Alcohol & Pills
Hank (Em)Williams he came (C)up from Montgomery,
With a (D)heart full of hurtin' country (Em)songs.
But Nashville, Tennessee, didn't really (C)understand him.
Cause (D)he did things differently than the way that they were (Em)done.
But when he (Am)finally made it to the Grand Old Opry,(Em) he made it stand still.
He (D)ended up on (C)alcohol and (Em)pills.
Elvis Presley, he came up from Jackson,
With a brand new way of singing, Lord, and a brand new way of dancing.
And even from the waist up, Lord, he gave the world a thrill.
He ended up on alcohol and pills.
(G)Alcohol and pills, (D)it's a crying shame.
You'd (Am)think they might've been happy with the (C)glory and the fame.
But (G)fame doesn't take away the pain, (D)it just pays the bills.
And you (Am)wind up on (C)alcohol and (Em)pills.
Janis Joplin, she was wild and reckless,
And then there was Gram Parsons, Lord, and then there was Jimi Hendrix.
The story just goes on and on, and I guess it always will.
They ended up on alcohol and pills.
(Am)Sometimes somebody just(Em) doesn't wake up one day.
(Am)Sometimes it's a heart attack, (D)sometimes they just don't say.
But(Em) they pulled poor old Hank Williams out of a (Am)Cadillac Coupe de Ville.
He (D)ended up on alcohol and(Em) pills.