An Original Song: "The Devil's Drink"

in dsound •  last year  (edited)

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This is a story about a fellow who is trying pretty hard to flee from the pull of alcohol, which chases him all over, no matter where he goes. This poor guy just can't get away.

In real life my mother is a teetotaler, so this opening verse gets quite a response from friends of hers that know her stance on alcohol.

Thanks again to all of your support everyone, and to @DSound for this platform!

Lyrics:
I left my mama when I was a boy
I left my mama with tears of joy
Oh she used to be an angel then she started drinking gin
She turned into a devil and blamed me for her sins
And the last time I saw her she was lying on the floor
With a bottle by her side I couldn’t take her anymore

And I said train, train, train, take me away
From the devil’s drink and I’ll be OK
Train, train, train, take me fast as you can
From the devil’s drink to the promised land

I met a preachin’ man way up in Illinois
We formed a band called the “Dixie Boys”
He could play the fiddle like you’ve never seen
But when he’d get to drinking he would turn real mean
When a fool in the crowd took the Lord’s name in vain
The devil took the Lord’s defense that fool will never be the same

And I said train, train, train, take me away
From the devil’s drink and I’ll be OK
Train, train, train, take me fast as you can
From the devil’s drink to the promised land

I found a girl in Oklahoma and she could dance real good
And the way she was smiling at me I slowly understood
We got to talking and found love’s embrace
But the closer she got I smelled the sulfur on her face
My lips they started tingling and my throat turned real dry
I jumped on the train left the devil alone to cry

And I said train, train, train, take me away
From the devil’s drink and I’ll be OK
Train, train, train, take me fast as you can
From the devil’s drink to the promised land

Well that devil’s drink it follows me wherever I go
From the plains of Minnesota to the banks of the Ohio
But a hobo’s life ain’t bad there’s much worse you can do
It’s hard to sleep at night but you always make it through
I’m gonna find a small town that’s pure and that’s dry
A place where I can settle a place where I can die!

And I said train, train, train, take me away
From the devil’s drink and I’ll be OK
Train, train, train, take me fast as you can
From the devil’s drink to the promised land

*Photo by jingoba on Pixabay



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Great lyrics and a real locomotive feel to this fine song.

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Thank you for your thoughtful comments!

It's sound like awesome ... train train Train

And I said train, train, train, take me away
From the devil’s drink and I’ll be OK
Train, train, train, take me fast as you can
From the devil’s drink to the promised land

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nice reply topmoststeem

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I am glad you like it!

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its my pleasure ..up voted!

Love guitar playing , got that chugg chugg , Great Stuff

Good job man. I like the lyrics here

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Thank you! Have a great day!

places and scenery 🖒🖒🖒 beautiful. cool too tour to such beautiful place

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Thank you. I hope you also are surrounded by beautiful scenery!

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Thenk you .

@danieldyemusic...using music to make a difference in the world since 1578 AD 😂

Great song man 🎸

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Thank you! Glad you like it!

Yeah, devils drink wherever and whenever...

Great song!

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Thanks @ylich!

Cool song, catchy hook! I like it.

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Thank you!

Good Sound...
i like it and i enjoy!
Thank You & Keep it Up! 🎵🎵🎵

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Thank you @erickhan!

Quality stuff!

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Thank you!

Amazing! Still waiting for the vinyl album release :) 💯🐒

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:) Thanks!

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Right on! Keep it coming 💯🐒

Ah how nice itd be to get away. Lovely tune.