Bad Habit Blues

from by The Deadly Gentlemen

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Bad Habit Blues
(G. Liszt, inspired by the Cocaine Habit Blues, public domain)

Daylight in the downtown,
Feels so plain,
So I’m going to find my gal,
She deals cocaine,
I buy from my baby,
It’s becoming a habit,
Anytime you got it
I’ll be coming to grab it,
I’m ready to get lifted into glory victorious,
Believe in heaven and those storied euphorias,
Give me the sinful life,
Where night be the day,
I want to go young
I’m thinking it might be the way.

Times are tough but they go on,
I’m down now but I won’t be so long.
Oh. No.

Out of the gate like a stallion at a racing track,
To the mountain to the valley and to space and back,
I’ve got a one-way ticket,
And I’m flying too quickly,
But it’s tough to kick it,
It’s trying to trick me,
Meddling in my brain,
Playing a mind game,
It told me that it would kill me,
But it gave no timeframe,
So I’m back,
Coming around the corner,
High on cocaine,
Loping and feeling no pain,

Times are tough but the burden light,
Times are tough but I’m a bird in flight.

I’m coming up and around the corner high,
I’ve been up and I’ve been down,
And a guy’s born to die,
But every time I cross that uptown boundary,
Some beat cop billy club’s
Up and down pounding me,
If you’re going to help me be real cautious,
Things I do make me feel nauseous,
I wake up in the day feeling broken and bad,
But there’s bourbon in the bottle and the coke in the bag.

Times are tough but they go on,
I’m down now but I won’t be so long,
Times are tough but the burden light,
Times are tough but I’m a bird in flight.

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from Carry Me To Home, released June 22, 2011

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