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The Pull of the Pint

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I wrote this about the way some people use drink, often to excess, to overcome shyness, or to help us to function, a coping mechanism. It's a difficult path to walk for some...

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When you cried you were lost you fell asleep
When you dreamed you believed
When you lied, you only lied unto yourself
And when you died you could see
I never cried the way you did
I didn't like it when you yelled.
I never felt, the way you felt,
I didn't like it when you prayed I thought you fooled yourself.

When you were shy you got drunk
When you were drunk you were a fool
When you were a fool you fell apart
When you fell apart you picked yourself up again didn't you ?

This ain't a lesson before you die it's just a game you've got to play this is a lie you have to live.
This is a smile you have to fake so you're controllable
And it helps you not to break.
This is a crime you have to give to try to save your soul
This is a lesson not a rule.
And it wasn't easy when the penny dropped inside your head
But now you know the joke you tell it to your friends and they're all...

When you were shy you got drunk
When you were drunk you were a fool
When you were a fool you fell apart
When you fell apart you picked yourself up again didn't you ?

When you were told you wouldn't buy it
When you are old you will regret it
But you're young so you don't feel it
When we're young we think we know everything
When you were mad you just broke it
When you were bad you tried to hide it
When you were crying you were high,
When you were laughing you were dry.
And every escape is just a lie
And every escape is just a lie
And every escape is just a lie
And every escape is just a lie
When you were shy you got drunk
When you were drunk you were a fool
When you were a fool you fell apart
When you fell apart you picked yourself up again didn't you ?

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from I'll Tear My Own Walls Down, released February 23, 2007
Played by Bill Coleman.

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Bill Coleman Ireland

Makes music with a laptop, a guitar and a pile of live-recorded loops. Reminds people of Eels, Flaming Lips, Talking Heads...

Spent 2011 writing and recording a song a week - check out the "Throwing S**t at a Wall" album.

Currently working on his third studio album.
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