Alison Krauss - Whiskey Lullaby Lyrics




She put him out like the burnin' end of a midnight cigarette
She broke his heart he spent his whole life tryin' to forget
We watched him drink his pain away a little at a time
But he never could get drunk enough to get her off his mind
Until the night

[1st Chorus]
He put that bottle to his head and pulled the trigger
And finally drank away her memory
Life is short but this time it was bigger
Than the strength he had to get up off his knees
We found him with his face down in the pillow
With a note that said I'll love her till I die
And when we buried him beneath the willow
The angels sang a whiskey lullaby

[Sing lullaby]

The rumors flew but nobody knew how much she blamed herself
For years and years she tried to hide the whiskey on her breath
She finally drank her pain away a little at a time
But she never could get drunk enough to get him off her mind
Until the night

[2nd Chorus]
She put that bottle to her head and pulled the trigger
And finally drank away his memory
Life is short but this time it was bigger
Than the strength she had to get up off her knees
We found her with her face down in the pillow
Clinging to his picture for dear life
We laid her next to him beneath the willow
While the angels sang a whiskey lullaby





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  1. CamoBoy 06

    22 years old and I know this life of depression. You will never be the same. The words”She put him out” is something that sticks with me everyday. All you can do is your best You can’t make people stay or love you and that’s what hurts the most. The worst pain you ever face is pain from within your household, not outside.

  2. Tesla Einstein Space-Time

    No matter how many times I hear this, it just sounds like harmonic perfection. So great, so sad, I always flow.

  3. Crazy Madone416

    my absolutely favourite song hands down. it has helped me so much and still does till this day and im 23 years saying this is his all time favourite songs. most people around my age will say hip hop or rap song but this right is here music about real life. it actually hurts so much just thinking of this happening this people. this song has absolutely saved me from suicidal thoughts when i was around 18 going all the way to 21

  4. Jess Davis

    You can be stupid and cheat and truly regret it. Happened to me and my ex-fiance early in our relationship. We ended up being together six years after that. The cheating was not what tore us apart.

  5. Dustin King

    Fuck... Why do I do this to myself... As much as she hurt me I can't let her go

  6. Danny Allen

    Song starts at 2:19

  7. Ashley Slayer

    Beautiful and sad story .

  8. Tete Jamatia

    We have so much to learn from this story

    This song is underrated btw

  9. Jordyn Lawhorn

    Who's listening in December of 2019?

  10. Rihan Dadu

    Make me cry every time😭😭😭😭😭

  11. Ryker Allshouse

    Make me cry everytime😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  12. Onyx1916

    Anyone here in December 2019?

  13. Fallen beauty

    *Kenya🇰🇪*

  14. Rubi G

    Sucks to love the wrong person lose trust forever when u had a big heart once

    Ashley Slayer

    Exactly.

  15. Rubi G

    Thes things go both ways its the people who dont have a heart and can trust that change and r never the same loving cretures they once were dont have hope any more destroys there beings sucks

  16. Rick O'Shea

    Obvious rip off from the George Jones song

  17. Gemma Alcain

    This song is very nice to hear. Still listening in the month of December 👌

  18. Lunatunacat32

    (In loving memory of Olivia my cat All of my fish All of my chickens And all of my family I have loved and have not forgotten 😥😰😨😱😓😓😓😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 :()

  19. Nadine Gardner

    This song is so beutiful but sad and the video is even sader makes me cry

  20. Jeff Forbess

    Near perfect country song

  21. Boaz Ochieng

    Closing the year 2019 with this

  22. Cap'n Cottontail

    Does anyone else think she actually should feel bad and blame herself? I feel like this song completely absolves her of any wrong

  23. Lee Suhyeon

    Omg this music i feel cry i touch already she is destroyed her life.. good morning watching from south Korea

  24. Green Acres

    After coming back from war a guy would be vulnerable. Apparently this happens way to many times.

  25. anamarieus

    such a powerful video... makes you think...

  26. Jessica T

    Décember 2019?

  27. Oulkouch Mustapha

    Make me cray so bad !

  28. Gerard Roche

    Born 1919 died 1947 she put the bottle in her head and pulled the trigger

  29. Mega Rayquaza

    Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss you bloody geniuses

  30. Terrence Lapensee

    7 years of depression & anxiety I’ve been cheated on my friend and ex did me wrong I always ask my self why me, was I not good enough 😭 only thing to kill the pain is to drink myself to sleep 😴 I lost everything my ex won’t let me see my kids. It’s hard to love again you don’t trust anybody anymore .

