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LADY AT THE BAR
Written by: Barry P. Foley
Copyright © 23 August 2013

In a quiet little bar, north of San Antone
She drank her whiskey straight, as she sat there all alone
She didn't talk to nobody, except Billy, behind the bar
He barely knew her name, it hadn't gone that far

I watched her from the stage, from 9 to 1 am
Every Friday night, always the same routine
Billy made sure the guys, all let her be
Those who got out of line, would soon be on the street

The Lady at the bar, drinking her Green Label
Numbing her emotions, trying to be strong & stable
I tried to find a song, somehow touch her heart
It's sad to see a Lady, whose world was falling apart

Billy's told me late one night, she spoke about her man
He was never home, she just couldn't understand
She knew there was old lover, something he denied
She was drinking her courage to leave, she was tired of his lies

Couple months later, much to my surprise
The old boss was behind the bar, anger in his eyes
Billy and the money, were nowhere to be found
Rumor was that Billy and the Lady had skipped town

The Lady at the bar, drinking her Green Label
Numbing her emotions, trying to be strong & stable
Maybe she heard a song that could mend her broken heart
And her life with Billy, she'll have a fresh new start