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​Wishbones

This song is by Slaid Cleaves and appears on the album Wishbones (2004).

Day after day after
Trying to understand
Why the world tries to grind you down
Make a ghost out of a man
Your date of grace is due
And you've pawned everything you own
I guess some dreams just don't come true
Nothin' left but skin and wishbones

Each year the world gets lonelier
And uglier with sin
You'll never see those blue skies
Through young eyes again
You've prayed to every god you've found
Just to wind up all alone
Your friends are gone, your mama's dead
Nothin' left but skin and wishbones

Spin the bottle cap, throw a shot back
Everything's gonna be all right
Spin the bottle cap, throw a shot back
Cough and cry, lay down an die

Grab an end, hold on tight
Bottles and bones in the night
You'll never go back home
You old wishbone

Can't eat can't sleep can't think
Not knowing where to go
This is real life brother
This ain't no reality show
If suffering is human
Well I guess we're not alone
You'll survive on next to nothing
But you won't live on skin and wishbones

Spin the bottle cap, throw a shot back
Everything's gonna be all right
Spin the bottle cap, throw a shot back
Cough and cry, lay down an die

Make a wish upon a star tonight
Everything's gonna be all right
Spin the bottle cap, throw a shot back
Cough and cry, lay down an die

Grab an end, hold on tight
Bottles and bones in the night
You'll never go back home
You old wishbone