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."