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Roger Miller
"The Best Of All Possible Worlds" lyrics

The Best Of All Possible Worlds

I was running through the summer rain
Trying to catch that evening train
And kill that old familiar pain
Weaving through my tangled brain
But when I tipped my bottle back
I smacked into a cop I didn't see

That policeman said Mr Cool
If you're ain't drunk then you're a fool
I said well if that's against the law
Then tell me why I never saw
A man locked in that jail of yours
That wasn't just as lowdown poor as me

Well that was when someone turned out the lights
And I wound up in jail to spend the nights
And dream of all the wine and lonely girls
In this best of all possible worlds

Well I woke up next morning
Feeling like my head was gone
And like my thick old tongue
Was licking something sick and wrong
And I told that man I'd sell my soul
For something wet and cold in that old cell

Well, that kindly jailer just grinned at me
All eaten up with sympathy
Then he bought himself another beer
And came and whispered in my ear
That booze was just a dime a bottle
Boy you couldn't even buy the smell

I said I knew there was something
I liked about this town
But it takes more than that
To bring me down down down down
But there's still a lot of wine and lonely girls
In this best of all possible worlds

Well they finally came and they told me
They was a gonna set me free
And I'd be leaving town
If I knew what was good for me
I said it's nice to learn
That everybody's so concerned
About my health

I said I won't be leaving
No more quicker than I fastly can
Cause I've enjoyed about this much
Of this as I can stand
And I don't need this town of yours
More than I never needed nothing else

Cause there's still a lotta drinks that I ain't drunk
Lots of pretty thoughts that I ain't never thought
Oh yeah
Lord there's still so many lonely girls
In this best of all possible worlds