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"When I Drink" is a song by The Avett Brothers that appears on their 2006 EP The Gleam. The song features Seth Avett on guitar and lead vocals with Scott on guitar and backup vocals.

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Avett Brothers - "When I Drink" 2010

Avett Brothers - "When I Drink" 2010

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When I drink
I say things I don't want to say
I do things I don't wanna do
I talk mean to you
But if I think
I just might get something out of this
My parents taught me to learn when I miss
Just do your best
Just do your best

It's the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
Maybe I don't have to be good but I can try to be
At least a little better than I've been so far

But when I drink
I hear things that aren't really there
I feel things when I shouldn't really care
Have fist fights with the air
But if I think about someone besides myself
I lived through the silver and the bell
With something to tell
Just do your best

It's the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
Maybe I don't have to be good but I can try to be
At least a little better than I've been so far

But when I drink
I spend the next morning in a haze
But we only get so many days
Now I have one less
Just do your best

It's the only way to keep that last bit of sanity
Maybe I don't have to be good but I can try to be
At least a little better than I've been so far
Oh, at least a little better than I've been so far

The Gleam tracksEdit

The Gleam

The Gleam
1. "Sanguine"
2. "When I Drink"
3. "Yardsale"
4. "Backwards With Time"
5. "If It's the Beaches"
6. "Find My Love"