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#1131110 - 09/29/17 10:18 AM I Can't Stop Drinking About You - rewrite  
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"I Can't Stop Drinking About You" by David Gill (c) 2017

We had it all
but now it's gone
The same old sh!t
the same old song
No matter what I try to do
I can't stop drinking about you

Another night
so many bars
the same old hurt
the same old scars
No matter if I've had a few
I can't stop drinking about you


This beer don't seem
to ease the pain or
help me to forget
But every time I
hear your name
I take another sip


I said some words
you said 'em, too
the same old me
the same old you
No matter what we've both been through
I can't stop drinking about you



This beer don't seem to
ease the pain or
help me to forget
But every time I
hear your name
I take another sip


We had it all
but now it's gone
The same old sh!t
the same old song
No matter what I try to do
I can't stop drinking about you

Last edited by David Gill; 10/04/17 11:16 AM.

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#1131111 - 09/29/17 10:36 AM Re: I Can't Stop Drinking About You [Re: David Gill]  
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Great hook David!
Yeah we've heard them and written them but still they keep coming.
Good lyric
Travis


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
#1131113 - 09/29/17 02:40 PM Re: I Can't Stop Drinking About You [Re: David Gill]  
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Liked that hook also; so much so, that I thought you should use it at the end of each verse!
As an example:

We had it all but now it's gone
The same old sh!t the same old song
You left me here to live alone
Sitting by a silent phone
So I down a few
I can't stop drinking about you

Best of luck!
-Mike

#1131127 - 09/30/17 01:55 AM Re: I Can't Stop Drinking About You [Re: David Gill]  
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David,

It's a great, great line, and everything else about the lyrics are solid. I like the structure of the verses, and would err on the side of underusing that great hook--keep it in the chorus, only, IMHO. But as is always the case when you read lyrics, the devil is in the melody. I'm guessing you may want to tweak a word or line or two as it hooks into song--but an easy adjustment whichever way the melody takes you. The lyrics are strong enough to go wherever the music takes them. Nice read.

Regards,

Deej

#1131133 - 09/30/17 06:21 AM Re: I Can't Stop Drinking About You [Re: David Gill]  
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David

Decent hook...no doubt.
I can hear the music as I read your lyrics.
Always a good sign.

Good luck with it.

Larry


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Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us" - Albert Schweitzer.
#1131169 - 10/02/17 01:15 PM Re: I Can't Stop Drinking About You [Re: David Gill]  
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Travis, Mike, Deej and Larry....

All good stuff! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and crit. This is certainly a very rough draft of an idea I've been toying with for quite some time. I agree that perhaps I am under-utilizing the hook just a bit. I'll tweak and repost and see how it turns out.

Thanks again!

Peace,

Dave


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#1131185 - 10/03/17 02:29 AM Re: I Can't Stop Drinking About You [Re: 9ne]  
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Why not start the Chorus with that Hook as well as finishing with it

Also Try a Temporary key change on the Chorus that would make the Chorus stand out


I would keep it away from the Verse

Great Idea Best Wishes with it


Without the right music your clever lyrics will never be heard, if you want success be prepared to re write many times and even change the meter you chose originally
#1131203 - 10/04/17 11:15 AM Re: I Can't Stop Drinking About You [Re: MATT STONEHAM]  
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Thanks for the sugg, Matt! I gave this one another go and think I may have screwed it all up but.... Take another read, if you please.. :-)

Peace,

Dave


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