Lyrics

Kept It All In & Drank It All Out
Words & Music by Donna Dutchess

Jack was a soldier during World War II
Jumped out of airplanes in his parachute.
Never spoke about the war since
But he was never the same, ever again
He just kept it all in & drank it all out.

Had a golden future after the war
Had a couple of kids and a wife he adored
You could see the pain in his eyes
From a war that was raging deep inside.
He just kept it all in & drank it all out.

{BRIDGE}
Don’t speak…be tough…just suck it up & take it like a man
Don’t sleep…just pray…that the nightmares won’t begin
His sanity’s washed in bloodshed
But they say it’s all in his head
So he just kept it all in & drank it all out.

As time went on he lost more control
People looked at him and called him poor lost soul
His marriage failed and his kids estranged
Not able to watch him fade away.
He just kept it all in & drank it all out.

Jack left this world in total disgrace
But a new generation has taken his place.
Their cries are heard in the night as they sleep
As they store away visions of a world with no peace.
And they’ll keep it all in & drink it all out. {Bridge}

BRIDGE}
Don’t speak…be tough…just suck it up & take it like a man
Don’t sleep…just pray…that the nightmares won’t begin
Their sanity’s washed in bloodshed
But they say it’s all in their head
So they just kept it all in & drank it all out.