Lyric of the Week | Willie Nelson, Phosphorescent > February 9, 2009

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I’ll start to spend my money callin’ everybody honey/ And I’ll wind up singin’ the blues/ I’ll spend my whole paycheck on some old wreck/ And brother I can name you a few.

“I Gotta Get Drunk”

Well I gotta get drunk and I sure do dread it
‘Cause I know just what I’m gonna do
I’ll start to spend my money callin’ everybody honey
And I’ll wind up singin’ the blues
I’ll spend my whole paycheck on some old wreck
And brother I can name you a few
Well I gotta get drunk and I sure do dread it
‘Cause I know just what I’m gonna do

I gotta get drunk, I can’t stay sober
There’s a lot of good people in town
Who like to see me holler, see me spend my dollar
And I wouldn’t dream of lettin’ ’em down
There’s a lot of doctors tell me
That I’d better start slowing it down
But there’s more old drunks than there are old doctors
So I guess we’d better have another round

Written by Willie Nelson

This Lyric of the Week is sponsored by SHURE Microphones.

Performed by Phosphorescent on the album “To Willie”



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