There Stands the Glass – Song Lyric Sunday – Lean/Sit/Stand
Today, for SLS, Jim Adams, of “A Unique Title For Me”, has given us the prompt words of Lean/Sit/Stand. Thanks, Jim.
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This way back old classic country song has always been a favorite, as I’ve heard it many times over the years. My mom & dad loved it, and so does my husband. I hadn’t heard it in a long time, but isn’t it funny how song lyrics and tunes come back to you. I could almost sing the whole song.
Anyway, in reading about this song, I found that it got banned by lots of radio stations. That’s because it was a drinking song. It tells the story of someone lamenting over a lost love relationship, and drinking to ease the painful memories.
But, after studying his fan base, Webb Pierce figured most of them liked to drink, so went ahead and promoted it. He was right. It became a big hit.
This song has been recorded by many other artists over the years. I’ve included one that George Strait did. Still, I prefer the original.
“There Stands the Glass”, by Webb Pierce, was released in 1953. It was written by Russ Hull, Mary Jean Shurtz, and Autry Greisham, and is on the Decca label.
There stands the glass that will ease all my pain That will settle my brain it's my first one today There stands the glass that will hide all my tears That will drown all my fear, brother I'm on my way I'm wondering where you are tonight I'm wondering if you are all right I wonder if you think of me in my misery There stands the glass fill it up to the brim Til my troubles grow dim, it's my first one today I'm wondering where you are tonight I'm wondering if you are all right I wonder if you think of me in my misery There stands the glass fill it up to the brim Til my troubles grow dim, it's my first one today
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