Sugar and Flame

Sugar and Flame


Lyrics by Mat Greaves. Music by Tadgh Jordan.

Come gather my friends, I tell tale to you
I swear on my guitar every word it is true
I don’t mean to brag about our drinking skills
For the stuff that we’ve had, well most men it would kill.

We’ve had Happy Jack’s ale,
We’ve had Johnny Jump Up,
We’ve had Winter Cider fill all of our cups.
They all have left hangovers of unspeakable pain,
But there’s one drink that drove all us gypsies insane

No never, no never, no never again
If we live to be a hundred or a hundred and ten
After drinking absinthe life was never the same
The Green Fairy’s weapons are sugar and flame.

I like red wine, I like vodka as well
When they offered me absinthe, I said, “What the hell?”
But when I woke up, I woke up a mess
In a cauldron of borscht in a black velvet dress.

We were kidnapped by nomads who took us away
We drank up our absinthe and started to pray
We broke through our chains in a magical rage
Bent the steel bars and escaped our cage.

No never, no never, no never again
If we live to be a hundred or a hundred and ten
After drinking absinthe life was never the same
The Green Fairy’s weapons are sugar and flame.

I can drink more than most anyone here
When they offered me absinthe, I drank without fear.
It killed me but absinthe, my soul did pray,
I revived and dug myself out of my grave.

Now I deal with potions, elixirs and such,
When they offered me absinthe, I said “Not too much.”
It gave me a power that burnt from within,
I punched out Nosferatu then strangled a Djinn.

No never, no never, no never again
If we live to be a hundred or a hundred and ten
After drinking absinthe life was never the same
The Green Fairy’s weapons are sugar and flame.

Now I’m quite outspoken, but not much for size
I just had a shot full, thinking it wise
I howl like banshee and I fall into trance.
I woke up the dead and I led them in dance

I drink bottle of absinthe, went out like a light,
Woke up my friends in the middle of the night
They hear thumping noise, look over with scare
I was crawling like demon from the top of the stairs

No never, no never, no never again
If we live to be a hundred or a hundred and ten
After drinking absinthe life was never the same
The Green Fairy’s weapons are sugar and flame.

We were playing at pub, pirates broke in.
We offered them absinthe with gobliny grin.
We all succumbed to the Green Fairy’s powers
Woke up in their clothes, they woke up in ours.

Now the green fairy’s business is insanity
We’re all living proof here, now as you can see
We forewarned, be careful, be cautious, beware,
If you’re drinking absinthe, make sure you share!

No never, no never, no never again
If we live to be a hundred or a hundred and ten
After drinking absinthe life was never the same
The Green Fairy’s weapons are sugar and flame.

(repeat)

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