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I Threw Away The Rose

This song is by Porter Wagoner and appears on the album The Bottom Of The Bottle (1968).

This song is a cover of "I Threw Away the Rose" by Merle Haggard.
Once I lived a life of wine and roses and I drank a lot back then for one concern
Success for me lay just around the corner
I thought my social friends would help me make the turn
But now I'm paying for the days of wine and roses a victim of the drunken life I chose
Now all my social friends look down their noses
'Cause I kept the wine and threw away the rose
(Steel - el.banjo)
I stood by and watched the bottle take control of me
The turn I made was not the one I'd planned
I watched my social standings slip away from me
While I watched the bottle slowly take command
And now I'm paying for...
'Cause I kept the wine and threw away the rose


Written by:

Merle Haggard

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