The Drinking Song

Album: Another Country (2015)
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  • Like everybody else I like a night on the town
    I love a bellavino when the sun goes down
    But unfortunately one thing has led to another (yes it has)

    I've struggled more than once to put the key in the door
    Fallen flat on my face on the disco floor
    But if I die I'm gonna die laughing (now listen)

    I've sung and I've danced in the streets of Paris
    Discovered my trousers up an old oak tree
    I've walked half naked through the hotel continental (but you know what)

    And I'm glad I did what I did when I did it
    Make no mistake about that
    And I'm glad I said what I said when I said it oh yeah (but I)

    It was the drink that made me do it
    I know sometimes I blew it
    It was the drink that made me do it
    Every time, every time

    I've skipped a lot found out and I've lost my socks
    Even spent the night in a telephone box
    I'm a sucker when I hear "one more for the road"

    I've woken up with women that I hardly knew
    Wine is the cause of silly tattoos
    I've raised hell where hell didn't need no raising

    But I'm glad I did what I did when I did it
    Make no mistake about that
    And I'm glad I said what I said oh yeah

    It was the drink that made me do it
    Sometimes I guess I blew it
    It was the drink that made me do it
    Every time

    Oh yeah
    Ah yeah

    So the moral of the story stick to tea and cakes
    If you take to the drinking you're gonna make mistakes
    I wouldn't change a thing if I could do it again (no I wouldn't)

    It was the drink that make me do it
    Sometimes I knew I blew it
    It was the drink that made me do it
    Every time every time

    Oh yeah
    Blame the drink

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