LYRICS

The Bottle Never Lets Me Down

From the album Years

Written by Sarah Shook
© 2017 Sarah Shook & the Disarmers Publishing (ASCAP)

Every day you tell me I’m a drunkard
And every night you lie awake and stew
I never claimed to be anything other, darlin’
Cos the bottle never lets me down the way you do

Every night I sit til sunup drinkin’
And every day I wait for night to fall
So I can clear the darkest memories from my recollection
And hear no sounds and feel nothing at all

The bottle never lets me down
You won’t find it runnin’ round
In the darkest corners of this town, away from me
No, I keep this bottle close in hand
It’s the only thing left I got that I can
Make me feel the man I used to be

I never want to remember the joy you brought me
Oh how I used to laugh, I loved the things we’d do
I’ve forgotten all about the things that could be, darlin’
Cos the bottle never lets me down the way you do

The bottle never lets me down
You won’t find it runnin’ round
In the darkest corners of this town, away from me
No, I keep this bottle close in hand
It’s the only thing left I got that I can
Make me feel the man I used to be

Make me feel the man
Make me feel the man
Make me feel the man I used to be