Monday, March 09, 2009

Feeling the amber current flowing from my mind...

Like a high mountain or broad river to the intrepid explorer, alcohol sometimes seems larger than life to the committed drunk. It's a place to get away from it all, especially when the mind is clouded by thoughts of a lost love. So it's not surprising that we have a few songs using geological features as a metaphor for alcohol. Here are a couple of good ones:

Moe Bandy - Barstool Mountain (buy album)

Willie Nelson - Whiskey River (buy album)

You might enjoy this evening's selections with a bottle of Old Whiskey River Bourbon.

Can you think of any other drinking songs of this sort (i.e., sea, ocean, canyon, cliff)?

7 comments:

Dave D. said...

Merle Haggard's Beer Can Hill

godoggo said...

Only thing I can come up is this bit of Beefheartiana:

"One night she started drinking
Down by the river
She tied up the river
And backed the ocean down"

Nicolas L said...

And of course, one of the most common floating verses of American folk music

If the river was whiskey
And I was a duck...

Nicolas L said...

Btw I have posted on River's Invitation one of my favorite drinking songs

Cal said...

Streams Of Whiskey by The Pogues.

Anonymous said...

Whiskeytown - "Drank Like a River" :)

Cheers!

PS. Thank you for a great blog.

Django said...

As an "alt.country" fan (meaning 'bout anything they won't play on the radio) AND a booze enthusiast, I wanted to say... Great site, thanks for sharing!

Also, the Supersuckers do a pretty rollicking cover of Whiskey River!!