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I'll Use this Same Dirty Glass

by Thomas K. Hunt

There's only one left to blame
That's the fool in this mirror
Pass him another bottle
Place it right over here
Pour him another shot
Fill it to the brim
Put it right here X marks the spot
Don't stop even when I say when

Let me light up another reminder
Remembering a lifetime ago
If I'd known then what I know now
I would have just let it go
The red's turned black
There's no turning back
The damage has been done
Now there's just a fool in this mirror
Looks like I'm the only one

I'll have another drink to wash down this self pity
Another toast to a horses ass
I'll have another whiskey in my tears
You can leave the bottle
I'll use this same glass

I've lived my own life
I've made my own beds
Learned it only takes a spark for the flame to spread
I'll take another drink until I'm full with regret
Pour me another cause I'm not full yet
I'm no danger to you
I'm no threat
I'm just lost in this mirror
No one's found me yet

I want to wash down this self pity
Have another toast to myself
I'll have another whiskey and tears
It's the bottle on the top shelf

You can leave the bottle
I'll let you know when I'm through
Don't take it the wrong way
When I stop talking to you
I won't be talking to you
I'll have another whiskey and tears
It's been my drink for so many years
I only drink from the top shelf
I always drink all by myself
It's the best of both worlds
You know that's a lie
There's only one world
We see it then we die

I'll have another to wash down this pity
Another toast to a horses ass
I'll have another whiskey and tears
You can leave the bottle
I'll use the same glass
I'm no danger to you
I'm no threat
I'm just lost inside this mirror
No one's found me yet

Make it a double this time
Is there really a frame for the mind?
I don't see anything holding up the sides
Lost in this mirror with no place to hide
Hit me one more time
Let me bend my elbow
Let me bend my life
Bend it as far as it can go
Give me one more shot
Place it right in front of me
I'll need to get a refill
More than twice
Way more than three

I'll have another drink all by myself
I drink alone, with no one else
I'll have another whiskey and tears
It's my usual
I've been drinking it for years
I'm no danger to you
I'm no threat
I'm just lost in this mirror
No one's found me yet

No I'm not driving
I won't get behind the wheel
I lost control years ago
I'll never forget how that feels
I was always searching for the other side
Not always willing to take the ride
I'll sit right here and have another round
Sit in the darkness without a sound
That's my planned night out
I know it's not worth a shout
Just pour another shot
Even when I say when don't ever stop

I'll have another to wash down my pride
I just want to see what's on the other side
I'll have another whiskey and tears
It's been my signature drink for many of years
I'm no danger to you at all
Yes I'm no threat
I'm just lost inside this mirror
No one's found me yet

Can't you see me here inside?
Reflecting back for all to see
I'm right here I won't hide
Please see me and set me free
Here I sit all by myself
Sitting in the darkness
Drinking from the top shelf

I'll have another drink to wash down my self pity
Another toast to myself
I'll have another whiskey and tears
You'll find it on the top shelf
I'm no danger to you
Yes, I'm no threat
I'm just lost in this mirror
No one has found me yet

I always drank the very best
A shelf above the rest
It's best shaken with tears
It's made them easier to swallow all of these years
It washes down my foolish pride
Until I have nothing left to hide
Lost in this reflection of the mind
Standing in that short line
On the other end of time

I'll have another drink of self pity
Another toast to a horses ass
I'll have another whiskey and tears
You can leave the glass
I'm no danger to you
I'm no threat
I'm just lost inside this mirror
No one's found me yet

I'll have another round all by myself
I'll have another whiskey and tears
You'll find it on the top shelf
It's not over there, it's over here
Pour me another, bottoms up
That's the cheer I want to hear
Now and then I change thing up
I chase it with a beer

I did this and I've done that
I alone held the reins
Now I'm drowning in my own tears
I'm the only one to blame
I'll have another to wash down this pity
Another toast to a horses ass
I'll have another whiskey and tears
You can leave the bottle
I'll use this same dirty glass

09/07/2014

Author's Note: a lyric

Posted on 09/08/2014
Copyright © 2021 Thomas K. Hunt

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by A. Paige White on 09/08/14 at 11:55 PM

I would love to hear it put to music. At the current point of my life it is quite.... Poignant. Ahem. And what a joke too. I like it quite a bit. Reminds me of April fools day over and over and over but never over.

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