"You and Tequila" as written by Matraca Maria Berg and Deana Kay Carter....
Baby, here I am again
Kicking dust in the canyon wind
Waiting for that sun to go down
Made it up Mulholland Drive
Hell bent on getting high
High above the lights of town

'Cause you and Tequila make me crazy
Run like poison in my blood
One more night could kill me, baby
One is one too many, one more is never enough

Thirty days and thirty nights
Been putting up a real good fight
And there were times I thought you'd win
It's so easy to forget
The bitter taste the morning left
Swore I wouldn't go back there again

'Cause you and Tequila make me crazy
Run like poison in my blood
One more night could kill me, baby
One is one too many, one more is never enough

When it comes to you
Oh, the damage I could do
It's always your favorite sins, that do you in

You and Tequila make me crazy
Run like poison in my blood
One more night could kill me, baby
One is one too many, one more is never enough
Never enough, you and tequila, you and tequila make me crazy


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"You and Tequila" as written by Deana Kay Carter Matraca Maria Berg

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  • +3
    General CommentThis is the best song on Kenny's new album. I think it's about a forbidden love; he absolutely loves this woman but either he can't have her or she can't have him. He goes up Mulholland drive to kick the dust in the canyon wind just like they did the night they shared together. For a month (30 days and 30 nights) he's been trying to convince himself not to want her and he has to remind himself how bittersweet the morning after was - the bitter taste is because the night before ended. But in the long run he knows he's hooked and one more night is what he wants although he knows it will depress him again (because he'll want her more) but at the same time it will leave him wanting another night. "When it comes to loving you, oh the damage I could do, it's always your favorite sins that do you in" means he knows that if he lets himself go with her someone (his wife/family, her husband/family?) is going to get hurt but he can't stop because he can't control himself; she's a "favorite sin."

    It's a ballad about forbidden love and the struggle one has with dealing with it.
    Gemanon October 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt is about loving someone who is no good for you...no better than that shot of tequila...the craving it, wanting it, even though you know you will regret it later. This woman has the same kind of power over him that the liquor does...it is intense. Obviously, there is a hint of alcohol addiction, but I think the main point it just neither the liquor nor the girl are good for him, yet he cant pass on either one of them. This is an awesome song!
    Skd753on October 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think Geman's view is one way of looking at it, and I agree the lyrics could be interpreted that way; that essentially he's obsessed about an unrequited love.

    On the other hand, this also seems like it could be about drug addiction. He's kicking "dust" in the canyon wind after went to get "high, high above the lights of town." Then he goes on to talk about it being poison in his blood, thirty days and thirty nights (rehab?) when the addiction almost won out over his attempts to break it. Ultimately, he says he just wants one more night (high) but knows one is one too many and one more would just kick the addiction into overdrive again. In the end, he knows if he uses the drug again the damage is done and seemingly acknowledges he will because "it's always your favorite sins that do you in."
    Kerikon October 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think German and Kerik's view could be correct. I can see the song going both ways. Great song.
    mamacaton June 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy do some people think every song ever written is about drugs...???

    Not a personal shot kerik, just getting tired of reading the same thing over and over.

    I think Geman hit the nail on the head, at least it did for me. Almost like it was written for me...
    ebbiecalvinon June 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is actually about both unrequited love and drug/alcohol abuse.
    He misses his wife or girlfriend, so he drinks. He quits drinking and tries to move on, most likely through a twelve step program.
    The words "One is one too many, and one more is never enough." Come from the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book.
    RobHatfieldMusicon July 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of his best songs ever.
    gaudry2ron July 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBoth in the music video and in the lyrics there is a clear depiction of the use of alcohol, in this case tequila. There is a direct correlation between love and addiction in this song as it depicts the equal levels of damage and desparity. To think there is no intentional commentary being made about addiction is clearly either personal denial or ignorance. "One is one to many, One more is never enough" is a recover slogan. This song is a brillian play on words which is what makes it so fabulous.
    rainyday11on July 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My Opinionseems pretty clear to me,,, about an addiction;
    "Thirty days and thirty nights
    Been putting up a real good fight
    And there were times I thought you'd win
    It's so easy to forget
    The bitter taste the morning left
    Swore I wouldn't go back there again"
    eniwderon July 20, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"It's always your favorite sins that do you in" My favorite line in the song. The entire song is very real and honest. I love it.
    Skd753on October 16, 2012   Link

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