The Daily Song: Whiskey and Me Chris Stapleton

Music is an integral part of my creative process, is one of the deepest parts of my soul.  The first time I ever heard Chris Stapleton sing Whiskey and Me was a revelation.  Few songs have ever gotten under my skin the way this does.  It only recently occurred to me that this song-his voice- has a rawness, an emotional honesty, that reminds me of my own voice as a poet.  Perhaps I am being fanciful– I realize that my own humble words don’t belong in the same sentence as Chris Stapleton’s brilliance in this song– but I feel a real kinship with how he tells this truth.  I feel like this could be the part of my soul that I discover at 3 am sitting alone at my computer when I think that I have nothing left to say.



Whiskey and Me

Written by Lee Miller, Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton, Christopher Stapleton

There’s a bottle on the dresser by your ring
And it’s empty so right now I don’t feel a thing
I’ll be hurting when I wake up on the floor
But I’ll be over it by noon
That’s the difference between whiskey and you
Come tomorrow, I can walk in any store
It ain’t a problem, they’ll always sell me more
But your forgiveness
Well, that’s something I can’t buy
There ain’t a thing that I can do
That’s the difference between whiskey and you

One’s the devil, one keeps driving me insane
At times I wonder if they ain’t both the same
But one’s a liar that helps to hide me from my pain
And one’s the long gone bitter truth
That’s the difference between whiskey and you

I’ve got a problem but it ain’t like what you think
I drink because I’m lonesome and I’m lonesome ’cause I drink
But if I don’t break down and bring it on myself
It’ll hit out of the blue
That’s the difference between whiskey and you

One’s the devil, one keeps driving me insane
At times I wonder, oh if they ain’t both the same
But one’s a liar that helps to hide me from my pain
And one’s the long gone bitter truth
That’s the difference between whiskey and you

Ah, that’s the difference between whiskey and you

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