Album: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
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  • I'm gonna need someone to help me
    I'm gonna need somebody's hand
    I'm gonna need someone to hold me down
    I'm gonna need someone to care
    I'm gonna writhe and shake my body
    I'll start pulling out my hair
    I'm going to cover myself with
    The ashes of you and nobody's gonna give a damn

    Son of a bitch
    Give me a drink
    One more night
    This can't be me
    Son of a bitch
    If I can't get clean
    I'm gonna drink my life away

    Oh oh
    Oh oh
    Oh oh oh oh oh
    Oh oh
    Oh oh
    Oh oh oh oh oh

    Now for seventeen years I've been throwing them back
    Seventeen more will bury me
    Can somebody please just tie me down
    Or somebody give me a goddamn drink

    Son of a bitch
    Give me a drink
    One more night
    This can't be me
    Son of a bitch
    If I can't get clean
    I'm gonna drink my life away

    Mhm, mhm
    Mhm, mhm, mhm, mhm
    Mhm, mhm
    Mhm, mhm, mhm, mhm

    My heart was breaking, hands are shaking, bugs are crawling all over me
    My heart was breaking, hands are shaking, bugs are crawling all over me
    My heart was breaking, hands are shaking, bugs are crawling all over me
    My heart was breaking, hands are shaking, bugs are crawling all over me

    Son of a bitch
    Give me a drink
    One more night
    This can't be me
    Son of a bitch
    If I can't get clean
    I'm gonna drink my life away

    Son of a bitch
    Give me a drink
    Son of a bitch
    This can't be me
    Son of a bitch
    If I can't get clean
    I'm gonna drink my life away

    Oh oh
    Oh oh
    Oh oh oh oh oh
    Oh oh
    Oh oh
    Oh oh oh oh oh

    Oh oh
    Oh oh
    Oh oh oh oh oh
    Oh oh
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    Oh oh oh oh oh Writer/s: Nathaniel Rateliff
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
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