Drink You Away - Justin Timberlake


The Experience: I see you but your gone... There's nothing that can fill this empty heart up. He's tried Jack (Daniels), tried Jim (Beam)... There's no hope now. Justin's left trying to Drink You Away. 
Lyric Video: 


The Meaning of Drink You Away wants a medicine for heartache. Justin's still seeing her ghost in the morning, so he goes back to drinking. The pain might be real. The solution is false. When he wakes up, all he really gets is a headache PLUS the heartache he already had.

Ask Yourself: Why do we use drink to escape pain (heartache)? There has to be a better way - what is it?


LYRICS:
I feel it in the morning.
You’re still here in the morning.
I see you but you're gone
Telephone a doctor: I’m not okay.
The bottom of the bottle
To fill this empty heart up.
A thousand proof
Don’t change the truth.
I tried it but I can’t.

I can’t drink you away.
I’ve tried Jack, I’ve tried Jim,
I’ve tried all of their friends.
But I can’t drink you away.
All these rocks–I can’t swim
Out of this skin
I'm living in.
Say

Now tell me, baby, 
Don't they make a medicine for heart break, ooh?
Tell me, baby, oh, yeah, 
Now don't they make a medicine for heart break?

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Bitter sweet thing.
Could this be a dream
Or just the same nightmare 
That keeps me awake?
Feel it in my brain.
A tall shot of pain.
Pour a little up now 
For the love that we've made

I feel it in the morning.
You’re still here in the morning.
I see you but you're gone
Telephone a doctor: I’m not okay.
The bottom of the bottle
To fill this empty heart up.
A thousand proof
Don’t change the truth.
I tried it but I can’t.

I can’t drink you away.
I’ve tried Jack, I’ve tried Jim,
I’ve tried all of their friends.
But I can’t drink you away.
All these rocks–I can’t swim
Out of this skin
I'm living in.
Say

Now tell me, baby, 
Don't they make a medicine for heart break, ooh?
Tell me, baby, oh, yeah, 
Now don't they make a medicine for heart break?

Got a pounding on my brain.
So I drowned it away.
When the sun comes up tomorrow 
You can find me doing the same.
'Cause I just can’t forget
The way we turned out this bad.
And now the only thing that sleeps here 
Is a ghost of you instead.

And then I feel it in the morning.
You’re still here in the morning.
I see you but you're gone.
Telephone a doctor: I’m not okay.
Bottom of the bottle
To fill this empty heart up.
A thousand proof
Don’t change the truth.
I tried it but I can’t.

I can’t drink you away.
I’ve tried Jack, I’ve tried Jim,
I’ve tried all of their friends.
But I can’t drink you away (no, I can't).
All these rocks–I can’t swim
Out of this skin
I'm living in.
Say

Tell me, baby, don't they make a medicine for heart break?
Oh, tell me, baby, one time, come on, don't they make a medicine for heart break?

Break it down

I can’t drink you. No, I can’t drink you away, away.
I can’t drink you. I can’t drink you away, away.
I can’t drink you. I can’t drink you away, away.
Oh, I can’t drink you. No, I can’t drink you away, away.

I can’t drink you away.
I’ve tried Jack, I’ve tried Jim,
I’ve tried all of their friends.
But I can’t drink you away.
All these rocks–I can’t swim
Out of this skin
I'm living in.
Say

So tell me, baby, don't they make a medicine for heart break (don't they, don't they, tell me, baby)?
Oh, tell me baby, one time, don't they make a medicine for heart break, yeah?

Tell me, baby, can't they make a medicine for my heart break, heart break?
Tell me, baby, yeah, can't they make a medicine for my heart break?

'Cause I can't drink you away.
I’ve tried Jack, I’ve tried Jim,
I’ve tried all of their friends.
I can’t drink you away.
All these rocks–I can’t swim
Out of this skin
I'm living in.

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