Arrested For Driving While Blind

Album: Tejas (1976)
Charted: 91
  • Never ones to be preachy, this is ZZ Top's version of an anti-drunk driving song. In a 1985 interview with Spin magazine, bass player Dusty Hill said: "I was never DWI. I have been very close. I've had a couple of wrecks in the past. We wrote that song quite a while ago, and we caught a little flak about it. People think we're suggesting that people should get drunk and go out and drive. That's not it at all. Billy introduces it: 'Don't get arrested for driving while blind.' We're not saying, 'Don't drink.' We're just doing a tune. But personally, it scared the s--t out of me having a wreck. I wasn't completely whacked, but my response time wasn't what it would be right now."

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