Alcohol Lyrics - Barenaked Ladies



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Words & Music by Stephen Duffy & Steven Page

Alcohol, my permanent accessory
Alcohol, a party-time necessity
Alcohol, alternative to feeling like yourself
O Alcohol, I still drink to your health

I love you more than I did the week before
I discovered alcohol

Forget the cafe latte, screw the raspberry iced tea
A Malibu and Coke for you, a G&T for me
Alcohol, Your songs resolve like
my life never will
When someone else is picking up the bill

I love you more than I did the week before
I discovered alcohol
O Alcohol, would you please forgive me?
For while I cannot love myself
I'll use something else

I thought that Alcohol was just for those with
nothing else to do
I thought that drinking just to get drunk
was a waste of precious booze
But now I know that there's a time
and there's a place where I can choose
To walk the fine line between
self-control and self-abuse

I love you more than I did the week before
I discovered alcohol
Would you please ignore that you
found me on the floor
Trying on your camisole?
O Alcohol, would you please forgive me?
For while I cannot love myself
I'll use something else.

Would you please forgive me (x2)




Writer: PAGE, STEVEN / DUFFY, STEPHEN
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC



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Maybe a more ironic tone | Reviewer: Ryan | 6/13/11

I think this song is definitely a sad song, but in the guise of a happy fun time drinking song. The song is about dependance on alcohol to get through life, but the catchiness and up beat tone shows you how fun it is whilst actually drinking. It becomes even more sad because it's all pretending to be okay when there's really a large underlying problem.



This song | Reviewer: Hugo | 8/12/10

Interesting reviews I've read so far. I've always taken the meaning of this song to be sort of a sad song, relating to a person dependent on alcohol, and that they can't deal with life otherwise. I don't think it glorifies alcohol, but rather shows a sad dependance.



agree | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/30/09

Mr. Manning... I totally agree with you... unfortunatly for me (and alot of people) I have been going through an alcoholic period in my life... and this is definatly a love song to alcohol... but from the other side (someone who can legally drink, and does too much) I can see a bright side in this song... the first stanza pretty much sums up my life... but all the asking for apologies... that really hits home... and like you said, very catchy tune, and memorable lyrics, I'm glad other people like it, and I'd be glad to hear others opinions...



A great song deserves praise! | Reviewer: Brady Manning | 2/7/08

What a song this is. First, to be clear, I am not of legal drinking age and I have never had a sip of alcohol in my life, and yet I feel this is one of the greatest songs I have ever heard. Why? Because this song is catchy and innovative. The tune stuck in my head as soon as I first heard this song, and I love the words to. It sort of tells the story of an alcoholic... while he is drunk. It is a love song to alcohol, which is a fun concept. Also, it is a very innovative song. The way that the song changes gears (as well as octaves) is beautifully done and entertaining. I LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!!!!





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