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​My Life Is Sweet

This song is by Simon Joyner and appears on the album Hotel Lives (2001).

I met the drinker for a drink
Back when I was drinking everything but the kitchen sink
He said to meet him in the bar inside the Blackstone
Which was famous for leaving the lights on
I don't know why he picked that place
It seems strange having other drinkers looking at your face

Now as you know some drinkers drink alone
They don't want anyone else around
But like a trellis needs some ivy
Like a spotlight needs a body
This drinker needed company
He needed me

We sat together and we drank
He said "the night is always younger than you think"
He didn't have much on his mind
He said "it's nice to have someone around when you unwind"
Well I said "anytime" and he said "thanks"
Then we sat in silence and we drank

I can't recall the taxi home
Whether I was awake or alone
I felt the bed swallow my fall
Then I heard is voice pouring down the hall
And out into the streets and he was gone
And I was back where I started from

I got on my hands and on my knees
And I asked the floor for release
I was so heavy it felt like I was being squeezed
Through the cracks in the wood into the black underneath

So I closed my eyes and I was in the skies
I closed my eyes and I was flying
The taste of the air took me by surprise
It was like alcohol and cotton

For awhile I just flew around
And that whole ugly city was on the ground
Well it sure looked pretty on the ground
I flowed beneath me then
It was beneath
The night is beautiful (I am forgiven)
And my life is sweet