Song of a Drinking Man

by June's Garden

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released December 15, 2013

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June's Garden Valkeakoski, Finland

Founded in 2011, June's Garden plays americana-influenced rock with an undertone of traditional Finnish twang. The group hails from Western Finland and it consists of Jesse Soini (vocals), Joni Karvinen (guitars), Johannes Mansikka-aho (bass) and Pekka Juntunen (drums). ... more

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Track Name: Song of a Drinking Man
Song of a Drinking Man

Even the midnight rain
can't wash away the scent of a drunkard
When against the plastered wind
I stumble to your place from the local bar
Let me in, I won't pass out
and I will leave before the break of dawn
Don't wake the kids,
just tell 'em dad loves 'em when I'm gone

We could've had it all
happiness and mediocrity
But I found a greater love,
oh what a fool a man can be
I fell for its deceit
and lost my daughters, lost my wife
And still in my darkest hour
I told myself I had the time of my life

Why I booze, why I drink
The reason is simpler than you think
Not to escape, not because I'm weak
It just makes life a little less bleak

I know I've done mistakes, I've done wrong
I will make it better, always the same song
Desperate chase for that high
There's a strand of hope in my bald-faced lie
When I give the bottle a good French kiss
Deeper I fall into the dark abyss
The promise is forgotten along with the dram
People never change, I'm who I am

I'm sorry for the hurt I've caused,
for what I've done there's no excuse
Before you start your preaching,
try walk a mile in my beggar's shoes
No, I don't expect your trust,
I don't need you to treat me like a snake
Won't you throw me a fiver
so I get a fix to get rid of the shakes

Why I booze, why I drink
The reason is simpler than you think
Not to escape, not because I'm weak
It just makes life a little less bleak

I know I've done mistakes, I've done wrong
I will make it better, always the same song
Desperate chase for that high
There's a strand of hope in my bald-faced lie
When I give the bottle a good French kiss
Deeper I fall into the dark abyss
The promise is forgotten along with the dram
People never change, I'm who I am...
Track Name: Perfect Strangers
Perfect Strangers

Bending in my hands the card you sent from New York
You had to cross Atlantic before I felt close to you
But is it so, lil’ sis, that we've become so estranged
that all we have to say can fit into a few lines?

Cut off ties - the bond still remains
We are the perfect strangers who've met somewhere in time in previous life

If I could I would go back in time and change the moment we drifted apart,
and I wouldn't let you leave
If I could I would go back in time and be the brother I should have been
But what's once been broken can't be the same again

I'm really sorry for all the birthdays I've missed
Maybe I'm selfish or I don't know how to approach
I man up and call you to say it's all alright
Before you answer, cowardly I hang up

Chained by blood, hearts apart
We are the perfect strangers who are sharing the mutual déjà-vu

If I could I would go back in time and change the moment we drifted apart,
and I wouldn't let you leave
If I could I would go back in time and be the brother I should have been

'Cause you cannot change what you're afraid of
You cannot miss what you haven't lost

If I could I would go back in time and change the moment we drifted apart,
and I wouldn't let you leave

If I could I would go back in time and change the moment we drifted apart,
and I wouldn't let you leave
If I could I would go back in time and be the brother I should have been

'Cause you cannot change what you're afraid of
You cannot miss what you haven't lost