Chris Orrick – Barfly Lyrics

[Verse 1]
You know that feeling right before the shrooms hit?
Impendin’ doom, living room spinnin’ like “what did I do?”
Am I the only motherf*cker who’s living under this moon?
Feels like it’s been twenty-nine years that I been stuck in this room
Tried turnin’, spin the chair, you know how little I know?
Eyes burnin’, smell my hair, filled with cigarette smoke
And the lights are barely on
And I’m fightin’ back the feelin’ I’ll be fightin’ this till dawn
Maybe sleepin’ on the lawn
But, don’t look in the mirror, no
You know those issues clear up quick, you’re about to tear up, no
You see that shadow comin’ closer, gettin’ nearer (gettin’ nearer, gettin’ nearer, gettin’ nearer)
Get reckless when I’m introspective
With my hand across my left tit, I swear to God tomorrow morning after breakfast
I’m gonna change, I’m gonna tell all my confessions
But for now I’m talkin’ to this whiskey bottle till there’s nothing left

[Chorus]
Said I’m a bartender’s best friend
A little bit too open with confessions
And I’ve been charged to protect him
And use my scars as my weapons
Said I’m a bartender’s best friend
A little bit too open with confessions
And I’ve been charged to protect him

And use my scars as my weapons

[Verse 2]
There’s not an addict in this world with no excuses
Temptation and desire, the scent of it seduces
The skill is self-control, I found it’s hidden and elusive
And I’ll never find the truth if I remain to be reclusive
So let me go on my adventure
Excitement to a minimum, expectations tempered
Never remembered one as cold as this December, so
Pull up a chair and let it warm you to your center
Shit, moderation’s for the virtuous
Take a look around, you know the devil tends to lurk on us
Don’t be afraid when the vultures start to circle us
The lot of us will die, never knowin’ what our purpose was
So have a drink on it or sleep on it
The tension’s thick enough that you could grow your f*cking weed on it (weed on it)
You’re always in the future when you live in the past
‘Cause bar time is fifteen minutes fast

[Chorus]
Said I’m a bartender’s best friend
A little bit too open with confessions
And I’ve been charged to protect him
And use my scars as my weapons
Said I’m a bartender’s best friend
A little bit too open with confessions
And I’ve been charged to protect him
And use my scars as my weapons