February 17, 2020

Drinkin’ Songs 3: Drink Till We’re Gone by Lucero

This week’s Drinkin’ Song is Drink Till We’re Gone by Lucero. This Memphis-based band is one of my personal favorite groups!  Equal parts alt-county, rock and roll, punk and whiskey, this band puts on a great live show if you ever get to see them (I’ve lost count of the number of Lucero shows I’ve seen!). In my humble opinion, Lucero has recorded some of the best drinkin’ songs out there.  This crowd favorite appeared on their self-titled album, Lucero in 2005 and again on their 2014 live album, Lucero Live From Atlanta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjlHWrfnqak.

To hear the original album version of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlMtDt9mz6A .

Here are the lyrics:

Life is short
In spite of your plans
So, tell the girls they’re pretty while you can
One day they’re gone
And all you got left is
Some empty bottles and an old country song
That plays on and on

I wasted my time with these cigarettes
And these ashes all I’ve got left
Wash this old town
Nothings left for me
Washed down stream into the sea
This big ol’ river will kill us in time
’til then we’ll drink it’s weight
In cheap beer and wine
We can drink just as fast as the river is strong
And we’ll drink ’til we’re gone
We’ll drink ’til we’re gone

Life is short
In spite of your plans
So, tell the girls they’re pretty while you can
One day they’re gone
And all you got left is 
Some empty bottles and an old country song
This big ol’ river will kill us in time
’til then we’ll drink it’s weight
In cheap beer and wine
We can drink just as fast as the river is strong
And we’ll drink ’til we’re gone
We’ll drink ’til we’re gone

Source: https://genius.com/Lucero-drink-till-were-gone-lyrics

Live version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5iufTIfqkk

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