  31. Mega Rayquaza

    still cant listen to this song without chiral infection (crying) and im 15

  32. Claudia Franco

    Padre de jesucristo

  33. Claudia Franco

    Jehova es Dios de la imensidad.

  34. Eris Rodriguez

    Sad she broke his heart

  35. midnytthunda

    I will NEVER understand why people, especially men, get married before going away for work or school for long periods of time. Human nature and natural urges are real. at some point the emotions must be suppressed temporarily by reason.

    midnytthunda

    @PF she shouldn't do it period but unfortunately, we know our ideals don't mean shit in the face of reality.

    midnytthunda

    @PF bro, I'm saying that I agree that's it's bad, but in my opinion, it's bad no matter where it happens. point is you can't trust them mfs like that cus they far more likely to give into they natural urges than we are, even though society portrays the opposite. so we have two options, sit and blame them, which won't work because women are never held accountable for anything, orrrr, we can safeguard our asses and stop marrying them before leaving for school or work or any long period. that was my point for my original post, nothing more.

  36. Wilder brayan Perez galeano

    Bery good música

  37. Rachael Christmas

    I hate crying man

  38. Ibrock476ProG4mer 0.1

    is this based on a true story?

  39. Penguin

    December 2019 am here, wondering how easy people loose precious people

  40. Jani Ibrahim Jani Ibrahim

    😪😪😪

  41. Ella Ferguson

    this is a goood sondg

  42. Nicole Munoz

    Dec 2019

  43. Kathy LeFort

    It floors me

  44. Cindy Mccoy

    Sometimes i think it would be much easier to die than it is to live with constant heartache ....

  45. mysterious clay

    Some...Don't....Get It. Its okay 🤔😔😣❤💔💘

  46. KC SANDHYA

    This song remember the way sweety cheated me ..if she told the truth it was too easy me to forgive her...but....no....no....

  47. Charles Jurden

    I was here December 2019.

  48. Mr.361Xclusive40 Garza

    This has to be one of the greatest songs ever written

  49. Njuki Kariuki

    Rumours flew, she blamed herself... finely she died and buried next to her man!
    Does this mean the woman too loved her man genuinely?
    cheating is very costly.

  50. Jenn Grey

    My husband put me out ... like the burning end of a midnight cigarette..
    And now I spend my whole life depressed, angry all the time, sad, what's a smile?, crying.... 🥺🥺

  51. Mrs Judith

    😢😭😢😭

  52. Vic tor

    ᵃⁿʸᵒⁿᵉ ⁱⁿ ♬ ᵈᵉᶜᵉᵐᵇᵉʳ✮2019

    Antonio Dozal

    Yea im here

  53. Faiima Trindall

    I knew it! She couldn't keep her fork closed

  54. Austine Barasa

    Military service life itself had got him PTSD and catching her in bed with another lad just triggered all the worse.

  55. Holly Gray

    The ending is so fucking cool

  56. Carlos Garcia

    Let's hear it for the single

  57. Pema Udenzongpa

    All time favtouite

  58. Thupten Dorji

    After long time back m watching dis
    One of my fav song 😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️

  59. Mguys Mwenda

    Who is still here Dec 2019

  60. Devjit Warepam

    Any one still in 2022

  61. Robert Davis

    You know this is the worst thing a man can be put through while on his 2nd tour in Fallujah. For the longest time I blamed me if I just would have been home this wouldn't have happened. It has ruined my entire life just coming home and seeing what I've seen and going through what we went through is enough and thats gna always stick with me and my brothers. In my heart I knew things couldn't get worse and then I came home. I questioned why I came home. From then on I'm just not much good it seems. It's not fair for the woman I love to have to build me up again it's not fair to her to have to deal with me snapping and not trusting her. Elizabeth baby I love you so much.

    PHILLIP AYSCUE

    Your service is appreciated, Soldier. GOOD things will come. God Bless you

  62. Tipou Panmei

    I miss her, she cheated on me but I still can't live without her, what should I do, anyone please help me😓😓😓

  63. Cameron Lee Music

    Anyone here in Dec 2019? We're ending the decade!

  64. Zach Medrano

    I've been in his place. Don't feel bad for her.

    Hung Nation

    Zach Medrano agreed brother

  65. RickAhChet

    Anyone breaking into tears in 2019 before u can even sing the song? I know I am

  66. leland tuttle

    A 6:00, and again at 6:14..

