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Compulsions 5- Day Drinking

“If your life’s like mine you’re gonna need some day drinking time.”

I know I said that the songs on this album are not about the events of our recent history but as the drummer Chris pointed out, this one is.

Like a lot of people, my consumption of alcohol increased noticeably during the pandemic. Unlike a lot of others, this was more silver lining that dark cloud to me. There is something oddly transgressive about getting drunk before the sun goes down and, under the right circumstances, it can feel wonderful.

Reed’s skills as a producer came into play during the mixing of this song. Not just because of the ticking clock but also because of the multi-layered instrumentation. And if there ever was a time to break out the banjo and harmonica, it’s for a song called Day Drinking.

I'm daydreaming 
Of day drinking
It's just another way
To pass the time of day

Heartbroken
But still hoping
To string along some words 
That you have never heard

If your life's like mine
You're gonna need some ay drinking time
It's day drinking
It's day drinking
It's day drinking
It's day drinking time

I'm daydreaming
Of blowing off steam
With a friend or two
Maybe even you

If you're not working
Or tear-jerking
Because for what it's worth
I'd like to quench your thirst

If you're life's like mine
You're gonna need some day drinking time
It's day drinking
It's day drinking
It's day drinking
It's day drinking time

I'm daydreaming
Of day drinking
Yeah, I got a hunch
I'm gonna have a liquid lunch

If you're free
Join me
And if you're on the clock
Just let me know
When you
Get off

If your life's like mine
You're gonna need some day drinking time
It's day drinking
It's day drinking
It's day drinking
It's day drinking time

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