"Drowned In Wine" as written by and John Whitney Roger Chapman....
After the turn
You finally learn to play along
Your feelings are blind
So you don't really mind if it's right or wrong

Fall in line
No, they won't let it stand on the back of their hand
Won't take a cave in the mine

You see what they've done
The end's just begun to filter in
The end is in sight
And the thought of a fight, now it's faltering

Yours and mine
They won't let it stand on the back of their hand
Won't take a cave in the mine

I could cry help
But I'd much sooner fend for myself
Don't wanna feel that I'm drowned in wine
Hate every thought of having to fall in line
Just want to grow, just want to grow and share what's yours and mine

As sure as I see they're looking at me with glasses on
And as sure as I feel I know they're for real, and the gas is on

Well, I'm drowned in wine
No, they won't let it stand, no, no

Don't wanna feel that I'm drowned in wine
Hate every thought of having to fall in line
Just want to grow, grow and share what's yours and mine

After the turn
You've finally learned to play along
Your feelings are blind
And you don't really mind if it's right or wrong

I'm drowned, drowned in wine
No, they won't let it stand
No, they won't let it stand
I said they won't let it stand, no


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"Drowned in Wine" as written by Roger Maxwell Chapman John Whitney

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    General CommentThis is my favourite Family song and one of the best examples of the late 60s/early 70s fusion of heavy rock, jazz and folk styles. Family had a reputation as a wild yet innovative band that produced music that shifted tempo and key at various stages in the song and between styles of rock and folk.
    This song comes from the Song For Me album, first track, and hat a way to start.. the song opens with a gentle acoustic guitar that sounds country and then suddenly all hell breaks loose with Chapman's gravel tones and a cascade of sounds which as the song progresses alternates between heavy style bashing and lighter melody. Some great 60s jazz flute and fuzzed guitars.

    The lyrics celebrate nonconformity.
    CharmingManon March 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAgree with CharmingMan. I first heard this on a "Best of Family" compilation and it started the first album. Since then I've found this group to be so underrated, it's unbelievable. I think their music should be considered the same or maybe even a bit better than Led Zeppelin's stuff. Nothing against Zep, either.
    TheAcidSoundon May 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFully agree with TheAcidSound. This is the most cruelly underrated band ever (probably along with The Move and Dave Clark 5). And they maintained quality until the end of bands life which cant be sad of many superstars.
    FLFIOREon May 31, 2008   Link

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