  67. D Stiller

    Been gone for years but the bike started right back up.

  68. Jumprs22

    This song is a real thing for many service men and women. And its true. Many dont like the truth! But ya should. It means ya dont have to sit in the background. Love yall. Truth is hard for sone but for others its a realization.

  69. Bushcrattrattler Outdoors

    Hits deep when he says ill lover till i die

  70. JustChillin JustChillin

    Im speechless

  71. daniel gunnar

    I almost died from a delirium trements.

  72. First Last

    So, people dont take this video as an example. God created us to live, not to kill ourselves. There is so many people in this world from which you can be loved. On the end Jesus is always there for you, so dont you dare raise your hand on yourself.
    God bless.

  73. BACKbenchers

    She put him out like the burnin' end of a midnight cigarette
    She broke his heart, he spent his whole life tryin' to forget
    We watched him drink his pain away a little at a time
    But he never could get drunk enough to get her off his mind
    Until the night

    He put that bottle to his head and pulled the trigger
    And finally drank away her memory
    Life is short, but this time it was bigger
    Than the strength he had to get up off his knees
    We found him with his face down in the pillow
    With a note that said, 'I'll love her till I die.'
    And when we buried him beneath the willow
    The angels sang a whiskey lullaby

    The rumors flew but nobody knew how much she blamed herself
    For years and years she tried to hide the whiskey on her breath
    She finally drank her pain away a…

  74. Titan Cade

    Simple meaning: Stay faithful to your once loved, don't destroy the trust. Continue loving them til the day you die, and ever so after. You will eternally be grateful for what you have, if you don't contaminate the past. Understand what you have, while you have it, before you lose it. Absolutely, do not, modify your life for your comfort, just because you believe you're happy.

  75. Evans Kang'ara

    still listening in December

  76. Vwtroy troy

    Now I'm dehydrated, thanks alot

  77. Witza Franza

    Wowww I want to put any men through this ever, how can you even at rhe funeral? How wouldn't I would never forgive myself and I will mever date again.

  78. Nala Joy Natuplag

    Came back here after Katy Perry's Thinking of you. And it's December. 2019

  79. mgneil k

    3 exs , been cheated on twice , love is shit , it doesn't exist , it's just chemical imbalances in our brains

  80. james spiess

    DEE pressing :(

  81. David Jones

    This song hits hard hate cheaters

  82. Flickeda booger

    The Angels never sang - I got sober !!!!

  83. CJ Smith

    I was in the Air Force for 4 years. I had a next door neighbor in the dorms that had a woman. He came home from work and would tell me all about her. Then one day he stopped. Then the next day, as I left for PT my building was surrounded by MP cars and others. This shit is so prevalent, I knew instantly what had happened. I can still feel the weight of my head fall into my hands.

    Those out there who are dating/marrying servicemen: You’re their entire world.

  84. Tina Thomas

    Beautiful video..but so sad x

  85. Kristie McConnell

    To my sexy love u forever xxoo

  86. E& N

    Who's listening to this on December 2019

    Born 2 B Mensch

    I’m watching and listening. December 10, 2019.
    (What a haunting song)
    -Thanks to ALL that have served in the mighty military of the USA.
    -Duke 🇺🇸🇿🇦

  87. Chhantea Chenkual

    ..Very Very Beautiful/Nice SONG..🎸👍🏼

  88. Yedu

    I’m broke🌝

  89. rachael ramos

    She's a .....grrrr. how can she do this!?

  90. em843

    The song is sad, you add in the video and I have to choke back tears every time I hear it. This is easily one of the most powerful songs I've ever heard.

  91. José Jiménez retana

    Que preciosa canción es un rotundo éxito de éxitos 🌟🌟🌟🇺🇸🎙🇺🇸🌟🌟🌟👏👏👏🎆

  92. yuuki Puia

    i tried putting his shoe with mine..damn its too hard ...2019

  93. Akili Preston

    2020 shit still tears me all the way up I still can't listen to her stupid fuccing part

  94. ika mariè

    how can she's doin this😩😵💔

  95. Trevor Evenson

    Women are whores. While a man is off fighting for his country and paying his woman's way, she is back home cheating on him. It amazes me that this happens no matter the man's professions, women are as selfish as they come, and they have the audacity to think of themselves of the farer sex.

  96. Spam Man

    Why does brad paisley look like he’s wearing more makeup than Alison Krauss