Sober
by Pink

Album: Funhouse (2008)
Charted: 9 15

Songfacts®:

  • This was written by Pink together with Nathaniel "Danja" Hills, Kara DioGuardi (shortly before she was announced as a new judge on American Idol) and Marcella Ariaca. Tony Kanal of No Doubt and his writing partner Jimmy Harry produced this together with Hills.
  • This song is about desiring to be uninhibited without resorting to vices such as drink or drugs.
  • Pink explained that this song is, "about the vices that we choose." She added, "I had this idea in my head, 'like how do I feel this good sober?' So I brought that idea to Danja and with this awesome girl Kara DioGuardi and we wrote this song, Sober. And it's a pretty telling song and then me and Tony Kanal and Jimmy Harry finished it, production-wise, threw some strings on it and made it a little bit darker and a little bit more rocky."
  • This was the third consecutive #1 for Pink on the Adult Top 40 airplay chart, following "Who Knew" and "So What." It was the first time in the history of the tally that an artist had stringed together three consecutive #1s.

Comments: 11

  • Josh from Maryland Heights, MoThink about this...... You were made as human, in the nature and following of Adam/Eve. You sin. Why can't I feel this good sober? Well, let me tell you, that you can. You have to pursue it much harder than a bottle in the fridge. You have to make contact with people and spend time with them out of your comfort zone. The cross in the video tells you the point of the story (why else would it be in there)? It's a plea to God, why can't I feel this good sober???! I understand! both sides... Alcohol is easy, striving to follow Jesus is not. The choice is VERY hard, but assumedly worthy.
  • Danielle from Perth, AustraliaThis song is so heart warming
    its so tru and the way the video clip is pressented it just makes perfect sence
    you feel so alone when ur drunk
    a great song
  • Maggie from Buffalo, NyAm I the only person who sees something weird at the 2:49 mark in the video? Pink's dragon tattoo is on the left side of the screen, a statue holding a cross in the middle, and at the bottom right underneath the statue it looks like a hooded figure. Is it just my screen pixels?
  • Sarah from Rome, PaI am a recovering addict/alcoholic. I have been in recovery for 2 years now, and it has been so hard to explain to people how I feel. Although this song has been out for quite sometime this is the first time I have actually listened to it. And when I actually did, I got chills, this song is me, how I feel, what I have been going through, and the people in my life. It's unbelievable to know who I was then and who I have become today. I am finding myself and learning to love myself for the first time.
  • Brady from New Prague, MnThis is an amazing song. I like how P!nk didnt only focus this song on alcohol, but she also focused it on the idea, "How do i feel this good, when I have nobody to lean on?" I think that the scene in the music video where she's making out with herself means that because she depended too much on alcohol, she literally "screwed herself" out of all that she had.
  • Kylie from Amory, MsThis song is great. I believe that this like many songs, even if the artists has her own opinion about what it mean, it's up to the listener to interpret it for ourselves.
  • Cassandra from Kalispell,This song is wicked! The Music video is awesome too, the only thing I don't understand is why she is having sex with herself in the video, can any tell me what that is about?
  • Carley from Crystal Lake, IlTo me, this song is about, besides the obvious alcohol and drug problems, just finding you. How do I feel this good sober, how can I feel okay with myself all the time...is that just me? X3
  • Janice from Richmind, VaI knew the song was about drinking or drugs. I realy like the song, but it still puzzles me.
  • Amanda from Salyersville, KyIt kinda freaks me out to! That's why I came looking for what it was about. I thought the song had to be about God as well as drug addiction. It's a great song either way!
  • Llyle from London, United KingdomThis song actually kind freaks me out, but I like the 'silent' effect.
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