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i found a bottle in the corner of your closet
it was empty but it surely wasn’t broken
i filled it up with a beleaguered shade of bourbon
i placed a feather on the seal that you had broken

belly up, belly up, belly up

she’ll take you home but it’s a favor for your girlfriend
cuz she’ll feel better if she thinks you’re built the same
she’ll spin the bottle every time you run an errand
she’ll spin a story every time you look away

belly up, belly up, belly up
(this ain’t speakeasy, no no speakeasy)

if you believe that bottle’s never used for heavy drinkin’
you can look away look away look away
but if her kiss tastes like another shade of bourbon
you should run away run away run away

if you believe that beetle’s on his back just for singalong
i’ve got a bottle of some bourbon, you should try it
and you can swing your legs until you’re done forgettin’
and you can spin the bottle til the bugs are dead and gone

belly up, belly up, belly up
(this ain't speakeasy, no no speakeasy)
it’s gettin’ mighty late
you should make a real decision


from Imaginary Country, released May 17, 2020


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