Why We Drink

Album: Late Nights and Longnecks (2019)
  • This carefree party song finds Justin Moore running through some of the reasons why he likes to drink alcoholic beverages.

    'Cause they're ice cold
    'Cause it's hot out
    'Cause we're Jon Boat sittin' with the line out
    'Cause we're a little messed up, but it's cheaper than a dang old shrink


    Other reasons to raise a glass that Moore lists include a home team win (or loss), the end of a day's work, a Sunday barbecue, and toasting "the red, white and blue boys and girls overseas."
  • Moore's parents are two of his occasional drinking buddies, and the song originated from something his mom said at dinner after he'd ordered three or four drinks. He told Access this prompted his mom to ask him why he drinks so much. Moore replied:

    "Hell, I don't know why I drink so much! I like drinking. If my team wins, I drink to celebrate. If my team loses, I drink 'cause I'm bummed out. If a certain song comes on, I drink."

    This gave Moore the idea to write a song called "Why We Drink."

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