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Two Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Sad Lyrics

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"Two Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Sad" (Nancy Sinatra version)

"Frank Sinatra just blew me away. Actually, me and Edge wrote a tune called 'Two Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Sad.' We made a drinks cabinet shrine to Frank that when you open it plays that song! We've never released it... I sent it to him for his 80th birthday, full orchestra, the whole thing. Quite an indulgence." - Bono, NME 1997

Two shots of happy, one shot of sad
You think he's no good, well he knew he was bad
Took he to a place, now he can't get back
Two shots of happy, one shot of sad

Walk together down a dead end street
Mixing the bitter with the sweet
Don't try to figure out what we might have had
Just two shots of happy, one shot of sad

He was a singer, some say a sinner
Rollin' the dice, not always a winner
You said he was lucky, well hell, he made his own
Not part of the crowd but not feeling alone

Under pressure but not bent out of shape
Surrounded, he always found an escape
It drove him to drink but hey, thats not all bad
Two shots of happy, one shot of sad

Guess he was greedy all of his life
Greedy with his children, his lovers, his wife
Greedy for the good things as well as the bad
Two shots of happy, one shot of sad

Well, maybe it was just talk, saloon singing
The chairs are all stacked, the swingers stopped swinging
You say he hurt you, you put the finger on yourself
Then after you did it you ran crying for his help

Two shots of happy, one shot of sad
He's not complaining, baby, he's glad
You call it compromise, well, what's that
Two shots of happy, one shot of sad
Two shots of happy, one shot of sad

(This version is performed by Nancy Sinatra and features Larry Mullen on drums and Adam Clayton on bass)

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