Tod Moses

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

03:06
Fujita 5
04/13/2013
Tod Moses

Story

In a way, this song is an answer to 'Raca'.  "It's not as fatalistic as it just might appear".  This Alt-Country foot stomper delivers the message to "lighten up a little, add some joy into your life"  If you have begun to sense a theme here you are right, and that theme is probably best summed up with the lyrics to this song.  Life is short, so soldier on passed the pain and take hold of whatever joy life brings you.

Lyrics

I saw a man out on the street with some asphalt for a bed

He asked me for a dollar like that's all he ever had

I said you must be joking, you'll  just use if for some booze

He told me that's the one bet on which I couldn't loose

He said he'd trusted everything and found it all a lie

So eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we may die.

 

I knew a man named Washboard Bill who thought he'd lost his mind

Till he found it at the bottom of gully feelin' fine

He said that when you're lying with a knife stuck in your heart

It changes your perspective about where you need to start

Said I used to worry but now I don't have time

So eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we may die

 

I knew a girl named Sally who'd been locked up in room

Then been left abandoned, swept up like with a broom

So she got her act together and she took it on the road

But the ghosts just kept on haunting her and adding to the load

I asked he for the answers she said I don't know why

Just eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we may die

 

There was politician who thought he'd change the world

But his dreams had all been shattered when he found he was no good

Said if you want to change the system gotta do it from within

He wasn't talkin bout the government he was talkin about him

See people are just people from Boston to Shanghais

So eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we may die

 

The moral of this story is not what gets you through the night

And it isn't either giving up, at least not without a fight

It's not as fatalistic as it just might appear

I'd rather die from heartache than live a life of fear.

So lighten up a little, add some joy into your life

And eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we may die