"Drinking Song" as written by and Rob Dougan....
I want to weave a musical spell
That leaves you unwell and thinking of me everyday
I want to play you a tune that leaves you marooned and troubled
Each time I'm away
Is there a melody - that could lead you to me - like a lullabied child led to sleep?
So for one moment in time, you'd find that you're mine
And softly I'd kiss you and weep

I want to write a simple song that's so frequently sung
That you call me to have the thing banned
Who's sound so endears that whole nations cheer and sigh
When you take my hand
Is there a melody - that could lead you to me - like a lullabied child led to sleep?
So for one moment in time you'd find that you're mine
And softly I'd kiss you and weep

God I'm a gambler that just wants to lose and be allowed to leave
I'm a traveler - with one last mile my journey is complete
I'm like a swallow that wants one long last look, before flying east
Last on my list - and then I quit - to kiss your lips and weep

I want to play a silver note that fills you with hope
And tames you to feed from my hand
A turquoise chord that invites you to soar
And fly...to a faraway land
A symphony that gently leads you to sit and be still with me
And grief doesn't frighten me
At its worst it delights me
'Cause I want to kiss you and weep

I'm a gambler that just wants to lose and be allowed to leave
I'm a traveler - with one last mile my journey is complete
I'm like a swallow that wants one long last look before flying east
Last on my list - and then I quit - to kiss your lips and weep
Is there a melody - that could lead you to me - like a lullabied child led to sleep?
So for one moment in time you'd find that you're mine
And softly I'd kiss you and weep

So for one moment in time you'd find that you're mine
And softly I'd kiss you and weep


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"Drinking Song" as written by Rob Dougan

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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful :) Personally, it's about trying to make someone like me
    MadBassiston March 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentits such a bittersweet song.
    it seems to me that he wants to kill himself by drinking, but the one last thing he wants is a kiss from the girl that he never had.

    . such a beautiful song . it almost makes me want to cry.
    saint_anonymouson January 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a heartrendingly beautiful, emotional song.

    It's about a man who loves someone who he can never have back, and all he does is drink due to the sadness. Perhaps he does intend to kill himself with alcohol.

    He wishes to fly to the girl he loves by reminding her of him with a song, and kiss her. He knows he cannot have her, so he cries.
    Claidheambmoron June 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI wrote this for a newspaper review and blog once:

    A long, long time ago (around 2002), I can still remember how a piece of music used to make me smile. And though the critics, given the chance, used to lump it under ‘dance’, there were classicists who were happy for a while. I refer to a particular moment in my favourite album ever, Rob Dougan’s Furious Angels.

    [...]

    Furious Angels is the perfect album because, for me, it tells a story. As the opening titles fade out from Prelude we get the beginning action sequence in the title track, not making sense but whetting our appetites for what is to come. The scene is then set in Will You Follow Me? Here we visit our hero’s home (it could almost be the Shire), a brightly coloured and triumphant scene before the first betrayal, Left Me For Dead, and our first frenzied wail of rejection in I’m Not Driving Anymore. And from there, we keep digging, the scene getting darker and darker and more and more intense until we can take it no more, when the orchestra is abandoned and the black and white visuals of the story so far make way for our hero sat at a piano alone in the corner of a smoky bar with half a dozen whisky chasers behind him and his dreams torn to shatters and all he wants… all he wants, is to kiss her lips and weep.

    I refer to Drinking Song. This is the moment from a long, long time ago (around 2002) when a piece of music used to make me smile. It not only tells a story, but in fact Rob’s voice actually takes the role of our character. With each lonely piano note you long for the heroine to return and complete our hero’s list, to carry the traveller his last mile, to be with him to cherish that long, last look of the swallow preparing to fly east.

    Needless to say, I love this song so much. When I had it blaring out in the car last week and some birds actually fluttered up around me on the second the strings take flight, a tear actually came to my eye. Sometimes music really can soothe the savage beast.
    xiphias29on May 06, 2007   Link

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