"Country Lament"

Brian R. Baer

Have another bunch of peanuts, Joe, smoke another of my brand.
Chug a couple whiskies down, give a listen to the band.
Their singing brings the blues back home, but you need it, anyway.
Forget that girl, she weren't no good, just listen to them play.

Doo, doo, doot, doo, doot-doot-doo, doo, doo,
Doo, doo, doot, doo, doot-doot-doo-doo, doo.

Your *PBR is getting warm. Ah, don't go crying in your beer.
I know the smoke gets in your eyes, but in here it's atmosphere.
We missed you when your love was strong,
And you had her, that's a fact,
But she wanted more than you could give,
So now, Joe, welcome back.

Doo, doo, doot, doo, doot-doot-doo, doo, doo,
Doo, doo, doot, doo, doot-doot-doo-doo, doo.
Doo, doo, doot, doo, doot-doot-doo, doo, doo,
Doo, doo, doot, doo, doot-doot-doo-doo, doo.

Well, ain't that just the way it goes,
The more you try the less it shows.
This bar befriends all broken hearts,
And gives them all fresh starts!

Yeah, ain't that just the way it goes,
The more you try the less it shows.
This bar befriends all broken hearts,
And gives them all ---- (all)
Fresh starts!


(*author's note: For those who don't know, PBR was shorthand for Papst Blue Ribbon Beer.*)

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