The Muse: Holly Williams, “Drinkin’”

Written by January 3rd, 2013 at 11:36 am

Hank Williams’ granddaughter dedicates this sad-eyed country ballad to a fickle lover who can’t stop running around her back. While fiddles and acoustic guitars duel in the background, she poses a string of questions – “Why you drinking like the night is young?”, Why you cheating on a woman like this?”, “Why you leaving like we don’t exist?” – without receiving a reply. By the end of the song, her lover has walked out the door, and Williams finds herself picking up the bottle he left behind. Looking to chase away the heartbreak, she starts drinking while the night is young, thus bringing the song full circle.

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