I Drink Alone
Aaron Traffas (BMI) – 1999-2015
E B A E I’m alone on a bar stool under blue neon lights, E B A E dreams like feathers blown away into the night. C#m B A E B A E Loneliness implies isolation, so why with all these people do I feel so alone? E B A E No place left to turn, I dare not go home. C#m A B E Set me up. I'll drink alone. E A F#m E I drink alone, there’s no one here nor would there be were I to care. E A F#m E These innocent dreams I see right through, past the shadows, past even you. D C#m I hope I dream if I sleep tonight. F#m E A E I hope. I wish I may and might look past all I’ve ever known. B E Don't look down. I drink alone. I look up through these glazed eyes and watch the players as they play. While some last forever, most are seen through right away. If I said I wasn’t jealous, I’d be lying through my teeth, but I know I’d feel no envy were I sober. These passive feelings beat all the faith in love that I’ve ever shown. Don't look now. I chose to drink alone. E A E Twinkle, twinkle, little scotch. A E B E I close my eyes so I can watch B A E B this girl above my world, so high. B A E B I dream this dream that I can fly. E A E Now I'm flailing through the wind A E B E But it's just a bottle and I've fallen in I said, "Hey, bartender, another double, if you please. Now leave me alone so I can talk to these memories." Whenever I am lonely, I like to be alone. This is why I hang out in this crowd. I look at everything I’ve learned and how cynical I’ve grown. Close my eyes. I drink alone.