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Cracker — Take Me Down to the Infirmary
Album: Kerosene Hat
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Released: 1993
Length: 3:58
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So take me down to the infirmary
Lay me down on cotton sheets
Put a damp cloth on my forehead
Lay me down, let me sleep
I know the whiskey, it won't soothe my soul
And the morphine won't heal my heart
But if you take me down to the infirmary, oh yeah
I won't have to sleep or drink alone
So, take me down to the infirmary
The walk a sound, it's as blue as her eyes
Oh, Sister Magdelene won't you fetch the doctor's flask?
He's gonna need a steady, a steady hand
I know the whiskey, it won't soothe my soul
And the morphine won't heal my heart
But if you take me down to the infirmary, oh yeah
I won't have to sleep or drink alone
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 Oxen1morale wrote:
Sounds so much like Camper Van Beethoven.
 
Yeah, that happens once in a while when David Lowery is involved.
This evening, playing the role of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will be Cracker. Please silence your electronic devices and enjoy the show.
good one!!
 bam23 wrote:

I recognize that the internet is where hyperbole reigns

 
{#Clap}

Just love this.
Sounds so much like Camper Van Beethoven.
 Athyrius wrote:
Wow, seriously?  I give up.  Maybe I'll come back when I want to get depressed.

 
I recognize that the internet is where hyperbole reigns, but you cannot seriously suggest that listening to this song is depression-inducing! It's a slow piece, but depressing? Hyperbolically so, then.
 oh yeah sing it..{#Yes}
Simply a great song.
Wow, how long it took me to get this songI suppose I was impatient, busy, jammed up with Life at the time. But later -- and now -- whoah!
Wow, seriously?  I give up.  Maybe I'll come back when I want to get depressed.
A great album - and I love this track's slow, evocative lollop. Has it really only been played three times in ten years?
 Kerry04 wrote:
"I know the whiskey won't soothe my soul, and the morphine won't heal my heart, but if you take me down to the infirmary, I won't have to sleep, or drink alone."

A classic I will always love. Kerosene Hat is rock solid from start to finish. Except for the annoying string of 4 second tracks separating Eurotrash Girl from the rest of the CD.
 
Great lyric. I bought this album when it came out. I was underage at the time, but that line made me want to understand brown liquor. 
 
Been there, done that.  More Cracker, please.
"I know the whiskey won't soothe my soul, and the morphine won't heal my heart, but if you take me down to the infirmary, I won't have to sleep, or drink alone." A classic I will always love. Kerosene Hat is rock solid from start to finish. Except for the annoying string of 4 second tracks separating Eurotrash Girl from the rest of the CD.