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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

(Sing lullaby)

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

(Sing lullaby)



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    UnregisteredMay 9, 2012 at 4:10 pm
    This song is a very sad song, i love i though. But it is realy sad. And it has nothing to do with alcohol. It is just a way do get away but sometimes it is not enough!
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    UnregisteredApr 17, 2012 at 12:45 am
    Stormgirl08 im sorry but you are not right the lyrics mean deeper than just a bunch of alcholics. It is a very great song that has a tragic meaning.
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    UnregisteredApr 17, 2012 at 12:43 am
    A man and women were married in the begging. The man goes off into the army for years. He finally gets to come home. When he arrives he find the women with another man. He leaves and drinks the pain('he put that bottle to his head and pulled the trigger') of never seeing her away until he died. She then finds out he dies and mourns herself (as well as drinks herself to death). They both get buried under the same willow tree as a symbol as they still love each other and are meant to be.
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    stormgirl08Dec 19, 2008 at 3:48 am
    ok first of all this song is about acholics! get it straight! they get so bad that they commit suicide! isn't it obvious? for all u ppl out who think different, maybe u should reread the words again...
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    DarshStalaJun 24, 2008 at 10:33 am
    My meaning for this song is Tragic Love. I have cried many times having read this, because there are a couple of people I have known who killed themselves in this way. One dear friend of mine ws dumped by his girlfriend. They had been together for several years. There were various time when he told me that if he did not have her, he would rather die than go on alone. He shot himself in the temple one day when I was visiting him. He died holding onto my hand.

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