bottle of smoke lyrics – the pogues

“bottle of smoke”

thanks and praises
thanks to jesus
i bet on the bottle of smoke
i went to h*ll
and to the races
to bet on the bottle of smoke

the day being clear
the sky being bright
he came up on the left
like a streak of light
like a drunken f*ck
on a sat*rday night
up came the bottle of smoke

twenty f*cking five to one
my gambling days are done
i bet on a horse called the bottle of smoke
and my horse won

stewards inquiries
swift and fiery
i had the bottle of smoke
inquisitions and suppositions
i had the bottle of smoke
f*ck the stewards
a trip to lourdes
might give the old f*ckers
the power of sight
screaming springers and stoppers
and call out coppers
but the money still gleams in my hand like a light

bookies cursing
cars reversing
i had the bottle of smoke
gl*sses steaming
vessels bursting
i had the bottle of smoke
slip a fifty to the wife
and for each brat a crisp new five
to give me a break on a sat*rday night
when i had the bottle of smoke

priests and maidens
drunk as pagans
they had the bottle of smoke
sins forgiven and celebrations
they had the bottle of smoke

f*ck the yanks
and drink their wives
the moon is clear
the sky is bright
i’m happy as the horses sh*te
up came the bottle of smoke

/ the pogues lyrics