The Bottle Let Me Down
                                                                   Merle Haggard

Each night I leave the barroom when it's over
Not feeling any pain at closing time
But tonite your memory found me much too sober
Couldn't drink enough to keep you off my mind

Tonite the bottle let me down
And let your memory come around
The one true friend I thought I'd found
Tonite the bottle let me down

I've always had a bottle I could turn to
And lately I've been turning every day
But the wine don't take effect the way it used to
I'm hurtin' in that old familiar way

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