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​Drinking And Driving

This song is by Stonewall Jackson and appears on the album Nothing Takes the Place of Loving You (1968).

I won't be home anymore, I'll be so far away
In my lonely prison cell until my dying day

Friends I don't want to bore ye or waste much of your day
But I've got a sad story I'd like to tell
About the life that just wasted away
I had a good home and a family one time
And riches of diamonds and jewels
But one night out on a party my friends
I broke one of God's golden rules
Thy shall not kill was buried deep in my heart that day
But drinking too much driving too fast
I took three lives away

So then I was trialed and convicted
And the judge said so mercy on me
He said we was makin' an example
So I was sent in this penitentary
Ninety-mine years was my sentence
Never no more will I roam
Nover to be with my loved ones so dear
No place but this cell to call home
I'm alone in my shame and this is written deep in my soul
For the price I must pay for driking and driving
Can't be paid in silver and gold

I can't see my little darling
Or watch my babies at play
Three lives I took while drinking and driving
Out on the highway one day

Written by:

Edward West