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Drugstore Roses

Words and music copyright © Leon Chase 2006.

As performed on the album That’s My Shit! – Uncle Leon and the Alibis Live in Brooklyn

 

When I was hungry, you cooked me chicken
When I was dry, you let me drink your booze
And whenever I got tired,
you gave me half your bed
and sweetened up my night the way that only you can do

When I was broke, you always gave me breakfast
When I cried, you always dried my tears, dear
And as soon as I get paid,
I’ll be headed straight your way
with a dozen drugstore roses
and a six-pack of beer

I know things haven’t been just the way you’d like them
You work all week just to keep on scraping by
But tonight, just sit down right here
Let’s smell the flowers, crack another beer
and drink to all the things we’ve got that money just can’t buy

When I was broke, you always gave me breakfast
When I cried, you always dried my tears, dear
And if I could, I’d give you the world
but tonight, all I can give you, girl
is a dozen drugstore roses
and a six-pack of beer

When the road is smooth,
I won’t forget who stayed by me through the rough
And I hope you know that when you’re down
I’ll be there to pick you up

And if some other girl comes looking,
I won’t give her any thought
‘Cause nothing she can give me
is as good as what we’ve got

When I was broke, you always gave me breakfast
When I cried, you always dried my tears, dear
And if you leave one day,
I’ll still be sitting here, drinking to your name
with a dozen drugstore roses
and a six-pack of beer

And if I live to see your dying day,
I’ll be sitting, I’ll be sitting there at your grave
with a dozen drugstore roses
and a six-pack of beer

 

 

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