Alcohol's Disastrous Promise


I have some promises I'll make to you 
If you will do what I want you to do.
The more that you consume of me 
The more will your losses be.
Here are the promises to you I make
And I promise the promises never to break.

I promise to take your money, your home
And all you can get in the way of a loan. 
I'll take your character, your reputation too
Your good name, I'll take from you.
Your friends I'll take from you one day
Your family from you I'll turn away. 

I'll take your car, I'll take your wealth 
I'll take your job, I'll take your health.
I'll cause you to stay out in the rain. 
I'll take your credit, I'll take your bail
I'll cause you to sleep in a dirty jail. 

I'll cause you regret, remorse and pain
I'll cause your name to go down in shame.
I'll bring you misery, I'll bring you woe 
I'll bring you trouble more than you know. 
I'll take your clothes and pawn them too 
The necessities of Life, I'll take from you.

I'll take from you the days, I'll take from you the years
I'll double the flow of your bitter tears. 
I'll take your heart, give you one of stone
I'll cause you to walk through life alone. 
I'll take away your desires to live aright
Your light of day, I'll turn to night. 

I'll cause you to dishonour your mother and dad 
I'll take away all the pleasure you could have had.
I'll turn your love for your friends to hate 
Your desire to repent will come too late. 
Your road to despair for you I'll pave 
I'll cause you to fill a premature grave.

I'll put you in an institution for the insane
Your normal thinking will go down the drain. 
I'll cause you to murder your very best friend 
I'll trouble your mind to the very end. 
I'll bring you contention, I'll bring you strife
I'll finish with you by taking your life........


Author Unknown