Tonight I wrap you tenderly
deep inside my heart
It’s the only place here on earth
We’ll never be apart
If I could only travel back
so I could make you see
I should have shouted louder
how much you meant to me.
I tried to live life your way
but I couldn’t make the grade
all the smoking and the drinking
I was mortally afraid.
I tried to make you mend your ways
to make you want to choose
I couldn’t stand the sight of you
so drunk, and full of booze.
You were mean to me that night
and found it easy to refuse
you told me that the drink would win
that I was bound to lose.
I knew for sure that I had lost
there was nothing left to save
that night I gave up everything
and began to walk toward my grave.