Bitter Drinking Man

Song Description

Taken from the 2012 album, Fires of Home by Rosedale Crossing. Full band and album details available at

Song Length 4:48 Genre Folk - Contemporary, Folk - Alternative
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Cheerless, Tranquil Subject Regret, Lost Love
Similar Artists Ryan Adams, Cat Stevens Language English
Era 2000 and later


Two months in winter
Two months til spring
She held his thinking
She took him in
She told him stay boy
Don't dream of home
But they slept alone

She had her reasons
Her diamond rings
Two score seasons
Of pretty things
And he was skilled
In so many ways
Still, the union waned

So try and be tranquil
For promises they fade
Live with the consequence
Of the choices you've made
It's not what you wanted
But it's what has come to pass
And it's a long lonely life
If you're a bitter-drinking man

The rooms were spartan
The pleasure brief
She found her conscience
In five short weeks
And left him cold
And ill-prepared
He grieves for what they'd shared

Lyrics Rosedale Crossing Music Rosedale Crossing
Producer Rosedale Crossing Publisher Rosedale Crossing
Performance Rosedale Crossing Label Rosedale Crossing
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