ALCO-HALL OF FAME
by Desmond Kelly
This one is dedicated to all the alcoholics out there. Before I point the finger at anyone, had I remained in Ceylon, in “THE ROYAL CEYLON NAVY”, I would not even have been writing this for my good readers of eLanka & Lanka Times today, I’d probably be pushing up the green grasses of my “Lovely Island Home”, for quite sometime now. Anyway, that is another “story”.
A, “Country Gentleman” by the name of Wayne Kemp sings the song and sings it well. It is available on “You-Tube”. Listen, please, all you “elbow-benders”. These “lyrics” are meant for you.
IT TOOK A WHILE TO GET HERE, IT DIDN’T HAPPEN OVER-NIGHT IT STARTED WITH A “SOCIAL DRINK”, NOW DRINKIN’S MY WHOLE LIFE I LOST THE WOMAN WHO LOVED ME, AND I’M THE ONLY ONE TO BLAME CAUSE I’M THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE ALCOHOL OF FAME
YES, I’LL RECEIVE A “MASS-APPLAUSE”, WHEN I PERFORM HERE EVERY NIGHT AND I GET MY RECOGNITION, IN THE FLASHY NEON-LIGHT GUESS, EVERYBODY KNOWS ME, THEY CAN EVEN CALL MY NAME CAUSE, I’M THE LATEST MEMBER, OF THE ALCOHOL OF FAME
NOT MANY MEN CAN CLAIM THEY REACH THE TOP AT WHAT THEY DO BUT IF YOU WERE HERE, I’M SURE YOU’D FIND, WE’RE MORE THAN JUST A FEW NOW, YOU MAY “LOOK-DOWN” ON ME, BUT IT’S HARD TO FEEL ASHAMED WHEN I’M THE LATEST MEMBER, OF THE ALCOHOL OF FAME
YES, I’LL RECEIVE ALL MY “GOOD VOTES”, EVERY NIGHT BY CLOSING TIME BY THE TIME MY GLASS IS EMPTY, I’LL BE A LEGEND, WHICH IS JUST FINE NOW, EVERY-ONE HERE KNOWS ME, THEY CAN EVEN CALL MY NAME FOR I’M THE NEWEST MEMBER, OF THE ALCOHOL OF FAME YES, I’M AN OLD-CHARTED MEMBER, IN THE ALCOHOL OF FAME.
P.S. Please excuse any “typho” errors.
(Sober) Star of eLanka.