Whiskey Lullaby

Album: Mud On The Tires (2003)
Charted: 41
  • She put him out like the burnin' end of a midnight cigarette
    She broke his heart, he spent his whole life tryin' to forget
    We watched him drink his pain away a little at a time
    But he never could get drunk enough to get her off his mind
    Until the night

    He put that bottle to his head and pulled the trigger
    And finally drank away her memory
    Life is short, but this time it was bigger
    Than the strength he had to get up off his knees
    We found him with his face down in the pillow
    With a note that said, 'I'll love her till I die.'
    And when we buried him beneath the willow
    The angels sang a whiskey lullaby

    The rumors flew but nobody knew how much she blamed herself
    For years and years she tried to hide the whiskey on her breath
    She finally drank her pain away a little at a time
    But she never could get drunk enough to get him off her mind
    Until the night

    She put that bottle to her head and pulled the trigger
    And finally drank away his memory
    Life is short, but this time it was bigger
    Than the strength she had to get up off her knees
    We found her with her face down in the pillow
    Clinging to his picture for dear life
    We laid her next to him beneath the willow
    While the angels sang a whiskey lullaby

Comments: 16

  • Anison from LusakaI really love this song it takes me to my own world.Though, what this song talks about has never happened to me before, I feel this song in my veins'.... At the end I even thought of singing this song as a cover...
  • Felix Eyibo from NigeriaNever listened to anything this deep in a long time.. a friend sent the song to me, I felt reluctant to play it.. but when I eventually did.. I play it on repeat till date. I love it.
  • Megan from Stevenson, AlThis is one of the best videos I've probably ever seen in my life. This song is so sad, but so good. True talent by both:)
  • Jared from Palmer, KsIn the original version of this song right after it came out it said, "I put the barrel to my head and pulled the trigger"
  • Adam from Boyce, VaI don't really care for Country all that much but this song rips your heart out for real. Damn good song..
  • Dylan from Dodge City, KsThis song is so tragic.
  • Christopher from Rome, GaYou know I heard this song when it first came out and it was just another song to me, then my fiancé left me and it's not just a song anymore. I understand what it is to live a constant nightmare from which you can't wake up. I can't forget and I don't think I ever will. This will be the story of my life.
  • Radio Valley from Thimphu, Bhutanit's always nice to listen to songs that tell stories, and esp stories this sad... it makes you feel grateful for being strong but at the same time for the ones who have to live life this way and worse... die this way! I had tears in my eyes when i first listened to it... just like the time i heard the promise by tracy chapman.
  • Will from Memphis, TnThe story of my life. I'm still trying. And I still miss her.
  • Garrett from Spokane, WaThis song fits me well. After my girlfriend left me, I started drinking. It got wors and worse until I tried to kill myself.... twice. Obviously, that made her feel horrible, and that just made me worse. I don't know what to do now.
  • Rachel from Cleveland, Althis song is great. the music video is good to. it's so sad but it was the womans fault. because she cheated on the dude, the woman and the dude are dead. suicide being their fate. the message it sends out really makes you think twice about cheating and women are not the only ones who cheat. guys do it to.
  • Paul from Ireland, IrelandWritten By John Randall / Bill Anderson

    Jon Randall has a haunting version (My Personal Favourite) on his Album "Walking Among The Living"
    Just Acoustic & Strings with one of the most perfect vocals ever dedicated to record
  • Lele from Little Elm , TxI love this song... it so sad and so well written. I love the story behind it.
  • Sandy from Warsaw, InThis song took my heart last year and it still has it I love it!!
  • Erin from Pittsburgh, PaI sing this every day. My cousin drunk himself to death. R.I.P.
  • Justin from Keller, TxThis song took my heart when my mom frst had me liten to it...
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