"Spill The Wine" as written by and Scott Miller....
I was once out strolling
One very hot summer's day
When I thought I'd lay myself down to rest
In a big field of tall grass
I lay there in the sun
And felt it caressing my face
As I fell asleep and dreamed

I dreamed I was in a Hollywood movie
And that I was the star of the movie
This really blew my mind
The fact that me, an overfed long-haired, leaping gnome
Should be the star of a Hollywood movie

But there I was
I was taken to a place
The Hall of the Mountain King
I stood high up on a mountaintop
Naked to the world
In front of
Every kind of girl
There was long ones, tall ones, short ones, brown ones
Black ones, round ones, big ones
Crazy ones

Out of the middle
Came a lady
She whispered in my ear
Something crazy
She said

Spill the wine, dig that girl
Spill the wine, take that pearl
Spill the wine, dig that girl
Spill the wine, take that pearl

I could feel hot flames of fire roaring at my back
As she disappeared
But soon she returned
In her hand was a bottle of wine
In the other, a glass
She poured some of the wine from the bottle into the glass
And raised it to her lips
And just before she drunk it
She said

Take the wine, take that pearl
Spill the wine, take that pearl
Take the wine, take that pearl
Spill the wine, take that pearl
Take that pearl, yeah!
It's all good
Oh, you got to do it
Spill that wine, spill that wine

Spill the wine, spill the wine, spill the wine, spill the wine, spill the wine
Take that pearl


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"Spill the Wine" as written by Harold Brown Charles Miller

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    General CommentSpill the Wine, DIG that pearl: Cunnilingus. Red wine? white win? Who knows, who cares? It Pychosexual muffin lovin' trippin balls and worshippiing at the altar. Dig that pearl.
    VAwhisperon November 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe chorus alternates between "DIG THAT GIRL" then "TAKE THAT PEARL". the song idea concept came from literally spilling the wine on the keyboard that they used in the studio. The girl speaking Spanish was Eric Burden's g/f at the time, they set up a TENT in the studio, and when she and Eric were doing their thing in it, they recorded what she said to lay over the studio track. "DIG" is a hippie euphamism for "like" ;the "PEARL" is of course a sexual reference to a womans anatomy. The rest (leaking gnomes, green grass) comes from lyrics that Eric was already working on when the song came together. The song in toto is a celebration of the beauty of all women.

    Source"Harold Brown" drummer for War in an interview
    PieShane001on January 12, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about how a guy fell asleep in a big field of green grass and dreamt about having oral sex with a famous actress!
    TheGraduateon December 20, 2017   Link
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    General Commenti like the song but never understood the chorus. I think mister oofus made a mistake by translating the chorus to "take that girl", I believe after some research that it should be "TAKE THAT PEARL".
    maartjeon March 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought it was "Dig that girl." I suppose "Take" makes more sense. Regardless, awesome song. War is one of the best quirky songwriting bands in the world.
    loopydateon May 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEric Burdon Declares War is the album its from and i really reccomend it.

    ERIC BURDON IS GOD!
    orangeorangeorangeon June 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commento and by the way. that women speaking in spanish in the background was Jimi Hendrix's girlfriend at the time.
    orangeorangeorangeon June 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG, especially the flautist.. its gorgeous!

    Spill the wine... I wonder if its metaphorical for 'putting yourself OUT There, and taking a risk... grabbing that girl '

    hmm maybe its just an acid trip lol
    shockdelicaon December 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is great. But does anybody know the Song and lyrics to "Bare Back Ridin"

    Now thats a sweet song
    lisaehastingson January 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPerhaps he's describing a trip? And that he just was surrounded by women, like his ultimate dream: being surrounded by women, and drinking wine. And I agree with shockdelica: as in, that it means taking chances, even if they end up being un-doable. Because wine stains are permanent. Or maybe they just wanted a kick ass song, and the lyrics aren't what's important, just the amazing music itself...that's just my opinion.
    gabiroxon June 13, 2005   Link

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