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The Alcohol Of Fame

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Marge Tindal
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The Alcohol Of Fame
~Marge Tindal~ 1999

When I hit the stage,
a young man of twenty-three.
They said that I could sing,
it was in the heart of me.

When the singing's done
and I've had my share of the spotlight,
who's gonna be there to remember
if I lived my life right?

I've been the 'Possum'
and I've been the tire,
I've laid on the road,
under the influence of desire.

They will remember my songs,
but, will they remember my name,
when they induct me
into the Alcohol Of Fame?

I've had many women,
in my life I've had no shame.
But who's gonna love me
in the Alcohol Of Fame?

When my songs are sung
and I'm living off my name,
who's gonna applaud me
in the Alcohol Of Fame?

I've come close to death
many times in this game,
but never closer
than the Alcohol Of Fame.

Oh, they're gonna put me
in the Alcohol Of Fame.
Give me a marker
inscribed with my name.

I'm gonna go down
in the books of history
as the old 'Possum',
playing possum,
in the Alcohol Of Fame.

Copyright 1999 ~Marge Tindal~
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*My personal tribute to the old 'Possum' himself, George Jones. ~M~



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Marge,
Was that alcohol of Fame?
Or alcohol of Lame?
Enjoyed the read.
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By the third stanza, I knew who you were writing about...

when he does well, he is excellent. 'Nuff said.

You? You're excellent all the time!
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