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Hayes Carll “Drunken Poet’s Dream” Lyrics

Hayes Carll “Drunken Poet’s Dream” Lyrics

Drunken Poet’s Dream – Lyrics


Artist: Hayes Carll

Album: Trouble In Mind (2008)

Songwriter: Hayes Carll & Ray Wylie Hubbard

Total Time:  3:28

Structure:  V | V | CH | V | CH | V + TAG | CH

Drunken Poet’s Dream

VERSE
I got a woman who’s wild as Rome.
She likes bein’ naked and gazed upon.
She crosses a bridge, she sets in on fire.
She lands like a bird on a telephone wire.

VERSE
Wine bottles scattered like last nights clothes,
Cigarettes, papers, and dominoes.
She laughs for a minute about the shape I’m in.
Says, “You be the sinner honey, I’ll be the sin.”

CHORUS
I’m gonna holler and I’m gonna scream.
I’m gonna get me some mescaline.
She brings me roses and a place to lean:
A drunken poet’s dream.

VERSE
There’s some money on the table and a pistol on the floor,
Some old paperback books of Louis L’Amour.
She says, “Honey, don’t worry ’bout Judgment day.”
All these people goin’ to heaven, they’re just in our way.

CHORUS
I’m gonna holler and I’m gonna scream.
I’m gonna get me some mescaline.
She brings me roses and a place to lean:
A drunken poet’s dream.

VERSE
And all my life I laid around while the colors all turned blue.
Well I closed my eyes and finally found it brought me back to you.
I got a woman she’s wild as Rome.
She likes to lay naked and be gazed upon.
Well she crosses a bridge then sets it on fire.
Lands like a bird on a telephone wire.

CHORUS
I’m gonna holler and I’m gonna scream.
I’m gonna get me some mescaline.
She brings me roses and a place to lean:
A drunken poet’s dream.

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SONG STATS

 

POV | Perspective:  1st Person | External

BPM:   70

Times Title In Song:  3

 

—–    WORD COUNTS    —–

 

Total Word Count:  244

1 Syllable Words: 156 (64%)

3+ Syllable Words:  11 (5%)

Difficult Words: 63 (26%)

Long Words 7+ Characters: 22 (9%)

Short Words <=3 Characters: 110 (45%)

 

—–    EASY TO UNDERSTAND?    —–

 

Reading Ease Score:  77.6

Reading Level:  7th Grade

 







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