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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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  • j
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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.
  • Sonicgogirl
    +3
    SonicgogirlDec 19, 2008 at 10:49 pm
    I love this song. It's sad. The first time I heard it, I almost cried. And it made it even sadder when I thought, what if this were to happen to me and a loved one? This is a sad, yet wonderful song.
  • savvyel
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    savvyelMay 15, 2009 at 10:43 pm
    i hate this song and love it at the same time. i hate it cause i used to be worried bout my mom ending up like this but this is the reason she stopped drinking, 3 years ago. I love it cause when i need to cry i listen to it and it just flows like a river and its extreamly hard to stop it
  • Sonicgogirl
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    SonicgogirlMar 24, 2009 at 9:51 pm
    And just imagine if this were to happen to you. This is the most sad song I've ever heard. Very beautiful. A very, very good job, Brad and Allison.
  • r
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    RobskyFeb 2, 2009 at 6:04 am
    ...a very very very sad love story but that's life..it's their story. I just remember a lot of my batchmates everytime I listen to it...speaking of the song,the message,singers,the mtv,the voice,the tune, IT'S VERY POWERFUL!!!

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