DRIVIN NAILS IN MY COFFIN

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  • DRIVIN NAILS IN MY COFFIN
    This is an old Floyd Tillman country song and was recorded for the soundtrack to “Hi-Lo
    Country”. Considered a classic, “Drivin’ Nails” has been covered by many artists. In their
    version, Beck and Willie Nelson share lead vocals, trading verses on what might be the
    purest slice of honky-tonk country music Beck has been a part of yet. The song does not
    appear in the film, only on the soundtrack.
    My sweetheart is gone and I’m so lonely.
    He said that he and I were through.
    So I started out drinkin’ for pastime:
    Drivin’ nails in my coffin over you.
    I’m just drivin’ nails in my coffin,
    Every time I drink a bottle of booze.
    I’m just drivin’ nails in my coffin:
    Drivin’ those nails over you.
    Instrumental break.
    Ever since the day that we parted,
    I’ve been so sad and so blue.
    I’m always thinkin’ of you, love,
    And I just can’t quit drinkin’ that old booze.
    I’m just drivin’ nails in my coffin,
    Ev’ry time I drink a bottle of booze.
    I’m just drivin’ nails in my coffin:
    Drivin’ those nails over you.
    Instrumental break.
    You turned me down, you don’t want me.
    There’s nothin’ now I can lose.
    I’m just drivin’ those nails in my coffin.
    An’ worryin’, my darlin’, over you.
    I’m just drivin’ nails in my coffin,
    Ev’ry time I drink a bottle of booze.
    I’m just drivin’ nails in my coffin:
    Drivin’ those nails over you.
    Instrumental break.
    I’m just drivin’ nails in my coffin,
    Ev’ry time I drink a bottle of booze.
  • I’m just drivin’ nails in my coffin:
    Drivin’ those nails over you.
    Yes, I’m drivin’ those nails over you