Between the Bars lyrics

14 Jun

Drink up, baby
Stay up all night
with the things you could do
(you won’t, but you might):
the potential you’ll be
that you’ll never see:
promises you’ll only make…
Oh, drink up with me now
forget all about
the pressure of days –
do what I say
and I’ll make it okay
and drive them away,
the images stuck in your head.

The people that you’ve been before
that you don’t want around anymore,
they push and shove and won’t bend to your will.
I’ll keep them still.

Drink up, baby.
Look at the stars.
I’ll kiss you again
between the bars.
I keep seeing you there
with your hands in the air,
waiting to finally be caught…
Drink up one more time
and I’ll make you mine.
I’ll keep you apart
deep in my heart,
separate from the rest
where I like you the best.
I’ll keep all the things you forget.

The people that you’ve been before
that you don’t want around anymore,
they push and shove and won’t bend to your will.
I’ll keep them still…”
– Elliott Smith

 

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I know I’ve already posted about this song, but I’m in love with these lyrics.

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One Response to “Between the Bars lyrics”

  1. I Made You A Mixtape 14 June 2011 at 11:34 AM #

    What a lovely lyric and poem. Have you ever heard “The Piano Has Been Drinking” by Tom Waits? Also another very apt lyric about the bars and drinking…
    http://www.metrolyrics.com/the-piano-has-been-drinking-lyrics-tom-waits.html

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