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Bar-Room Brotherhood


Artist: Pete
Artist's Description
Highlights some of today's social challenges

Genre(s): Easy Listening, General Easy Listening, General Folk
Mood(s): Dark, Easy, Leisurely
Style(s): Ballad
Language(s): English

Bar-Room Brotherhood

By Pete
The shabby bar-room door opened with a squeak,
Everyone looked up but knew better than to speak,
I saw the same old crowd just like they saw me,
We never made friends but needed company.

We’re the bar-room brotherhood an’ live only for the day,
We’re the bar-room brotherhood, don’t know another way,
Life is just something that has to be done,
We’re the bar-room brotherhood, I know ‘cos I’m one.

I see Billy’s made his way back from the war,
But now he’s only half of what he was before,
Marty’s over there drowning all his sorrow,
Can’t pay back money he had to borrow,
Sylvie’s come in looking for a man she can meet,
So she can move in and get off the street,
Then there’s poor old Mickey, lost his job in a strike,
Got himself crippled when he fell off his bike,
Barney’s wife caught him cheating with a girl from the docks,
Now he’s got more than his whisky on the rocks,
Troublesome Terry’s spoiling for a fight,
And we’re not even halfway through the night,
Couple in the corner, haven’t seen them before,
Looks like they might be running from the law,
Vic won’t be around to preach another verse,
‘Cos he took a final ride in a big black Hearse,
Simon’s gone to the john and hasn’t come out,
Doin’ pills and needles again there’s no doubt,
We might as well join him for a share in his dope,
‘Cos we’re the bar-room brotherhood and we’ve lost all hope.
We’re all kind o’ kin if we like it or not,
Being members of the brotherhood is all we’ve got,

‘Cos we’re the bar-room brotherhood an’ live only for the day,
We’re the bar-room brotherhood, don’t know another way,
Life is just something that has to be done,
We’re the bar-room brotherhood, I know ‘cos I’m one,
We’re the bar-room brotherhood, I know ‘cos I’m one.

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