Alcoholism Song Lyrics: God, How I'm Glad I gave up that stuff. Lose drinking malt liquor booze.  MickTerry.com

Alcoholism Song Lyrics: God, How I'm Glad I gave up that stuff. Lose drinking malt liquor booze.  MICK TERRY
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( Alcoholism song lyrics )
GOD, HOW I'M GLAD
( I GAVE UP THAT STUFF )
Copyright 1998 - MickTerry.com

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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?

    CHORUS

        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.

    CHORUS

Copyright 1998  MICK TERRY  Silent Tree Music  All rights reserved
[ Reprinted here by permission of the composer-lyricist ]   BMI
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True incident at the Ralph's grocery store in Sherman Oaks, CA.

To other homeless / poverty song lyrics:   LACK ATTACK
To other appreciation / gratitude song lyrics:   SHE DIDN'T MIND
To other alcoholism / drinking song lyrics:   I PASSED THE BAR
WISHFUL DRINKING
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
To the TOP
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