"I'll Take My Sorrow Straight" lyrics - IRIS DEMENT

"I'll Take My Sorrow Straight"
(Iris Dement / Elmer McCall)

We both know the reason why you've called
So stop wasting time trying to soften up my fall
I know you want to sweeten up the taste
But if you don't mind, I'll just take my sorrow straight
You almost make it seem like something nice
The way you take your bad news and you pour it over ice
That's a kindness I don't appreciate
Because I like to take my sorrow straight

[Chorus 2x]
I wouldn't say that I'm stronger than the rest
But no matter what you say it ain't going to hurt me any less
Because in the end, there is really no escape
So I go on and I just take my sorrow straight