Wine in the Alley

By ManWithHat

Out on the town the gospel preacher
He's singing low and sweet
Me and Marvin, we're drinking wine
In an alley across the street
We're having ourselves having quite a time
Shooting shit and talking smart
While the faithful and the hopeful
They are singing to the sacred heart

And they sing "Praise the lord"
We say "pass me another round"
They'll be dreaming up to heaven someday
And we'll just be buried in the ground.

Well wine can't last forever, you know
So we got us some twenty fours
Head on over to the Chinese place
To hear the gypsies roar
Well the faithful and the hopeful
They're all praying to be saved
While the faithless and the fighters
We enjoy being depraved

And the bible says "Praise the lord"
But we say "pass me another round
Why go on up to heaven
When there's so much joy to know on the ground?

They say "praise the lord"
We say "pass me another round"
You can dream about heaven all you like
But just like me, you'll end up in the ground
In the ground
In the ground
In the ground!

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Wine in the Alley

Created: Mar 09, 2010

Tags: folk music

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