"S.O.B." as written by and Nathaniel David Rateliff....
I'm gonna need someone to help me
I'm gonna need somebody's hand
I'm gonna need someone to hold me down
I'm gonna need someone to care
I'm gonna writhe and shake my body
I'll start pulling out my hair
I'm going to cover myself with
The ashes of you and nobody's gonna give a damn

Son of a bitch
Give me a drink
One more night
This can't be me
Son of a bitch
If I can't get clean
I'm gonna drink my life away

Oh oh
Oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh
Oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh

Now for seventeen years I've been throwing them back
Seventeen more will bury me
Can somebody please just tie me down
Or somebody give me a goddamn drink

Son of a bitch
Give me a drink
One more night
This can't be me
Son of a bitch
If I can't get clean
I'm gonna drink my life away

(Mhm, mhm, mhm, mhm, mhm, mhm)

My heart was breaking, hands are shaking, bugs are crawling all over me
My heart was breaking, hands are shaking, bugs are crawling all over me
My heart was breaking, hands are shaking, bugs are crawling all over me
My heart was breaking, hands are shaking, bugs are crawling all over me

Son of a bitch
Give me a drink
One more night
This can't be me
Son of a bitch
If I can't get clean
I'm gonna drink my life away

Son of a bitch
Give me a drink
Son of a bitch
This can't be me
Son of a bitch
If I can't get clean
I'm gonna drink my life away

Oh oh
Oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh
Oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh

Oh oh
Oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh
Oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh


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"S.O.B." as written by Nathaniel David Rateliff

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  • +4
    Song MeaningIt seems to me this song is about someone who starts off trying to stop drinking, but says he needs some help. Then... he abruptly gives up and starts drinking again. The cycle repeats, much like it does in real life.

    I have to say the upbeat nature and humorous lyrics belie the depressing actual story.
    modnewton August 24, 2015   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningLook up delerium tremens and you will understand what this song is about. The guy is trying to stop drinking but ends up going through alcohol withdrawal. The symptoms are so rough that he says "son of a bich" I can't do this I need a drink.

    Also, the line should be "I'm going to writhe and shake my body" not "write"
    livelikeiton December 02, 2015   Link

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