Something broken…

Angel in the Bottle

There’s something reassuring and familiar and — get this — liberating — in a hangover.

That’s the way I used to feel.

Sometimes, even a decade and a half later, waking up sluggish (musta fell asleep with my face in the pillow again) I’ll grasp my coffee mug with the sort of grimly firm grip of someone who thinks the still liquid morning might somehow melt through his fingers and end up a puddle on the kitchen floor.

A hangover, I found, was a great excuse. Not for bosses, maybe. And not always for girlfriends.

But when you stumbled out of bed, carefully putting one foot flatly in front of the other in that gravity-must-be-crazy-today walk of the seasoned, habitual drunk… you knew you were doing the best you could… just stumbling into the blinding morning light.

I miss that kind of certainty…

Angel in the Bottle

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lyrics
Angel in the Bottle

There’s an angel
in the bottle
but the devil’s still alive
inside of me

I’m sitting
here in limbo
got my whole life
in back of me

Baby I thought
I’d be the one to save you
but I never dreamed
I couldn’t even save myself

Well there’s one thing
that by now is plain
through these forty years
of life death and change

There’s something broken
down inside of me
deep down inside you see
I’ve got this pain

Baby I thought
I’d be the one to save you
but I never dreamed
I couldn’t even save myself

There’s an angel
in the bottle
but the devil’s still alive
inside of me

(C)1990, 2005, TK Major


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3 thoughts on “Something broken…

  1. greg

    Awesome lyrics on angel in a bottle TK….You know you really have some good writing skills ..World weary Greg from soundclick

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  2. TK Major

    It takes me hundreds, if not thousands of words to capture what you get with just one aching, parched vocal phrase… but if I can get there at all, I’m satisfied.

    Thanks, man!

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