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    The Divine Comedy / Lyrics

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    "A Drinking Song" Lyrics

    The Divine Comedy

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    Back at the house a bottle is found
    And opened in honour
    Of those who have drowned
    While we who have not are stricken with guilt
    And dutifully see
    That not one drop is spilt
    We're drinking to life we're drinking to death
    We're drinking 'til none of our
    Livers are left
    We're wending our way down to the spirit'store
    We'll drink till we just
    Can't drink anymore

    Raise your glasses high
    Drink the cellar dry

    Well, bloody my nose
    And blacken my eye
    If it ain't some young Turk
    In search of a fight
    And chanticleer's chest
    Is sagging with pride
    For honour has yet
    To be satisfied
    Well, Heaven be thanked
    We live in an age
    When no man need bother
    Except on the stage
    With "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori"
    And definitely not tonight

    I can still remember
    When I was just a kid
    I was free to do what I wanted to
    But I never, ever did
    So now with years of discretion reached
    May we not forget
    "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité"
    For there's life in the Old World yet!

    There'll always be an England
    An Ireland and a France
    A Liechtenstein and Finland
    And we have only one chance

    Earnest young man with an unhealthy tan
    Puts a drink in my hand and says
    "I understand
    You're in search of the place
    To continue the chase of the heavenly taste
    I suggest in that case you all come with me
    To my place by the sea where the glasses shall be
    Overflowing with free alcoholic delights
    And free love if you like for what point has this life
    If you can't realise your dreams?"

    Oh, raise your glasses high
    And drink the town dry

    We'll drink beyond
    The boundaries of sense
    We'll drink 'til we start to see
    Lovely pink elephants
    Inside our heads, inside our beds
    Inside the threads of our pyjama legs
    So don't shoot til you see
    The reds of our eyes
    And an army of elephants
    Marching behind
    From the day I was born
    Till the night I will die
    All my lovers will be pink
    And elephantine
    This song was submitted on September 16th, 2006 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Neil Hannon.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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