"Drunk or Dead" as written by and Dustin Kinsey Eric Mccann....
Little did I know it then
The pictures on the heads of pins
‘Be easier than living is
Easier to watch you die

Lost what little luck was left
It’s not enough to pay the rent
Not enough to force repentance
Not enough to make you pray

And don’t tell me ‘bout the sins of man
I’ve felt the sting of God’s right hand

I find him after school in bed
And don’t know if he’s drunk or dead
A slow but steady breath means
Live to wreck another day

It’s terrible to cross my mind
That I should do him in this time
And I could find a better life
Become a burden on the state

You can’t run when it’s all you know
You’ll just have to wait to go

And you can’t hurt me ‘cause I’ve been true
Your horrid life caught up to you

But I got bruises that you can’t see
If there’s a god, take him from me.

Lyrics submitted by fakeyellow

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    General CommentFirst of all I love this song and album. I have two feelings about this song. This first idea is that the song is about a friend/loved one is continuing to hurt the narrator. The friend has taken a wrong road in life. The narrator has tried to help but can not get the friend to change and he can not deal with the issues anymore.

    My second theory is pretty close to the first, but I really think the song is song about the narrator himself. He sees his alter ego and knows it is wrong how he acts, but cant change. He considers suicide or just drowning his sorrows in alcohol. I think to me the last line is what leaves me to believe this theory. I don't believe a person ask god to take a friend from them, but you would ask god to change yourself.

    Who knows songs rarely mean what you think they do.
    pcklein31on December 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song to me is close to as you see it, although I think it's about a father. To become a burden on the state means that you were taken from your parents or parent in this case by child services, the child was abused but he's strong but isn't sure on himself
    Imasauceon July 01, 2008   Link

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