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She put him out like the burnin' end of a midnight cigarette
She broke his heart he spent his whole life tryin' to forget
We watched him drink his pain away a little at a time
But he never could get drunk enough to get her off his mind
Until the night

1st Chorus
He put that bottle to his head and pulled the trigger
And finally drank away her memory
Life is short but this time it was bigger
Than the strength he had to get up off his knees
We found him with his face down in the pillow
With a note that said I'll love her till I die
And when we buried him beneath the willow
The angels sang a whiskey lullaby

La la la la la la la... La la la la la la laaaa...
La la la la la la la... La la la la la la laaaa...

The rumors flew but nobody knew how much she blamed herself
For years and years she tried to hide the whiskey on her breath
She finally drank her pain away a little at a time
But she never could get drunk enough to get him off her mind
Until the night

2nd Chorus
She put that bottle to her head and pulled the trigger
And finally drank away his memory
Life is short but this time it was bigger
Than the strength she had to get up off her knees
We found her with her face down in the pillow
Clinging to his picture for dear life
We laid her next to him beneath the willow
While the angels sang a whiskey lullaby

La la la la la la la... La la la la la la laaaa...
La la la la la la la... La la la la la la laaaa...
La la la la la la la... La la la la la la laaaa...
La la la la la la la... La la la la la la laaaa...



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    JanetsmomMay 21, 2010 at 9:49 pm
    My name is Amanda and this was my daughter Janet Lea York favorite song. Janet was killed on September 19, 2009. Janet was only 13 years old. I go to Janet and play this song for her. On May 14, 2010 we were going to meet with the District Attorney concerning Janet, when I got in the van, I turned on the ignition and the song "Whiskey Lullaby" was playing. I felt Janet was sending me a sign and I will never forget that day.
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    ashleesanowdzDec 11, 2008 at 3:42 am
    As I listen to this song thoughts come through my mind as if I was that artist who wrote these lyrics. This beautiful piece of work has ten times the meaning of any other song that I heard before. I'm not a big country fan but when my cousin showed me the video to this song I was mystified. You don't need to be a genius to understand the lyrics to this song basically he got cheated on couldn't stand it, turned to alcohol as a way to resolve his problem and then killed himself. I know this sounds depressing, but they way Brad Paisley put the words together was brilliant. In the end the women who cheated on him had so much guilt she then killed herself. I agree with the comment from Gator_mcklusky about how this song is so relatable to How the Red Fern Grows. Woo Hoo Lee!
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    lulu54981Apr 15, 2011 at 5:18 pm
    My name is samantha and I recently lost my dad and this was his favorite song when I would listen to this song it made me feel like my dad was there right by my side and I really miss him and whenever I here this song I cry for two and a half hours thinking to my self why did I let my dad go I should have kept him in my arms for ever.
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    ashleesanowdzDec 11, 2008 at 3:41 am
    As I listen to this song thoughts come through my mind as if I was that artist who wrote these lyrics. This beautiful piece of work has ten times the meaning of any other song that I heard before. I’ m not a big country fan but when my cousin showed me the video to this song I was mystified. You don’ t need to be a genius to understand the lyrics to this song basically he got cheated on couldn’ t stand it, turned to alcohol as a way to resolve his problem and then killed himself. I know this sounds depressing, but they way Brad Paisley put the words together was brilliant. In the end the women who cheated on him had so much guilt she then killed herself. I agree with the comment from Gator_mcklusky about how this song is so relatable to How the Red Fern Grows.
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    cowboyluvrSep 6, 2012 at 7:40 am
    Whiskey can't heal a broken heart, only love can. When you find true love, don't let a mistake take it from you. Don't ever let it go, you don't know what you've got until it's gone. So hold on. Don't ever give up on the one you love. Don't ever give up on yourself. Don't ever give up on love. True love can withstand anything. True love is the strongest force in the world.

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