Silent Tree Music - Song Lyrics
( Alcoholism song lyrics )
GOD, HOW I'M GLAD
( I GAVE UP THAT STUFF )
Copyright © 1998 - MickTerry.com
On YouTube, performed LIVE by MICK TERRY (soon!)
He was next in line at the grocery store:
his one single sale to my hundred and four.
"Just how much nutrition can malt liquor bring?"
was a question I jokingly started to sling
as I turned 'round to see who was buying the booze
and stopped when I saw he had nothing to lose
but his soul.
GOD, HOW I'M GLAD I GAVE UP THAT STUFF
before it could take hold of me.
GOD, HOW I'M GLAD my life's not that rough
to take up the drinking to stop all the thinking
about life and where I should be.
His entire demeanor was colored in gray.
He looked like his life was just sliding away,
down into a hole with no bottom in sight.
Who knows what occurred that he gave up the fight?
Who knows how he felt? Who knows how he thought?
Who knows what beliefs and traditions he'd bought
but his soul?
What could I have done? What could I have said
for positive impact in that person's head?
What could I have given that wouldn't just feed
his penchant for drowning in a bottle of need?
I surely, for one, didn't bother to ask,
but turned back away to my previous task.
While loading my groceries out into my car,
I watched as he walked to where his rig was parked:
a cart commandeered from the very same store,
but altered to hold everything he could hoard
but his soul.
Copyright © 1998 MICK TERRY Silent Tree Music All rights reserved
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True incident at the Ralph's grocery store in Sherman Oaks, CA.
To other homeless / poverty song lyrics:
To other appreciation / gratitude song lyrics: SHE DIDN'T MIND
To other alcoholism / drinking song lyrics: I PASSED THE BAR
YEAH, HE WAS COOL
WHISPERING TOO LOUD
BOTTOMS UP, LIGHT 'EM UP
DRUNK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN
BOTTOMLESS BOTTLE (AGAIN)
IT MUST HAVE BEEN SOME PARTY
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