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Have One On Me

from The Cost Of Doing Business by Graham Wright



If you’re reading this
It means that I’m gone
I hope it was painless
Hope it didn’t take long

But if I suffered
It’s not the dying that scares me
It’s the living I’ll miss

So have one for me
Hell, have two or three
Maybe once in a while
You can raise one to me

I’m leaving a card
Down at the bar
So have one on me tonight

Give my guitars to my nieces
Maybe they’ll start a band
And if it’s any good
Maybe finish my book
If it sucks, then don’t,
I understand

Tell my friends I love them
They’re more than I deserve
I hope I was kind
Hope they know that I tried
Hope I helped a little more than I hurt

Well, remember me funny
Remember me kind
Remember me glasses free
Smiling half blind

And if’n you miss me
‘Round that missing time of year
Just imagine me happy
Imagine me here
Where the drinks are all free
I’ll save you a seat
We’ll have one on me again

Cause if there is a heaven
I bet it won’t compare
To having a pint
On a Saturday night
With that first hint of fall in the air

Get everyone together
Sing songs, get drunk,
Who cares?
Rememberings cheap
And the drinks are on me

Goddammit, I wish I was there

So don’t worry
I love you, but I should get going
I drank my fill of a hell of a life
You shouldn’t get greedy or hold on too tight

I hope that I’m ready, I hope that I’m brave
But if I look back when I’m walking away
For one last sweet glimpse of what I’m gonna miss
I hope that I see you

Now promise me this:

Until next time we meet
If you’re ever in need
Go down to the bar
And have one on me


from The Cost Of Doing Business, released September 28, 2021


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Graham Wright Toronto, Ontario

the guy from tokyo police club. no, the other one. with the glasses. yeah, that one.

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