We Ought to Be Drinkin'

Album: Feels Like Home (2013)
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Songfacts®:

  • Crow considers this song about boozy nights at home to be a sister song to her breakthrough hit, "All I Wanna Do."

    "My first big song was about sitting in a bar, drinking, and it had pedal steel in it from the very beginning to the very end," she said. "So 'We Oughta Be Drinkin' is kind of the laid-back post-cursor to that song. If that's a word."
  • The acoustic guitar melody that starts the song is an intentional nod to Bobbie Gentry's 1967 "Ode To Billie Joe."
  • Crow did her own whistling on the song.
  • The song finds Crow singing about getting "a little rowdy," "s---faced" and "(roll[ing) a big fat blunt."

    "It's like 'If It Makes You Happy,"' she told The Daily Telegraph, before quoting the 1996 single's lines with a laugh, "'I still get stoned … I'm not the kind of girl you'd take home' … I'm still the same person!"

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