Josh Reams (with Matt Morelli)
He comes through the door about half past five,
The same way he does every night.
No, he’s got a wife and kid a waitin’ at home,
Yet still I’ve never seen a man so alone.
His rage burns him like the fires of hell.
And now he’s… drinkin’ water from the devil’s well,
Lord it’s got him under its dark spell.
He comes in here, night after night,
Hiding from the demons in this thing called life.
He’s got a tale only the bottle could tell.
^ D E A
He’s drinkin’ water from the….devil’s well.
On down the line something must have went wrong,
His empty eyes reveal man that’s gone.
He must have went down a real dark track,
And since that day he never really came back.
Well if you ask him man he’ll never tell.
(Instrumental – Guitar Solo)
He pays his tab about half past nine,
Smiles and says that this’ll the last time.
The next morning in the paper I read,
“house went up in smoke and three found dead.”
My knees got weak and man I almost fell.
He was…drinkin’ water from the devil’s well,
Lord it had him under its dark spell.
He left here, that fateful night,
Went killed himself and his kid and wife.
It’s a tale only the bottle could tell.
He was… drinkin’ water from the….devil’s well.
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