LYRIC

Hellbender – Billy Strings Lyrics

In the cold early mornin’, in the hills of Kentucky
I awoke to the sound of the rain
And the girl from last evenin’, laid silently sleepin’
No I could not remember her name

My head was so cloudy, and the sweat poured around me
Like the faucet that she left on high
With a chip on my shoulder, I’m another day older
And I swear I could break down and cry

I never once made a dollar, which I didn’t gamble
Or scramble to burn at both ends
I’ve raged all night long, in the hour before dawn
On spirits and bitters, and Glen

Whats left of my day might be crimson or grey
But never again black and white
With a chip on my shoulder, I’m another day older
And I swear I could break down and cry

I’m a fool with my money, and I’m a fool with my drinkin’
I’m sinkin’ to the bottom of the well
Addin’ fuel to the fire, like my wildest desire
Is to spend the next lifetime in Hell

I could cruise down to Hades, in a snow-white Mercedes
And a devilish look in my eye
With a chip on my shoulder, I’m another day older
And I swear I could break down and cry

There’s a hard place on one side, and a rock on the other
No corners to cut in this maze
Only one way to do it, just to grin and get through it
Been drinkin’ up the courage for days

I’ll drink every cup, and keep stackin’ them up
Till the Sun stumbles out of the sky
With a chip on my shoulder, I’m another day older
And I swear I could break down and cry

I’ll keep on this way, till my dyin’ day
It’s a blessing I’ve tried to disguise
With a chip on my shoulder, I’m another day older
And I swear I could break down and cry

[Two verses only performed live once]
There’s a worm in the bottle, and I’m racin’ full throttle
He’ll only go down when it’s dry
With a chip on my shoulder, I’m another day older
And I swear I could break down and cry

And the weeks like this, I drink like a fish
And occasionally eat like a bird
And I’m not well done(?), just a shootin’ my second
And I’m already shootin’ the third

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