Bright Eyes - Well Whiskey Lyrics




I get my whiskey from a well, except on holidays then it's on the top shelf.
But tonite I don't mind if I spend a little more because you are a tolerant woman and the world is at war.
I know you witnessed my decline.
You used to push back the darkness like a floodlight,
but tonight that is a secret like the soul of a whore that if you want to have fun you will just have to ignore.
Now let my troubles solve themselves.
I used to get involved but I'm just no help, but tonight let's pretend that we are just like we were.
Let me stay until the morning I will sleep on the floor.
And we can talk in circles, no dollar figures, just what is owed or paid.
And you can make predictions I know you see the future and I agree.
We agree tonight is not happening.

When I got dry as a desert I got mean.
I was as lonely and empty as a canteen.
With no anesthetic you are bound to be sore but tonight I and drinking all peaceful and warm.
And just when I got fed up with the gray sky.
The sun came out of nowhere like a bar fight.
And it knocke out the wind and it bruised me with light.
And I felt grateful for living just like I feel tonight.
I know that you feel safer in a group where you could be anyone or they could be you.
But tonight we'll take risks that you can afford.
You still have bars on your window and a hole in your door.
So we can talk in circles around a dirty mirror.
Night trickles down our throats.
And we could make a timeline to last our whole lives but we don't know.
No one knows what is further up the road.
Just wait and see. Just wait and see.
All in time. All in time.





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Bright Eyes Well Whiskey Comments
  1. bourgoinm1

    he’s a different breed and he hits the soul like no other artist can.

  2. Mark Magallanes

    Cheers to everyone motherfucker...

  3. sethaaron

    I noticed that and he was very clearly antagonizing me as soon as he dropped me off

  4. Hero Alas

    I Felt Grateful For Livin, Just Like I Feel Tonight.

  5. TastyKibble11

    I get my whiskey from a well, except on holidays then it's on the top shelf.
    But tonite I don't mind if I spend a little more because you are a tolerant woman and the world is at war.
    I know you witnessed my decline.
    You used to push back the darkness like a floodlight,
    but tonight that is a secret like the soul of a whore that if you want to have fun you will just have to ignore.
    Now let my troubles solve themselves.
    I used to get involved but I'm just no help, but tonight let's pretend that we are just like we were.
    Let me stay until the morning I will sleep on the floor.
    And we can talk in circles, no dollar figures, just what is owed or paid.
    And you can make predictions I know you see the future and I agree.
    We agree tonight is not happening. 

    When I got dry as a desert I got mean.
    I was as lonely and empty as a canteen.
    With no anesthetic you are bound to be sore but tonight I and drinking all peaceful and warm.
    And just when I got fed up with the gray sky.
    The sun came out of nowhere like a bar fight.
    And it knocke out the wind and it bruised me with light.
    And I felt grateful for living just like I feel tonight.
    I know that you feel safer in a group where you could be anyone or they could be you.
    But tonight we'll take risks that you can afford.
    You still have bars on your window and a hole in your door.
    So we can talk in circles around a dirty mirror.
    Night trickles down our throats.
    And we could make a timeline to last our whole lives but we don't know.
    No one knows what is further up the road.
    Just wait and see. Just wait and see.
    All in time. All in time.

  6. Comrade Seb

    Of course you have to monetize it so you can make money off of other people's music

    lyinsroar

    geez louise you know youtube has media matching bots, its the label striking it and getting revenue how long have you been here man

  7. Natalie Johnson

    I saw him live a couple weeks ago, he played/sang his heart out for hours it was beautiful. he played this one it was awesome.

    Martin Vassolo

    Natalie Johnson I'm gonna see him in October. What was the song range like? I expect lots of Ruminations/Saluations.

  8. Bob Takahashi

    Amazingly talented human being to the finest of ALL things created by Man. He must be God, I tell ya!
    ~Jenn Takahashi<3 XoXo

  9. mads thomsen

    And where is this piece from? I love discovering Bright Eyes and Oberst B-sides.

    Derek Janni

    +mads thomsen lua ep

  10. BigMemphisMook

    I'm not supposed to like this song as much as I do

    S J

    embrace it

  11. Derek Frey

    You used to push back the darkness like like a flood light :)

  12. Flinch Fu

    @HOWL70... Fred Durst

    Nunya bizness

    +Flinch Fu ...did it all for the nookie

    Flinch Fu

    Gemme sumthin' to BREAK!!!

  13. First Last

    mike lynch that's gay

    Justa Dude

    besides, Conor would probably be the one doing the boning..

  14. falseity111

    Right?

  15. FreethinkingSecularist

    This guy can write like the greats that wrote all the songs from the 60's and part of the 70's songs!
    Conner Oberst is his name I believe.

    Heather Donahue

    FreethinkingSecularist she

    robert lopez

    You’re wrong, he can write better.

  16. Andrew Ballantyne

    I love this song tho, but that still cracked me up

  17. Philip Ians

    silly cow

  18. bryce

    bright eyes forever

  19. tony bologna

    or has a different opinion

  20. thirtymilehigh

    I understand.

  21. Ricci Williams

    I'd go gay

  22. Jeny Tester

    i would love to share a bottle and a bag with this man <3

    Martin Janse van Rensburg

    Looking at your face you probably share too many bags and bottles in your life already.

  23. MixedMediaInk

    Reminds me of a kid who drinks nothing but Glenlivet...:) I miss your whiskey lips...

  24. Michael Pat

    i love bright eyes, i would totally bone conor (not gay)

    The Quirky Puns

    at least you said bone, not let him mount you, plus he has very feminine features..especially during the peak of his fame. i'll allow it.

  25. 777eimer

    @Graciefrance where are they playing 0:

  26. joseph garcia

    we need a love button for each of conors videos ha

  27. Victor

    @MrSleepology Well I gave it a listen and quite frankly... you just posted this here to promote. This is ass compared to Bright Eyes

    MrHarvestmc

    Victor lol

  28. Ally Andrews

    Shmexy and or Snazzy picture ya got dere ^^

  29. MrSleepology

    IF YOU LIKE BRIGHT EYES CHECK THIS BAND OUT
    sleepology.bandcamp.com

  30. deathreaper28

    Things white people like: Indie Music
    I'm white and couldn't agree more

  31. Larry Talbot

    I'm listening to some amazing musicians....Well done ...gents...:))

  32. nantes222

    @Graciefrance can't wait either!!!

  33. Arbie812

    I love this goddam song, man. <3

    Championette

    Arbie8327
    Word!! 💜

  34. Grace F

    Just got my ticket to see these on june 23rd. ohmygosh.

  35. paige meridith

    @elizabetc b-side is a state of mind. shame on you.

  36. elizabetc

    Con Obe at his best. I can't believe this was relegated to b-side status.

  37. nealhen

    "Cus you're a tolerant woman and the world is at war"

  38. nealhen

    What album / EP is this from??

  39. Dallas Shenher

    thank you sooooo much for adding this song, its my favorite and ive been hoping someone will add it on youtube soon :)

  40. CaliforniaJoker1

    Love this song.