Drinking Songs: Volume Something​-​or​-​Other

by theh0nestman

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released March 21, 2016

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Track Name: The Ballad of Thompson's Landscaping
Me and the boys, we hit the road
With no idea of just where to go
Now all of us were on overload
I swear that one of us was sober though

No?

Damn...

Now none of us knew what was going down
When we rolled up on that sleepy town
Hell, seemed like nobody was around
And then James Lee shot the sheriff down

I should have stayed home that night
I never should have had that wine
Just wanted to have some fun
And then I was staring down the barrel of a gun

We tried to cross at the county line
But all we saw was them damn blue lights
We all knew we'd be doing time
So we shot down almost twenty-nine

I should have stayed home that night
I never should have had that wine
Just wanted to have some fun
And then I was staring down the barrel of a gun

I miss my wife
I couldn't walk no line
There's too much damage done
When you live by the gun

When the old judge brought the gavel down
I heard my Mama make an awful sound
But me I'd nothing to cry about
Hell, I knew they'd never let me out

I should have stayed home that night
I never should have had that wine
Just wanted to have some fun
And then I was staring down the barrel of a gun

I miss my wife
I couldn't walk no line
There's too much damage done
When you live by the gun
Track Name: Beer on a Sunday Morning
Lord, you know I've got my troubles
In my angry head
I prefer to step out of darkness
And into the light instead

So I...

I went 'round to see my brother
And he offered this advice
Said "Man I love you, put the bottle down
Before it takes your life."

Oh and he was right

I try to...

Drink a little less
And love a little more
I'm not climbing mountains alone
I'm not that young no more

What am I still climbing for?

So I...

I went 'round to see my best friend
But he'd already died
Each day he lived his life I know he went through hell
So I wish him paradise

How I just wish he'd tried to...

Just drink a little less
And love a little more
And stop trying so goddamn hard
To go banging down Heaven's door

Did you find what you're looking for?

So I...

I went 'round to see my mother
She said she could be no help at all
She said, "Son, I raised you on dreams with good intentions.
Time and time I've watched you fall.

Now just wish you'd heed my call to...

Just drink a little less
And love a whole lot more
You ain't climbin' mountains alone
You ain't that young no more.

Son, what are you still climbin' for?

Just try to...

Drink a little less
And love a whole lot more
And stop tryin' so goddamn hard
To go bangin' down Heaven's door.

Boy, what are you knockin' for?"
Track Name: Sweet Josie
Oh sweet Josie
Don't you go, don't you go
Don't you go running off
With the traveling show

Oh sweet Josie
Don't you go, don't you go
Don't you go running off
With the traveling show

Oh sweet Josie
Won't you sit back down
Have yourself
Another round?

Oh sweet Josie
You've a child at home
Why you wanna go and
Leave him all alone?

Oh sweet Josie
Don't you go, don't you go
Don't you go running off
With the traveling show

Oh sweet Josie
Don't you go, don't you go
Don't you go running off
With the traveling show

Oh no

Oh sweet Josie
You've been acting odd
Have you thought of seeking therapy
Or finding God?

Oh sweet Josie
You've been chasing stars
Now your husband and your baby
Don't know where you are

Oh no

Oh sweet Josie
Don't you go, don't you go
Don't you go running off
With the traveling show

Don't go

Oh sweet Josie
Don't you go, don't you go
Don't you go running off
With that traveling show

Oh no
Track Name: Dirty South Ball
I come from a small town
Where they roll up all the sidewalks
Every day at 5:00PM

Every Sunday we save
All the bastards and the Baptists
And Monday we start sinning again

We hit the snooze, fall out of bed,
And go to work,
Each day nearly the same as the last

You punch the clock, pick up the kids,
And grab some food, hey,
Life is really kicking our ass

But we rock on
Rock on

Out in the fields it's
Getting hot in Carolina
But Friday night has finally come

Crank up the music
And bob your head 'long to the beat
Grab a drink, we're gonna have us some fun

What'd you say?
I hear the bass thumping
What's you say?
We're waiting on ya'll
What'd you say?
We'll have this field jumping
We're gonna throw a Dirty South ball

Hey, rock on x 4

Monday morning sneaks up
On us like a cancer
Time to make your money again

Folks running 'round here
Like a question with no answer
It's been that way since I don't know when

Five days a week we
Do our jobs and fake a smile
Busting ass all over this town

By Friday night we've had
'Bout all that we can stand
And all we want to do is throw down

What'd you say?
I hear the bass thumping
What'd you say?
We're waiting on ya'll
What'd you say?
We'll have this field jumping
We're gonna throw a Dirty South ball

Rock on
Carolina, rock on
Everybody, rock on
Hey, rock on
Track Name: Prayer
I aspire to be poor
'Cause right now I am broke as hell
Just got paid but I'm drunk again
As they say, oh well oh well

I should have slowed down
Instead I sped up
I've been drinking and thinking myself to death
And I can't get enough

Dear God
Do you think you can help me out?
Dear God
Could you show me a sign?
Dear God
Am I living someone else's life?
And if so, then who is living mine?

