Sorry I'm late, I was out spoiling my liver
I couldn't wait
The sun was up for far too long today
And I can't see straight
But the two of you look awfully pretty
And I couldn't wait
Been awake for far too long today
And is it strong enough to burn away the cooking wine?
And I'm just tired enough
If I close my eyes I'll sleep for days
I'll sleep for days

Sorry I'm late, I was out spoiling my liver
I couldn't wait
The sun was up for far too long today
And I can't see straight
But the two of you look awfully pretty
You're fucking beautiful
And is it strong enough to burn away the cooking wine?
And I'm just tired enough
If I close my eyes I'll sleep for days
I'll sleep for days


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Cooking Wine Lyrics as written by Derek R. Grant Daniel Michael Andriano

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    i love this song... although it took me forever to realize that when he said "the two of you look awfully pretty" he was referring to one person being severly blurred.

    alk3girlon April 15, 2002   Link
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    Just a fun song, about drinking a little too much and coming home and being truthful about it... Everytime i hear this song i think of a friend of mine who sings this incessantly

    .one.last.try.on May 05, 2002   Link
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    this song absolutly rools all of you. if this were a person. it could be my idol. or one of them. god alkaline trio rocks so hard. they are the best band that i have ever experienced. i mean they hit every point of a emo kids life. so great. bows to alkaline trio

    shamboneyloganon June 06, 2002   Link
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    alkaline trio rocks more than ninjas on guitars... this song is one of the best punk songs ever written, anyone who considers themself a punk has to give props to the trio on this one...

    alk3fanon June 16, 2002   Link
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    this song rocks...i love the line "i can't see straight, but the two of you look awfully pretty"... and i love how he sounds when he sings "you're fucking beautiful". Awesome song.

    hookedonskanicson June 28, 2002   Link
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    I went to the store with no real intention on buying a album so i was doing the look from A to Z method, just to waste time and what not. Well saw the self titled relize I had yet to purchase it, so i did. Put it on in the car ride home from the mall, ,and right when track eights "sorry I'm late but I was out spoiling my liver"graced my ears, I had a fav song on the album, byt the time "I can't see straight but the two of you look awfull pretty" I had a new favorite AT song surpassign privet eye. I think it was the fact that i could associate going home to my girlfriend and her being pissed off I was drunk.

    Squirrelboton July 10, 2002   Link
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    I remember the first time i heard this song. I was listening to a friends mix cd and this song graced my ears, i was in absolute awe. I ran right out and got "From Here to the Infirmiry" and was dropped jawed by this album and later bought the S/T. I remember the exact feeling i got when i heard this song....

    MisledPromise4uon July 23, 2002   Link
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    the first line is just so straightforward... actually, the entire song is... but when i first heard this song, i was lying on my bed and reading. when i heard the first line, i just burst out laughing. i can't really imagine just walking up to one of my friends and just saying "sorry i'm late, i was out spoiling my liver".

    stardropleton August 07, 2002   Link
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    haha, this is one of my fav songs from alk3. i've listened this many times on my way home from bar. the song is about the same shit i tried to speak to my girlfriend when i was hella drunk and she was waiting for me

    blownon August 07, 2002   Link
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    i think this a great song. i can relate to it a lot when he says "i've been awake for far too long today". the first time i heard this song i was piss drunk and tired. its a great mellow song.

    Malleuson August 17, 2002   Link

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