"Drink To Me, Babe, Then" as written by and Carl Allan Newman....
Come to me, please, all these years fall through,
Through the cracks and now this perfect view,
On the upside, both sides win.
On the downside, we buy, we pull through,
Through the pouring choices rich kids choose,
On a landslide, you ride in.

Drink to me, babe, then.
Think of me, babe, then.
Lady, we both know what the scores don't show,
Drink to me, babe, then

Now it's come home, held on, held the truth,
Like a threat to point-blank eyes as proof,
You were too shy to lie to.
We're offended, shocked our plan would fail,
Now you've wandered farther from the trail,
On a landslide you ride in.

[Chorus: x2]

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"Drink to Me, Babe, Then" as written by Carl Allan Newman

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    General CommentI think it's about a break up.
    Good song!
    neighbourhoodpoweron October 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's quite an interesting Break Up song tho, it's not the normal finger pointing and the music is quite happy. Although, there's something drunken about it.

    Best line has to be "We're offended, shocked our plan would fail", cause I think that sums up a lot of what happens.

    I think he's basically saying:
    "Think about me fondly, we just didn't work."
    xdvron October 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love that damn whistleing at the end..and how he changes notes in mid line....this song is just so fucking good.
    The_Variableon January 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat the scores don't show represents a relationship that on paper is failed and over. but, "what the scores don't show" (common sports term) is the actual chemistry, and good things that came out of the "years that fell through" in the relationship. the small victories. the ones that didn't win the game, but still were meaningful to those involved.

    baby we both know, what the scores don't show.

    drink to me, babe, then.

    this song is awesome.
    iluke1on September 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Variable ... The whistling at the end makes this song probably my favorite off of The Slow Wonder. This is one of those albums I didn't need to listen to a couple times in order to like it; I fell in love with it immediately! Two thumbs way up!
    GimmeAJeepon November 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was "boring choices rich kids choose," but "pouring choices" makes sense.
    supersongbirdon June 29, 2010   Link

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