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When I drink
I say things I don't want to say
I do things I don't wanna do
I talk mean to you
But if I think
I just might get something out of this
My parents taught me to learn when I miss
Just do your best
Just do your best

It's the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
Maybe I don't have to be good but I can try to be
At least a little better than I've been so far

But when I drink
I hear things that aren't really there
I feel things when I shouldn't really care
Have fist fights with the air
But if I think about someone besides myself
I lived through the silver and the bell
With something to tell
Just do your best

It's the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
Maybe I don't have to be good but I can try to be
At least a little better than I've been so far

But when I drink
I spend the next morning in a haze
But we only get so many days
Now I have one less
Just do your best

It's the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
Maybe I don't have to be good but I can try to be
At least a little better than I've been so far
Oh, at least a little better than I've been so far



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  • u
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    UnregisteredMay 14, 2012 at 11:05 pm
    Too many people don't understand the emotional problems with drinking. This song talks about the damaged relationships that revolve around alcohol
  • u
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    UnregisteredFeb 5, 2012 at 10:32 am
    "but when i drink
    i hear things that aren't really there
    i feel things when i shouldn't really care"

    Ohh, so in touch with that. You drink to cope, and then create more problems by drinking. Vicious cycle.

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