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  1. Gin Proof Canoe

From the recording Screaming At the Sky

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