LYRICS

The Nail

From the album Sidelong

Written by Sarah Shook
© 2015 Sarah Shook & the Disarmers Publishing (ASCAP)

Why don’t you go ahead and grab your shovel
Finish that beer and grab another
And get your ass outside and dig a hole
A hole big enough for little ol’ me
Two foot wide by three foot deep
Cos this constant misery is getting’ old

You’re never ever home and when you are
What was once a happy home becomes a bar
When I think about the end and boy I think about it often
I can’t decide which one of us will be the nail in this here coffin

We’re a twelve in and doin shots
Cursin’ God and castin’ lots
Why don’t you get your ass outside and dig a hole
Find your bottle if you’re able
Drink your ass under the table
The whole damn thing has gone unstable like you are

You’re never ever home and when you are
What was once a happy home becomes a bar
When I think about the end and boy I think about it often
I can’t decide which one of us will be the nail in this here coffin

You ain’t my last and I ain’t your first
You can’t decide which fact is worse
Why don’t you get your ass outside and dig a hole
This headache’s gonna break my heart
The handbrake broke and the truck won’t start
You got me playin’ the dead man’s card, dear lord

You’re never ever home and when you are
What was once a happy home becomes a bar
When I think about the end and boy I think about it often
I can’t decide which one of us will be the nail in this here coffin

I can’t decide which one of us will be the nail in this here coffin