Too Drunk To Drive

Album: Born Here Live Here Die Here (2020)
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Songfacts®:

  • "Too Drunk To Drive" is not about getting inebriated on booze; rather it's about a guy who gets that drunk feeling from his love for his girl. Luke Bryan explained in a video that the dude gets "so drunk that he just wants to chill out around the house and not go looking for any other forms of alcohol. She's his alcohol because she's just that pleasing to him."
  • Bryan co-wrote the romantic song with:

    His guitarist and frequent collaborator Michael Carter ("One Margarita").

    His songwriter friend Brandon Kinney ("Beer In The Headlights").
  • The love-as-drunk metaphor is a familiar one in popular music. Other songs that use a similar motif include:

    "Drunk On Your Love" by Brett Eldredge.

    "Drunk on Love" by Rihanna.

    "Drunk With The Thought Of You" by Sheryl Crow.

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