"Another Drinking Song" as written by and Dicky/gittleman Barrett....
Gonna dive into a jive
I've dove into before
Gonna haunt a haunt I've haunted
Like a million times or more
A familiar joint
Where getting drunk's the only point
To frequent this place
With any frequency at all
Countin' on a remedy
I've counted on before
Goin' with a cure that's never failed me
What you call the disease,
I call the remedy
What you're callin' the cause,
I call the cure
Gonna sing a song, a song to you
A song I've sung before
Belt out a ballad that I've belted out
A million times or more
The words I'm gonna scream
And getting drunk's the central theme
to the lyrics, if you can
Make the lyrics out at all
Countin' on a remedy
I've counted on before
Goin' with a cure that's never failed me
What you call the disease,
I call the remedy
What you're callin' the cause,
I call the cure
Just a devotion to a potion
Please no applause
A dedication to a medication
A crutch a cure a cause
What I've counted on to pick me up
Has knocked me to my knees
Before I hit the floor once more
I'll call it the disease


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"Another Drinkin' Song" as written by Joseph Gittleman Dicky Barrett

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    General CommentGreat song, pretty self-explanatory. The beauty lies in the musical change of the tone half-way. Here's a guy who's feeling down, but once he gets a few drinks in him everything's okay. Everything, except for the fact that he might have a drinking problem...
    davidecoyoteon March 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI'll drink to that!
    Cliffyon June 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwho cares! if ya got an ich u scratch it, there's nothing wrong with that! i get depressed alot, but when i got a 40 in me i love my life! the boss-tones have got it down
    antieverythingon September 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAnti-everything, I think you missed the point.
    MattieCampon March 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe first line's
    i'm gonna dive into a dive
    not
    gonna dive into a jive; it's in the booklet.

    it sounds like dicky or someone he knows is an alcoholic.

    "dive" could be a crappy little bar or an addiction.

    the disease is alcoholism.

    i know some people that drink too much.

    some people think it helps them with problems; hmm alcohol poison what a way to go.
    tenclub07on April 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentas far as im concerned its about a usefull if unhealthy way of dealing with or avoiding your troubles and i suppose launching an arguement against those that would disagree with 'lets face it' alcoholism!
    sincerly yours
    a limey alchoholic/insomniac
    sativa plumeon April 23, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI'd say that while it's obvious it's about alcoholism; it's also about using music as a release / cure.
    JonnyCerebroson June 10, 2010   Link

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