Twelve Steps

Twelve Steps

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Here's one I wrote earlier. It's significantly re-edited, so I guess I can live with myself for using it.
It's about an alcoholic failing to beat his addiction.

Lyrics: 

Twelve Steps

V1
Through unwashed windows the sunlight streams
Onto empty bottles and broken dreams
Dim recollections he’d rather forget
Of angry words they’ll both regret

V2
Being drunk don’t hurt, sober’s the curse
He hits the sidewalk in search of his first
Amber solution in a friendly old bar
Warm fuzzy feelings poured out of a jar

Bridge:
She was crying when she told him she’d take no more
Then turned on her heel and walked out of the door

Chorus:
Twelve steps of trying and you’ll be clean, she’d said
Clear those demons right out of your head
But two steps in he knew he’d lose,
He gave it all up for a night on the booze

V3
He was four shots down, beginning to cruise
Gonna work himself right outa his blues
The shakes and headache were starting to ease
Forget empty bottles and broken dreams

Chorus:
Twelve steps of trying, you’ll be clean she’d said
Clear those demons right out of your head
But two steps in he knew he’d lose,
He gave it all up for a night on the booze



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Comments

Gwyn Jones's picture

Sobering lyric and a vivid portrayal...well written!

very good i sang along all through could here it clearly! very nice indeed.

dzd's picture

Does have a really nice head-read, flows really well! and some really great imagery

great conflicted drinking tune! Wink could go either way, uptempo happy drunk song, or somber and sober reflective one
really well written!