the bottle is empty

but it always was,

always was.

and somehow the thing that i think might save me

never

never

never

does.

oh baby, don’t you know

that i’m the thorn in the garden,

but i am the pretty rose, too.

only a fool would ever think the summer might last

or fall in love

fall in love

fall in love

with you.

the bottle is empty, the sky is too,

and i cut off my hair cos i was angry.

i never could explain the things that i do

except to say, i’m sorry, i was lonely.

the bottle is empty

but it always was,

always was.

and if i tell you that i love you and you ask me why,

i’ll cry and tell you

just,

oh just,

honey just

because.

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Comments
  1. hedgewitch says:

    You know not sure what I’d do with a full bottle at this point–probably make myself sick on it. Nobody sings the blues like coal.

  2. Richard Cody says:

    because is reason enough

  3. dani says:

    yep! the bottle was always empty… but your soul is full of love ♥

  4. In a minor key 😉 would be kewl to a tune

  5. Susan says:

    Power in this song: Power in the repetitions and the empty bottle which always was and the answer which was always Because. Brilliant!

  6. The beauty of your lyrics is the words you choose to repeat: you seem to know exactly which ones are bets attached to the common emotions we all experience. I read these pieces thinking these words are all so true for everyone – the shared human conundrums of life and love.

  7. wkkortas says:

    Sometimes you comment, and sometimes you just applaud appreciatively. This would be one of the latter.

  8. Beautiful, as only Coal Black can sing it.

  9. Mama Zen says:

    Flawless with the repetition. Beautiful.

  10. Helen says:

    Emmylou could sing this ……….

  11. That’s how some things are, right? Just because.
    I loved this, though. Just because it is fabulous.
    K

  12. Kim Nelson says:

    Where is the dark bar and the cool drink? I wanna hear it again!

  13. rosemary mint says:

    I like the repetition. I was expecting to read ‘cept instead of the full word. Not sure why, exactly.

  14. shanyns says:

    I can hear a gravelly, bluesy voice singing this…so good. So very very good.

  15. ManicDdaily says:

    This is just beautiful, lyrical and yet psychologically very real. k.

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