Why Don't We Get Drunk

Album: A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean (1973)
  • I really do appreciate the fact you're sittin' here
    Your voice sounds so wonderful
    But yer face don't look too clear
    So bar maid bring a pitcher, another round o' brew
    Honey, why don't we get drunk and screw

    Why don't we get drunk and screw
    I just bought a water bed, it's filled up for me and you
    They say you are a snuff queen
    Honey I don't think that's true
    So, why don't we get drunk and screw

    Why don't we get drunk and screw
    I just bought a waterbed it's filled up for me and you
    They say you are a snuff queen
    Honey I don't think that's true
    So why don't we get drunk and screw
    Yeah, now baby I say, (Lord!)
    Why don't we get drunk and screw Writer/s: Jimmy Buffett
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Comments: 13

  • Carolyn from Knoville, TnSeems to me I saw a video of this and it had a clip of Monica Lewinsky and former President Clinton in it. Does anyone else remember that?
  • Pat from Albuquerque, NmIn the mid-70s, a bunch of us used to frequent the Gaslight Inn on the South Side of Indianapolis. There were two guys, "Paul and EB," that played acoustic music (that's right, they couldn't afford amps) on Thursdays through Saturdays. They always played "Why Don't We Get Drunk" at least once per evening, with the patrons always singing along. Sometimes a couple would "get lucky" and leave early. Often they'd get serenaded by this song as they went out the door.

    Unfortunately, the bar owner was an alcoholic drinking up too much of the profits, and the bar closed by 1980. Too bad--it was a great little bar.
  • Thomas from Somerville, AlI was fired on the spot for playing this song on the radio. It was worth it. I offended about 3000 Southern Baptists and got my name in the paper. Thanks Jimmy.
  • Barb from Meadow Vista, CaI used to crank up the stereo and clean house, but when this song came on, I ran to turn it down. Too late. My young son heard and it said yea! Let's get drunk at school, I started to correct him, but thought better of it. Years later saw Utley in Catlina (So Cal), bought his cd and told him the story. Sure enough at the next JB concet I attended, Jimmy made reference to my story. My one and only brush with fame.
  • Jon Isaacson from Tower, MnI think the lyrics use the phrase "snuff queen," not "snow queen." It's a country musician term for groupies.
  • Gary from Morgantown, WvFrom the 1978 album, "Live! You Had To Be There," Jimmy said, "...right here in Atlanta, Georgia, where the whole nucleus of this next song came from. Sittin' in the Marriot Hotel one late afternoon, early one morning, I don't know, watching this lady of the evening try to pick up a salesman from Tuskogee, Alabama..."
  • Darrell from EugeneWhenever I go on a road trip, I always take my 1978 Dodge Magnum, but that's kind of off the topic. Anyway, I have several Buffett albums on 8-track, and on at least one, "Why Don't We Get Drunk" is one of the songs, and whenever I play Jimmy Buffett on a road trip (which is often), "Why Don't We Get Drunk" and "A Love Song from a Different Point of View" (which is basically the same song with slightly different lyrics), Serena (my girlfriend) always substitutes the F-word for "screw". Yes, THAT F-word. Good thing I'm not Christian.
  • Dennis from Turner, MeAlways loved this satire. But the real meaning of the song and its irreverance hit home when I walked into my brother's memorial service a few years ago and it was blasting from the sound system. Jimmy was one of his favorite performers and this song was a fitting tribute to my bro's love of life.

    I just returned from Margaritaville and this is one of my current anthems...
  • Maggie from Waynesville, OhIts a song obviosly about sex but unlike other songs nobody feels pressured into having sex. Its different then songs of today by liek a Fergie or someone.
  • Ken from Louisville, KyThis song was used in the movie "The Doctor". William Hurt plays a heart surgeon who has to have a life-saving throat cancer surgery. Just before he goes under anesthesia, the surgeon plays this song, knowing that it is one of the Hurt's charcter's favorites to have on while HE was operating on a patient. Hurt lets out a big laugh when the nurses sing along before he "goes under".

  • Bosco from Atlanta, GaThis song was written in piedmont park in Atlanta. Jimmy tells us this every time he is on stage in the great ATL.
  • Shell from Riverdale, Ga"I thought back to a late-night in an Atlanta diner where I was eating and watched this out-of-focus business man trying to pick up a hooker." Betcha a dollar to a doughnut it was The Majestic on Ponce de Leon Ave. It's been there since 1929 and the clientele could best be described as "eclectic". The Clermont Hotel, home of the sleaziest titty bar in Atlanta, the Clermont Lounge, is right down the road and the area used to be ate up with hookers before the yuppification of the area ruined the...uh...ambiance.
  • Dave from Pomeroy, OhThis was written by Buffett, be the credit went to an alias of his Marvin Gardens
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