Two Drops of Gin

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lyrics

what happens to lovers
the night they first meet?
who can say
what makes it so sweet?

time seems to gather
the night becomes deep
everything feels possible
and nothing feels cheap

it was no exception
when I met my girl
that night a new song
came into the world

our talk flowed like water
our kisses like wine
and the gin she kept hidden
was the spiritual kind

it was two drops of gin
at the bottom of the glass
then two drops again
'cause the first two go so fast

'round the time we were trying
for a child of our own
I left for a while
on a trip out of town

then one night I stumbled
out into the dark
the gin I was drinking
put a hole in her heart

it was two drops of gin
at the bottom of my glass
then two drops again
'cause the first two go so fast

I came home expecting
she needed protecting
so I made it my
secret to keep

then one night she found
I'd been fooling around
and she sang
our baby to sleep

with two drops of gin
at the bottom of her glass
then two drops again
'cause the first two go so fast

o lord of imprecision
o breath on the deep
watcher of secrets
that men try to keep

let us drink the spirit
that flows from the source
lead us not into perfection
but save us from divorce

with two drops of gin
at the bottom of our glass
then two drops again
'cause the first two go so fast

two drops of gin
and this ship is sinking fast
two drops again
'cause the first two never last

credits

from Move The Mess Around, released August 23, 2016
written by JF Garton (SOCAN)
performed by Jack Garton and the Demon Squadron
recorded at Stone Canyon Studios, Vancouver BC, 2015
engineered and mixed by Steven Drake

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