The Drinks Are On Me

from Go Big Or Go Home by Paul Mark & The Van Dorens

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lyrics

(Words/music by P.Mark)

I come from a long line of bar stool companions
Tell your story man have I got one for you
Life’s too short for silence
I may be right, I may be wrong
But no story ever fell on deaf ears
That had a bottle to help it along

I come from a long line of higher education
The higher I get the more my lesson gets learned
And now, now that she’d gone
I can stay out all night long
So tonight, the drinks are on me

Never mind the place is empty
Never mind the clock striking three
The sun rising over the city
It’s a sight you really ought to see
So fire up that jukebox
Mix the drinks up strong
She may not be here with me
But I still love that song

I come from a long line of late night walkers
Flashing neon is a siren to my soul
And at home the clock ticks like a gong
So I’ll stay out all night long
And say tonight, the drinks are on me

Bridge

I come from a long line of self-made men
Everything I got, brother I paid for in spades
I ain’t made out of money
But if I was I share the wealth
If a man’s honest with strangers
You can bet he’s honest with himself

I come from a long line of closet gamblers
Roulette wheel eyes and a crap shoot smile
And the years when winning was my style
They all come back to me for a little while
When I say tonight, the drinks are on me

And my real friends they never run away
And they smile, especially when I say
That tonight, the drinks are on me

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from Go Big Or Go Home, released June 1, 1991

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Paul Mark & The Van Dorens New York, New York

Triple-threat songwriter-musician-producer Paul Mark has been turning the heads of critics and barflies for decades. With a striking lyrical edge and an encyclopedic facility with American roots music, NYC-based Paul Mark has built a top-drawer original song catalog that tugs on the ears of the literary as well as the liquidated. Mark is principal owner of Radiation Records. ... more

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