Gin Proof Canoe

05:21
Drew James
2012
Drew James

Lyrics

Gin-Proof Canoe

Drew James © 2010

 

The dance floor is all wet and slippery

My ice cubes are melting on the bar

The bartender has a loose elbow

An old injury from the war

 

I see no end to my problems

The smoke is too thick to see through

There's only one thing that can save me

What I need is a gin-proof canoe

 

A gin-proof canoe

I'll sail it straight back to you

Far away from this barstool

High and dry in my gin-proof canoe

My gin-proof canoe

 

The rain is pounding on the rooftop

I hear the cold howl of the wind

Lock all the doors and the windows

It sounds like they're trying to come in

 

I've drawn it right here on this napkin

I've worked on it all afternoon

I'll finish it up by this evening

It's the plans for my gin-proof canoe

 

(Chorus)

 

The nights in this place are so beautiful

The neon paints all the walls

The bottles all shimmer with color

I can't see out that window at all

 

I feel so safe and so comfortable

I've chased away all of my blues

The bartender wiped up my ice cubes

With the plans for my gin-proof canoe

 

My gin-proof canoe

Some day I will see those plans through

And I'll sail it straight back to you

High and dry in my gin-proof canoe

My gin-proof canoe

 

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