10cc - The Anonymous Alcoholic Lyrics

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You walk in the room
The folks are all there
With glasses in hand
But you can't take the band
So you head for the bar
The barman's well stocked
He knows where you're at
He offers a drink
But you can't take none of that
(No you can't take none of that)

Everybody's having fun
So why be the one
Who's out in the cold
It's not good enough
You made a deal with yourself
You said you'd never take another drop
Your craving's big, your livers shot
You'd give a million for a solitary drop

You take your first belt
It tastes like pure hell
The second one drops
Intentions are shot
Well you think you might as well
You take another sip
You get to likin' it
The music sounds hip
So you head for the floor
(So you head for the floor)
Yea yea yea yea yea

Well you step out on the dance floor
And you grab at your boss's wife
You've been longing to hold her close
For the whole of your working life
And the band played on

Move your ***
Well your hostess is lookin' mad
As your hands start to wander
And your boss is gonna get you now
He's gonna put you six feet under
You get walked out the door
And your feet don't touch the floor
You're never gonna see 'em no more

The dawn starts to break
Your heads a big ache
You're lyin' in bed
You're back from the dead
And your mouth feels like old leather
(Old leather)
Never do it again
(You'll never do it again)

Everyone was havin' fun
But you were the one
Kicked out in the cold
You slept in your clothes
You let 'em down
Down at the club
You know your confidence got to take the rub
Your boss is sore
You've had your chance
He says he never wants to see you again
Don't want to see you again
(Don't want to see you again)

You've got to dry out
The boys have found out
It's the end of the line
But it's martini time
So you head for the bar..r...r..r..r..r

Oh where am I now
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Dreadlock Holiday
  • 2 For You and I
  • 3 Take These Chains
  • 4 Shock on the Tube (Don't Want Love)
  • 5 Last Night
  • 6 The Anonymous Alcoholic
  • 7 Reds in My Bed
  • 8 Life Line
  • 9 Tokyo
  • 10 Old Mister Time
  • 11 From Rochdale to Ocho Rios
  • 12 Everything You Wanted to Know About !!! (Exclamation Marks)

  • Credits
    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
    writers: Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman
    album: Track 6 in album Bloody Tourists
    release date: 1978-9
    popularity : 143 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Reggae Pop
    styles: Soft Rock/Pop Rock/Reggae-Pop
    length: 5:43
    remixer: Eric Stewart
    producer: Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman
    drums: Stuart Tosh, Paul Burgess and Stuart Tosh
    mixer: Eric Stewart
    engineer: Keith Bessey, Eric Stewart and Tony Spath
    electric guitar: Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman and Rick Fenn
    arranger: 10cc
    background vocals: Graham Gouldman, Rick Fenn and Stuart Tosh
    grand piano: Duncan Mackay
    saxophone: Rick Fenn
    slide guitar: Eric Stewart
    trombone: Stuart Tosh
    bongos: Stuart Tosh
    congas: Paul Burgess and Stuart Tosh
    background vocals & lead vocals: Eric Stewart
    bass guitar: Graham Gouldman
    Moog: Rick Fenn
    horn: Rick Fenn
    writer: Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman
    Album Information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin