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alcohol & pills

Welcome back!


I hope you enjoyed yesterdays track.
Now here’s another intense song for you.
This one is the only cover on the album written by Canadian singer/songwriter Fred Eaglesmith.
I’ve loved this song for a very long time - hope you enjoy my version.

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“fame don’t take away the pain, it just pays the bill”

 

 
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Alcohol & Pills

Hank Williams, he came up from Montgomery
With a heart full of broken country songs
Nashville Tennessee didn't really understand him
'Cause he did things differently than the way that they were done

When he finally made it to the Grand Ole' Opry he made it stand still
He ended up on alcohol and pills

Elvis Presley, he came up from Jackson
With a brand new way of singin' Lord, and a brand new way of dancin'
Even from the waist up Lord, he gave the world a thrill
He ended up on alcohol and pills

Alcohol and pills, it’s a cryin' shame
You think they might have been happy with the glory and the fame
But fame don't take away the pain, it just pays the bills
And you wind up on alcohol and pills

Janis Joplin, she was wild and reckless
Then there was Gram Parsons, Lord, and then there was Jimi Hendrix
The story just goes on and on, I guess it always will
They end up on alcohol and pills

Alcohol and pills, it’s a cryin' shame
You think they might have been happy with the glory and the fame
But fame don't take away the pain, it just pays the bills
And you wind up on alcohol and pills


Sometimes somebody just doesn't wake up one day
Sometimes it's a heart attack, sometimes they just don't say

But they pulled poor old Hank Williams out of a Cadillac Coupe DeVille
He ended up on alcohol and pills

Alcohol and pills, ohh it’s a cryin' shame
You think they might have been happy with the glory and the fame
Fame don't take away the pain, it just pays the bills
And you wind up on alcohol and pills
You wind up on alcohol and pills

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Written by Fred Eaglesmith
Produced by Ben Edwards & Katie Thompson
Co-produced by Elmore Jones & Ryan Fisherman
Mixed by Ben Edwards
Mastered by Chris Chetland