The Whiskey Drinker

from by Alex Tulp

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A song about a tragedy caused by substance abuse.

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the sun went down in a north shore sky
he left the porch light on as he poured that rye

another day done another check been cashed
as he set out to forget it with another glass

the sun rose quicker than it had set
the sledgehammers went to work inside his head
now he picks himself up off the kitchen floor
he made it only three steps before he took one more

just a drink to get by
just one more for the pain
thats what he told himself to start everyday
next week ill run dry and hang it up for a bit
or maybe when the leaves fall ill just downright quit

if he drank to remember he wouldn't drink at all
he liked his memory thick as the morning fog
so he drank to forget all his past mistakes
and that lonely heart self deprecating phase
next week it'd be to late for him to change his ways
he went and crashed his half ton the very next day
the mama of three he took with him that night
she never had a chance in that cold moonlight

just a drink to get by
just one more for the pain
thats what he told himself to start everyday
next week ill run dry and hang it up for a bit
or maybe when the leaves fall ill just downright quit

the whiskey it keeps the drinker numb
he's too ashamed to let on his condition
he held tight to his bottle like the soldier his gun
keeps on writing his own prescriptions

credits

from Our Minds Are A Zoo, track released November 30, 2016
Fiddle played by Tamara Maluda.
Written, produced and engineered by Alexander Kurt Tulp

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Alex Tulp Saint Paul, Minnesota

Alex is a songwriter out of Saint Paul Minnesota. Also a member of the Saint Paul based band The Friendly Beers.

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