And Lord if I could ever change
Do you think that things could go my way?
Would anyone ever think of me
as a sinner or a saint?
And please,Lord, tell me that I am not too late

Dear God
Do you think you can help me out?
Dear God
Could you show me a sign?
Dear God
Am I living someone else's life?
And if so, then who is living mine?
Track Name: Throw Down a Ladder
Negotiations at the lowest level
I did not know I was some kin to the devil
My lord
What have I done now
Somebody throw me down a ladder
I'm in hell and I'm gonna climb out

Well

She came in fussin' and she came in bitchin'
I should not have told her to get back in the kitchen
My lord
What have I done now
Somebody throw me down a ladder
I'm in hell and I'm gonna climb out

That's right

(Guitar solo)

We made our bed and we're gonna lie in it
(Can't get no sleep!)
The devil won't leave me alone for a minute
My lord
What have I done now
Somebody throw me down a ladder
I'm in hell and I'm gonna climb out

Said oh, my lord
What have I done now
Somebody throw me down a ladder
I'm in hell and I'm gonna climb out
Track Name: The Curb
Well I tried to take the last train out of Clarksville
But they tore up the tracks
Walkin' Fifteen South
With a guitar on my back
Baby, open up the front door
My key don't seem to fit!
Now I've been walking for ten hours
Please don't give me no shit

She said, "I'll give you every single bit
I believe that you deserve!
You ain't been home in three damn weeks
And all your shit's out on the curb!"

Damn, baby...

Aww, now can we talk about it inside?
I am beggin' please
I walked all night just to get here
And I'm about to freeze!

She said, "You're lucky I don't come out there
And cut off both your balls!
You ain't been home in three damn weeks
And you never even called!"

I said, "Girl, I done you wrong
That's prob'lly just what I deserve,
But listen...Is this pile of ashes what's left
Of my shit on the curb?"

She said," Yeah."

I said, "Well I guess I'm still travellin' light!"

Have mercy!

Baby, it's cold out here!

Now, so I'm walkin' back to Clarksville
Along the same tracks
Oh, Jefferson Davis Northbound
My guitar on my back
Well, my baby did not want me
No she was quite perturbed
And when I get back to Clarksville
I guess I'll sleep on the curb.
Track Name: Stay with Me
I would love to see you dancing
'Top a table, bathed in moonlight
Drunk on Spanish wine

And I wish that I were able
To make my life a bit more stable
So I can keep you mine

'Cause I still really believe
That you can cure my disease
So I tend to all that you need
Darling stay with me
It's gonna be alright
Darling stay with me
It's gonna be alright

And I wish I could hear some stories
From our friends not yet dead or boring
See just where they've been
And I'd love to mend the pieces
Of a great ship I once sailed
Straight into oblivion

'Cause I still really believe
That you can cure my disease
So I tend to all that you need
Darling stay with me
It's gonna be alright
Hey, darling stay with me
For all my life

And I wish could make my fortune
Without taking all the torture
That they love to give
I'd put you in the tallest castle
High above this mire and hassle
Up where we could live

'Cause I still really believe
That you can cure my disease
So I tend to all that you need
Darling stay with me
It's gonna be alright
Hey, darling stay with me
It's gonna be alright

Darling stay with me
Track Name: I Went 'Round
Lord, you know I've got my troubles
In my angry head
I prefer to step out of darkness
And into the light instead

So I...

I went 'round to see my brother
And he offered this advice
Said "Man I love you, put the bottle down
Before it takes your life."

Oh and he was right

I try to...

Drink a little less
And love a little more
I'm not climbing mountains alone
I'm not that young no more

What am I still climbing for?

So I...

I went 'round to see my best friend
But he'd already died
Each day he lived his life I know he went through hell
So I wish him paradise

How I just wish he'd tried to...

Just drink a little less
And love a little more
And stop trying so goddamn hard
To go banging down Heaven's door

Did you find what you're looking for?

So I...

I went 'round to see my mother
She said she could be no help at all
She said, "Son, I raised you on dreams with good intentions.
Time and time I've watched you fall.

Now just wish you'd heed my call to...

Just drink a little less
And love a whole lot more
You ain't climbin' mountains alone
You ain't that young no more.

Son, what are you still climbin' for?

Just try to...

Drink a little less
And love a whole lot more
And stop tryin' so goddamn hard
To go bangin' down Heaven's door.

Boy, what are you knockin' for?"