Audio

Dark End of the Bar

03:27
The Mighty Maxwells
09/20/2016
Neil McCallion

Story

Another song off the new CD, "Slippin' Away".  Drummer Allan (el voz) Bartlett sings this one.  Actually wrote this song as a country waltz but we cranked it up a little hoping folks might dance.  We reprise the song as a waltz at the end of the album but you'll have to buy it to hear that.  Meanwhile, you best hang on.

Neil

Lyrics

Dark End of the Bar

 

I finish my work but I'm not going home

Where she laid her head, I just can't be alone

But just 'round the corner, 'neath the blue neon light

There's a little dark tavern, I go ev'ry night

Nobody knows you or cares who you are

You're just a shadow at the dark end of the bar

 

I guess I'm still new to this serious drink

I get by on God given talent, I think

Glasses of whiskey and bottles of beer

It must be love how they all disappear

And I wait for the dark clouds roll in from afar

And I fade away at the dark end of the bar

 

I hear 'em talk and I watch 'em play pool

Sometimes I just fall asleep on my stool

But the bartender, he'll pray for my soul to keep

"Cause I take good care of him when I'm awake

And here's to you, darling, wherever you are

Here's from the shadows at the dark end of the bar

Here's to you , darling, from the dark end of the bar