they gathered round

we few friends

we poured out a little liquor

not to the brothers not here

or soldiers long gone

or loves that we lost

by whatever means

salvation, redemption

pardons

will not be found here

but to body parts

that brought us pain

he takes the knife

stabs himself in the chest

rips out his heart

here i stand

i loved i lost

i cheated

was cheated on

his heart gone

forever

to avoid the pain of living

he casts away his heart

the clinking or is that clanging of glasses

here I stand

i loved I lost

i cheated

was cheated on

he takes the knife

stabs himself in the groin

his manhood gone

forever

to avoid the pain of feeling

he tosses it away

the clinking or is that clanging of glasses

here I stand

i loved I lost

i cheated

was cheated on

my brain gone

forever

he takes the knife

stabs himself in the brain

to avoid the pain of remembering

how things were

or could have been

he tosses it away

the clinking or is that clanging of glasses

we few friends

we take the knife

forget the brain

forget the groin

forget the heart

so we pour out a lil

for broken hearts

shattered dreams

desires denied

we pour out a lil liquor

for the lives

and loves

friends

and family

we lost

after all liquor ain’t cheap

and men

ain’t stupid

to the clinking or is that the clanging of glasses

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