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Firewater

This song is by Joe Ely and appears on the album Happy Songs From Rattlesnake Gulch (2007).

You got drunk last night... you swear you saw the devil
But don't you know firewater seeks its own level

Life is a cyclone... death is but a breeze
Will you die on your feet... or will you live on your knees?
Guitar strummin'... wine overflowin'
They say you have it comin'... if you never got it goin'
You blame it on your baby that your heart was broke in half
Well I can see you just been cryin'... so you don't have to laugh
There ain't nothing sacred... you can beg or steal or borrow
When you're swimmin' in self pity... you'll be drownin' in your sorrow

You got drunk last night... you swear you saw the devil
But don't you know firewater seeks its own level

Your clothes fit fine and your hair looks great.
You got time you can waste... but no time to wait
You're drownin' me in the waves your brain sent
It ain't love anymore... it's just entertainment
If the devil made you do it... well go for it honey
Just be sure you give him a run for his money
You can kill the bottle... there ain't no murder mystery
There's a little bit left... but all the rest is natural history

You got drunk last night... you swear you saw the devil
Don't you know firewater seeks its own level

Perched on your back was a loud mouth vulture
Y'all were talkin' back and forth about the counter-counter culture
Smoke was hangin' heavy... everybody had to breathe it
Your hands were on the table but your thoughts were underneath it
Everybody got stoned... and when the night was over
The wildest one there was cold stone sober
But you and all the rest... well your eyes gottin' muddy
'Cause the bartender knows... he's gotta to serve somebody

You got drunk last night... you swear you saw the devil
But don't you know firewater seeks its own level

You got drunk last night... you swear you saw the devil
But don't you know firewater seeks its own level


CreditsEdit

  • Written By: Butch Hancock
  • Joe Ely: Vocals
  • Rob Gjersoe: Electric Guitar
  • Joel Guzman: Keyboards
  • John Mills: Horns
  • Pat Murray: Horns
  • Glen Fukunaga: Bass
  • Little Johnny Fader: Drums, Percussion

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