Gettin' round Sittin' in the barroom Tryin' to get another drink "I think you've had enough" "come on, just one more" This time I ain't feelin' so fine What cha say we get to downin' Don't throw me just forget about the line I wish I could be drownin' Sweet water, I ain't seen her in a while I don't know if I can face her I know she can always make me smile If I can't outrun my chaser I used to be a booze hound
Buzzin' round midtown Gettin' loaded Tryin' to get a number Feelin' mighty good
"is this guy bothering you? " "no, no, I was just" All my life there ain't never been a drought That's probably been my downfall Even though, you know, I might be passed out I won't drop the high ball I know where the river flows And the lives that it devours Ain't it great I can touch my nose But I can't smell the flowers I used to be a booze hound
Stumblin' uptown Gettin' higher Fallin' off the bar stool Rememberin' where I left the floor "say buddy, you need some help" "no, I'm cool"
Come and get me you can be my boogey man You can catch me on the rebound You may not fly like the candy man can But it's safer on the ground Just one more trip to the fun house They'll smother me with foam See, my brother, that's the one house That I can call my home