time I've gone awayOne for every time I should have stayedShould have wore my wedding ring
Got sixteen days
Fifteen of those are nightsCan't sleep when the bed sheet fightsIt's way back to your side
Well the ghost has got me running
Well the ghost has got me running
Away from you, away from you, awayWell the ghost has got me running
Well the ghost has got me running
Away from you, away from you, away
Got sixteen days
Got a bottle and a rosaryGod I wish that you were close to meI guess I owe you an apology
Got sixteen days
Fifteen of those are nights
Can't sleep when the bed sheet fightsIts way back to your side
Well the ghost has got me running
Well the ghost has got me runningAway from you, away from you, awayWell the ghost has got me running
Well the ghost has got me runningAway from you, away from you, away
Old tin cups, little paper dolls
All wrapped up in ribbons bows and hearts
Old tin cups and little paper dolls
All wrapped up in the ribbons of your heart
I got sixteen days
Sixteen days
I got sixteen days
It's like a fool I am



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16 Days Lyrics as written by Ryan Adams

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    General CommentIt came to me once as I listened to this song in my sober house bed 11 days sober in my twin sized bunk bed, thinking about how just a few weeks before I was home with my love in bed and now she doesn’t want me. 16 days came on and it felt like he was singing about my situation. He might be 16 days sober, chose booze/drugs over his marriage and now he’s left without either one and just wants her back. Sometimes he sings “bottle and a rosary”, like he’s newly sober praying not to drink.
    Gratefuldeadjgbon December 20, 2019   Link

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