Got To Give It Up

Album: Black Rose - A Rock Legend (1979)
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  • [Chorus]
    I've got to give it up I've got to give it up
    That stuff
    I've got to give it up I've got to give it up
    That stuff

    Tell my mama and tell my pa
    That their fine young son didn't get far
    He made it to the end of a bottle
    Sitting in a sleazy bar

    He tried hard but his spirit broke
    He tried until he nearly choked
    In the end he lost his
    Bottle drinking alcohol

    [Chorus]

    Tell my brother I tried to write and
    Put pen to paper but I was frightened
    I couldn't seem to get the words out right
    Right quite right

    Tell my sister I'm sinking slow
    Now and again I powder my nose
    In the end I lost my bottle
    It smashed in a casaba

    [Chorus: x2]

    I've been messing with the heavy stuff
    For a time I couldn't get enough
    But I'm waking up and its wearing off
    Junk don't take you far

    Tell my mama I'm coming home
    In my youth I'm getting older
    And I think its lost control
    Mama I'm coming home

    [Chorus] Writer/s: PHILIP PARRIS LYNOTT, WILLIAM SCOTT GORHAM
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Gregg from Manchester, EnglandActually Phil died of heart failure and pneumonia due mainly to a heroin overdose - although I'm pretty sure the heavy drinking didn't contribute to his well being. Great song - love the live version from the album Live/Life.
  • Patrick Hamilton from Braintree, EnglandYeah kate i read that too - i think its a good choice personally, reckon hes a good actor, actually.
  • Kate from Manchester, NhGary Dourdan of CSI fame has reportedly been chosen to play Phil Lynott in an adaptation of "My Boy," a memoir Phil Lynott's mother wrote about their relationship.
  • Paul from Rothesay, New Brunswick , CanadaAnother amazing underrated songwriter. Rest in peace Phil.
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