Between The Bars
Madeleine Peyroux Lyrics

Drink up, baby
Stay up all night
Things you could do
You won't, but you might

The potential you'll be
You'll never see
Promises you'll only make
Drink up with me now
And forget all about
Pressure of days
Do what I say
And I'll make you okay
And drive them away
Images stuck in your head

People you've been before
That you don't want around anymore
That push and shove and won't bend to your will
I'll keep them still

Drink up, baby
Look at the stars
And I'll kiss you again
Between the bars
Where I'm seeing you there
With your hands in the air
Waiting to finally be caught

Drink up one more time
And I'll make you mine
And keep you apart
Deep in my heart
Separate from the rest
Where I like you the best
Keep the things you forgot

The people you've been before
That you don't want around anymore
That push and shove and won't bend to your will
I'll keep them still

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Steven Paul Smith

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how it could be possible to make this song sadder, i don't understand, yet she has....that's a remarkable voice.


This song pulls me into stasis. This melancholy tune makes me unsure how I feel, but for some reason I gravitate to its vibe.

Jim Nelson

A soft and gently sung lyric about alcohol's seduction and enthrallment, of lost and broken promise. Elliot Smith has earned his place in the pantheon of truly great lyricists.


This woman has one of the smoothest voices I've ever heard! Great instrumentals accompanying her as well.


I thought I was going to hate this before I heard it, but it's lovely..stays true to the original with it's own magic. Very well done cover.

the deeliciousplum

Even after 10 listens of this beautiful song, it continues to be enchanting and quite a joy to explore. Keith Harvey described this gem quite eloquently.


Your voice and style make me think of Billie Holiday. Great voice, great rendition.

Nostalgic Gaming

I LOVE THIS VERSION! The blues-ey-ness of it is so powerful and sudductive, and I think it's the best cover I've heard of the song.

Jesse Kuffo

I've been listening to this song since 2007, never gets old

Pascal Janssen

Amazing! She completely owns the song and manages to add to it.

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