Tag Archives: alcohol

Churchillian Theology

A preacher confronted Churchill about his use of alcohol by quoting Proverbs 23: 31 – 32: “Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder,” (KJV) to which Churchill responded: “I’ve been seeking a drink like that all my life!” 

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Medicated Libation

“Medicated Libation”, a song about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

It is done with a classic beat that goes errant. I don’t quite know how to explain it but is somewhat of a musical “tribute” to the life of a recent actor who died doing drugs.

I am sure you know of someone in this predicament that can’t seem to bring themselves to seek treatment or choose going “cold turkey”. I do not promise a resolution to the matter within the song but I do promise that it will make you rethink your compassionate quota for those stuck in the swirling drug and alcohol environment.


Libations

Recently,  while at a seminar in Atlanta, one of the conveners mentioned that her brother had died from alcoholism. That tragedy gripped me as I thought of a few of my friends and acquaintances, recovering alcoholics, who have dodged the inevitable specter of death…so far. There are a few others I think about from time to time and how they have managed to escape an ultimatum. Unfortunately, you can see the effects of it etched on their faces. Glassy eyes, pallid flesh, disinterest in former non-party types, and a selfishness that pervades their relationships. It is a life going no where but “dregfully” down. To deal with my emotional reaction to this destructive behavior comes the following…:

 

Libations

 

Talkin’ difficult things, much of it stings,

It’s never enough, someone’s aching

Everyone but him/(her), takin’ it grim.

Liquid amnesia poison.

 

Refrain: He’s livin’ the life, he’s livin’ the lie, he’s livin’ to say “Goodbye!”

 

It’s me, “Me, myself, and I,” glassy gaze in his eye,

Running away from survival.

Take it to the sleep, take it to the deep

Life has become too steep

 

Refrain: He’s livin’ the life, he’s livin’ the lie, he’s livin’ to say “Goodbye!”