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Thread #39068   Message #1408860
Posted By: Jim Dixon
13-Feb-05 - 11:17 PM
Thread Name: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: MISERY AND GIN (from Merle Haggard)
Mentioned by GUEST,bds808 above:

Johnny Durrill, Tommy "Snuff" Garrett
« © '80 Peso Music »

Memories and drinks don't mix too well,
And jukebox records don't play those wedding bells.
Looking at the world through the bottom of a glass,
All I see is a man who's fadin' fast.

Tonight I need that woman again.
What I'd give for my baby to just walk in,
Sit down beside me, and say, "It's all right.
Take me home and make sweet love to me tonight."

CHORUS: But here I am again, mixing misery and gin,
Sittin' with all my friends and talkin' to myself.
I look like I'm havin' a good time, but any fool can tell
That this honky tonk heaven really makes you feel like hell.

I light a lonely woman's cigarette.
We start talkin' 'bout what we want to forget.
Her life story and mine are the same.
We both lost someone and only have ourselves to blame. CHORUS

[Recorded by Merle Haggard.]