Ballad of a Sad Drunk

by grooveiron

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I see you’re drinking again
What is it this time?
Your heart is broken, or somebody cheated you
Well, I can’t say I’m sorry
A new version of the same old story

You’re drinking slower
And you’re sinking lower in your La-Z-Boy
As you try to focus in on anything
Your eyes are dull
At last you’ve stumbled into sleep

Sleep like a baby, twitching like a cat
Your fingers shake as you chase that bottle right along the bar
Your throat is so dry
It’s been burning all night
Your eyelids flutter
In the liminal light
And then the dream disappears

You wake up angry
Spirited away
From the lounge of the Paradise Hotel
To the dirty cot where you lay
Another sad drunk in the newly breaking day


released January 28, 2015
Kathy Hanna - vocals
John Abram - guitar
Kat Hammer - guitar
Cam Harbidge - bass
Pat Butler - drums

written by John
recorded by Pat with Brent Planiden & Matt Coffey
mixed by Pat



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grooveiron Calgary, Alberta

grooveiron will not melt your face with anything, nor will we crush your bones, or any other part of you.

We aspire to rock and be funky and repetitive and annoying and sublime and intelligent and stupid.

grooveiron is in it for the music.
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