"Alcoholic" as written by Benjamin Byrne, James Paul Stelfox, James Milne Walsh and Barry Westhead....
Don't you know you've got your Daddy's eyes
And your Daddy was an alcoholic
But your mother kept it all inside
Threw it all away
I was looking for another you
And I found another one
I was looking for another you
When I looked round you were gone
Stay by my side
And the pipe dream is yours now
Stay by my side
And the singer won't get in our way
Don't you know you've got your Daddy's eyes
And your Daddy was an alcoholic
But your mother kept it all inside
Threw it all away
I was looking for another you
And I found another one
I was looking for another you
When I looked round you were gone
Stay by my side
And the pipe dream is yours now
Stay by my side
And the cynics won't get in our way
Don't you know you've got your Daddy's eyes
And your Daddy was an alcoholic
But your mother kept it all inside
Threw it all away
I was looking for another chance
To see your blue eyed problem



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"Alcoholic" as written by Benjamin Byrne Barry Westhead

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    General Commentthis is a really good song!!!
    its about a girl whos dad was an alcoholic *surprise* and her "mother kept it all inside" shows that she copped beatings from him but didnt say anything
    i'm not sure about the pipe dream... could be a drug reference, but not sure
    duffon June 12, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe lyric is "I was looking for you and I found another ONE" not you. Just thought I'd clear that up.
    K-Wiseon October 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan someone explain 'the pipe dream'? Great song...janie xx
    selftitledalbumon April 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really dont know i just wanted to add that this is a great song, my fave on the album.
    LiveUrLifeon May 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA great song to listen... but I didn't quite get it. What's about 'looking for another you and I found another you' part? I got to admit my imagination is quite limited but would someone plz have enough patience to explain it?
    Supplicanton May 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe's talking about how the kid is so much like the dad, hes got his eyes n stuff,but he doesnt want the kid to be like his dad cuz his dad was an alcoholic and he's trying to keep him away from that alcohol and the like
    ilyaon June 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttheres something about this song that sounds like 'angie' rollingstones
    AYUL1234on March 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell,dictionary.com explains a pipe dream as a fantastic notion or a faint hope, so I'm guessing that it is either the hope that the kid doesn't end up like his or her dad, or the hope that the father is just going to stop being an alcoholic. The 'looking for another you and I found another you' could mean that there are alot of children that have parents that are alcoholic, that he/she is not alone.
    Geir_Bon June 12, 2003   Link
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    General Commentmaybe the songs not supposed to make a lot of sense, as long as it sounds good. sometimes thats all artists care about. perhaps the pipe dream thing is about feeling stuck in a narrow gauge and not being able to move up, down,left or right, only round in one excruciating circle, not getting anywhere, and her dream is about one day breaking those boundaries and being able to fly free! just a suggestion.
    used-trashon May 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSound especially great live. I think the pipe dream bit means like ambition and hope the narrator has for this child, and that if the child goes the same way as the father, there'll be nothing for him/her.
    staybeautifulon May 20, 2004   Link

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