Alcohol Blind

Album: Drowning Pool (2010)
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  • The song's lyrics speak of being in love with alcohol, but also represent any kind of debilitating love that blinds. Guitarist C.J. Pierce told Artist Direct that vocalist Ryan McCombs "did start writing about a relationship and then we put a twist on the lyrics where it was about alcohol, but really it could be about whatever you want it to be. It's open enough to where it could be about a relationship—blinded by love or blinded by alcohol or anything."
  • Pierce told Artist Direct that it took McCombs some time to get used to the song's soft acoustic musical backing. He explained: "The words are very personal. This song has such a cool vibe to it. We never had anything that deep so I think it took Ryan a bit to get used to it. Musically, it's really awesome because that song really takes me to a personal place. Back in 2002 when we were touring, before Dave [William, original Drowning Pool vocalist] passed away, we had a day off in Atlanta. Dave had found Zakk Wylde's Book of Shadows CD, and there's a lot of great music on that record. So, musically, I was influenced by Book of Shadows and that vibe with the acoustic guitar. It takes me there, but lyrically this song is about alcohol. It's about being in love with alcohol. Some people have issues with it - whatever. We played that song at a place called Duke's in Dallas when we were still working on it, and the vibe in the room was so awesome. When we went in the studio, I think it turned out to be better than the demos. It's something so left field for Ryan that it took him a minute to get used to it. It's out of his comfort zone, but he sounds great. I love that song."

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