Drink You Away

Story Behind The Song

I wrote this song originally as a waltz to the rhythm of the cracks in the road on I-94 in Michigan. When I cut my solo album, I decided to rock it up a little more.

Song Description

This is a country rock song about a person drinking their sorrow away.

Song Length 4:00 Genre Country - Honky Tonk, Country - Rock
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Troubled, Miserable Subject Boyfriend, Husband, Alchohol, Beer, Wine
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Drink You Away
@2005 Julianne Ankley / Toil and Trouble Music (BMI)

I've swung this door open many times before
the smell of stale cigarettes, spilled beer on the floor
somehow give me comfort to get through this day
as I sit here and try to drink you away

The bartender here knows just what to put in my glass
the cheap stuff up there helps me wipe away the past
all those sweet words I'm chokin' down that you used to say
As I sit here and try to drink you away

Chorus-
lord they're goin' down faster as the night lingers on
'til I've just about drank all your memories gone
'cept for the one where I tried to beg you to stay
That's why I'm sittin' here tryin to drink you away, hey
as I sit here and drink you away

You used to call me your angel sent from heaven above
Now it's another that you're thinkin' of
Should I save her this seat for the games that you play?
Cause she'll sit here and try to drink you away

Chorus -
they'll be goin' down faster as the night lingers on
til she just about drinks all your memories gone
she'll be chokin' on the sweet words you used to say
when she sits here and tries to drink you away hey
when she sits here and drinks you away

Time wounds all heals that's what I've always been told
and your turn's comin' cause your heart is stone cold
Ask for the cheap stuff up there to wash her memory away
When you sit there and try to drink her away


(Chorus)
Are they goin' down faster as the night lingers on
Have you just about drank all her memories gone
Are you chokin'on the sweet words she used to say
when you sit there and try to drink her away
when you sit there and try to drink her away
when you sit there and try to drink her away

Lyrics Julianne Ankley Music Julianne Ankley
Producer Nolan Mendenhall Publisher Julianne Ankley / Toil and Trouble Music
Performance Julianne Ankley
This track is on 1 Broadjam Top 10 Lists
Top 10 List Rank
Country - Honky Tonk #10

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