Who Sang The Bottle? The Christians

The Christians Happy in Hell cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
Style: Pop Rock/Soul
length: 4:41
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Lyrics
Time after time

See that black boy over there, runnin' scared
his ol' man's in a bottle.
He done quit his 9 to 5 to drink full time
so now he's livin' in the bottle.
See that Black boy over there, runnin' scared
his ol' man got a problem
p___ed off d___ near everything, his ol'
woman's weddin' ring for a bottle.

And don't you think it's a crime
when time after time,
And don't you think it's a crime
when time after time, people in the bottle.

See that sister, she look fine before she
started drinkin' wine
from the bottle.
Said her ol' man committed a crime
and he's doin' time,
so now she's in the bottle.
She's out there on the avenue, all by herself
sho' needs help from the bottle.
Preacherman tried to help her out,
she cussed him out and hit him in the head with a bottle.
And don't you think it's a crime
when time after time, people in the bottle.

See that gent in the wrinkled suit
he done d___ near blown his cool
to the bottle
He wuz a doctor helpin' young girls along
if they wuzn't too far gone to have problems.
But defenders of the dollar eagle
Said "What you doin', Doc, it ain't legal,"
and now he's in the bottle.
Now we watch him everyday tryin' to
chase the pigeons away
from the bottle.
And don't you think it's a crime
when time after time, people in the bottle.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 What's in a Word
  • 2 Uninvited Guest
  • 3 Garden of Love
  • 4 Say It Isn't So, Part 2
  • 5 Father
  • 6 The Bottle
  • 7 Storms
  • 8 Slip Away
  • 9 Learn to Love
  • 10 Still Small Voice
  • 11 Happy in Hell (a cappella)

  • Release information
    label: Island
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 743211071628
    script: Latin