Mortaljive: The Rest is Silence

There is no still point in all the Universe, and that is the rock upon which I stand

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Bartender at the End of the World

i'm the bartender
at the end of the world
i will sell you a drink
you can pay with your pearls
i will listen to you
when no one else will
i'll be here until two
when you pay your bill

(chorus)

sing high
sing low
stagger off to eternity
sing high
stumble on
it's just you and me
it's just you and me
at a quarter 'till three
better go before your old man complains
nothing is ventured, and nothing is gained

this one gal
always ordered a shot
with a short glass of beer
she paid right on the spot
she would drink
until her madness delayed
then her ghosts kicked her ass
now she lies in her grave

(repeat chorus)

this one guy
drank his drinks like a horse
he swallowed them fast
and vowed he would stay the course
he would show
the world what he could do
but when the day dawned
he didn't have the first clue

(repeat chorus)

time to close
time to lock it on up
count up the money
and pour one in my cup
i will smoke
just one more cigarette
then it's off to the place
where it's as good as it gets

i'm the bartender
at the end of the world
i will sell you a drink
you can pay with your pearls
i will listen to you
when no one else will
i'll be here until two
when you pay your bill

(repeat chorus)

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