Arc Of Bar

Album: Near To The Wild Heart Of Life (2017)
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  • Hustlers, whores, in rooms galore
    A sinking city's stink
    An arc of bar, a flesh bazaar
    Of diamonds, dust, and drink
    The jukebox jamming, the lions lamming
    The jokers doing the dealing
    And queens are over jacks
    Remember that or catch a beating

    Yeah

    The night had come into her own
    And I made the arc of bar my home
    Beneath my clothes, just a bag of bones
    Under my skin, just skeletons
    I was rolling like a pair of dice
    With one for laws and one for lies
    But all this, I tried to hide
    Behind a glaze of sweat and fire

    Yeah

    To some, a mistress
    To some, a muse
    Something soft for something blue
    She sauced my needs out of my dreams
    And baptized me in flesh that seeds
    And then she lay me like a baby
    On a bed of Spanish moss
    And for her love, I would help the devil
    To steal Christ right off the cross

    Yeah

    I lay blame on the arc of bar
    And the hundred proof in me
    But the arc, it blames the air
    Hundred percent humidity
    Well at least those damned mosquitos
    That fall flounder to the flood
    Get a thimble full of whiskey with their paltry pint of blood
    My blood

    Yeah

    This port of call
    It ain't no port at all
    The cap, my cup, and anchors up
    The jokers, they tease another hand
    But they're out of luck 'cause I'm out of town
    And the sun is like an omen
    Goading me toward the gospel
    But I got no plans at all
    Except to drink as soon as possible

    Yeah

    Some men offer confession
    For their souls and grace of god
    For others women, women are for mercy
    And mosquitos they're abuzz
    Yeah, some men offer confession
    For their souls and grace of god
    For others women, women are for mercy
    And mosquitos they're abuzz

    Yeah Writer/s: Brian Andrew King, David Prowse
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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