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Raise Your Glass (live)

from Live at the Boxcar by Vagabondage



The first song that Vagabondage ever wrote, this sweet song of drinking with friends, pounding the streets together, and general lost adventures has always been a favorite of audiences to sing, sway, and dance along to. Hoist those beverages!


Raise your glass of ale tonight
Raise it to flourescent lights
'Cause soon enough this night will end
And we will find the street again

You were such a gorgeous mess
Guys tried to light your cigarettes
The flames would dance around your dress
As you drink your whiskey singing


You were always what I need
But you could not control your speed
I reach for your hand but it's never there
I still have that lock of hair


I thought that we would just be friends
And stick together 'til the end
But you and I aren't what we need
And now we sing on broken feet


Summer flies and winter falls
Soon we'll be trapped inside these walls
So drink to freedom and drink to friends
'Cause soon enough this night will end


from Live at the Boxcar, released October 12, 2011
John Flaw: guitar, vocals
Emchy: accordion, vocals
Hans Winold: upright bass


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Vagabondage is a Bay Area, California based folk-punk band that was born over nachos and wine on a tiny stage in an empty theater in San Francisco’s Mission District. With flasks held high, they play songs of heartbreak, hope, and doom, and have been getting people up on their feet to yell, drink, and sing along to their original songs since 2008. ... more

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