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Home for a Rest
Spirit of the West Lyrics


You'll have to excuse me, I'm not at my best
I've been gone for a month, I've been drunk since I left
These so called vacations will soon be my death
I'm so sick from the drink, I need home for a rest

We arrived in December and London was cold
We stayed in the bars along Charing Cross Road
We never saw nothin' but brass taps and oak
Kept a shine on the bar with the sleeves of our coats

You'll have to excuse me, I'm not at my best
I've been gone for a week, I've been drunk since I left
And these so called vacations will soon be my death
I'm so sick from the drink, I need home for a rest
Take me home

Euston Station, the train journey north
In the buffet car we lurched back and forth
Past old crooked dikes, through Yorkshire's green fields
We were flung into dance as the train jigged and reeled

You'll have to excuse me, I'm not at my best
I've been gone for a week, I've been drunk since I left
And these so called vacations will soon be my death
I'm so sick from the drink, I need home for a rest
Take me home

By the light of the moon she'd drift through the streets
A rare old perfume so seductive and sweet
She'd tease us and flirt as the pubs all closed down
Then walk us on home and deny us a round

You'll have to excuse me, I'm not at my best
I've been gone for a month, I've been drunk since I left
These so called vacations will soon be my death
I'm so sick from the drink, I need home for a rest
Take me home

The gas heater's empty, it's damp as a tomb
The spirits we drank are now ghosts in the room
I'm knackered again, come on sleep take me soon
And don't lift up my head 'til the twelve bells of noon

You'll have to excuse me, I'm not at my best
I've been gone for a month, I've been drunk since I left
And these so called vacations will soon be my death
I'm so sick from the drink, I need home for a rest
Take me home

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Geoffrey Kelly, John Fraser Mann

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waivedwench

A surefire way to find out if there are any Canadians around. Play this and see who goes crazy at the first few notes!!

lothar

@You Must Be Bored. OMG stop it I I almost died laughing. 2 yrs later. LOL

Kyle Snow

6 years later and as a Canadian I can still confirm this fact.... bud

Stephanie marsh

@Anti-HyperLink not true

Stephanie marsh

That's me!! And my family
..its a tradition for our gatherings. Especially weddings!!! Whooohoo! We all dance and jig the whole song.
Gather around in a circle and showcase different couples in the middle. Our Canadian version of soul train lol

julie hoefer

Haaaha. Buffalo. Born and raised. I also had a few Northern Pike cassettes....
Had to buy Fully Completely at the Eaton Center when Soundgarden opened for Pearl Jam opened for Uncle Neil. Im jumping around....

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Aime Hutton

RIP sir. You are now home for a rest. You will be missed.

William Hardway

Im gonna sing this song to the heavens. Keep your morose sadness. Thats not the Canadian way. You all need to drink more and SING WITH ME!

William Hardway

No time for that

William Hardway

Fuck being sad

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