Eric Church, ‘Drink in My Hand’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Eric Church‘s followup single to his Top 15 hit, ‘Homeboy,’ shows the lighter side of the singer-songwriter. ‘Drink in My Hand’ is the second release from Church’s new album, ‘Chief,’ which hits stores last month. After its release, the album not only debuted at No. 1 on the country albums chart, but also at No. 1 on the all-genre chart.
‘Drink in My Hand,’ penned by Church, Luke Laird and Michael Heeney, is sure to become an anthem for the singer, as he was inspired to write the song after seeing his fans in the crowd night after night.
“I got tickled one night,” Church tells Taste of Country. “It’s funny … If you ever come to our concerts, it’s almost like synchronized swimming, the way the beers go up and down. It’s just so choreographed! And then they sway the same way. It’s just really humorous to watch from my vantage point, which people don’t normally get. I came off stage one night with two songwriter buddies of mine who were out with me who saw the live show. We had all went up on the bus, and we were talking about these people who have worked all week, and all they want to do is put a drink in their hand — us too, you know?”
“Early Monday morning ’til Friday at five / Man I work work work but I don’t climb climb climb / Boss man can shove that over time up his can / All I wanna do is put a drink in my hand,” they wrote in the song’s opening verse.
“It’s just a fun song,” says Church. “I love the groove of the song. It’s just very slinky and it’s very greasy with almost a New Orleans feel with the drums. Then it’s got this in-your-face Rolling Stones guitar, and I love the lyrics and what it says.”
“Fill it up / I’ll throw it down / I got a forty hour week worth of trouble to drown / No need to complicate it / I’m a simple man / All you got to do is put a drink in my hand,” Church sings in one of the song’s choruses.
“I’ve lived that many times,” says Church with a grin. “My favorite line is ‘I got a little hungover still hanging around,’ which I’ve had many times. So it was just a fun song to write.”