when i drink lyrics – the avett brothers

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 avett brothers lyrics