The Bottle Let Me Down
Merle Haggard

The Bottle Let Me Down

Each night I leave the barroom when it's over
Not feeling any pain at closing time

But tonight you memory found me much too sober
Couldn't drink enough to keep you off my mind

Tonight the bottle let down
And let you memory come around

The one true friend I thought I'd found
Tonight the bottle let down

I've always had a bottle I could turn to
And lately I've been turning everyday

But the wind don't take effect the way it used to
And I'm hurting in an old familiar way