Blake Shelton, ‘Drink on It’ – Song Review
The third single from Blake Shelton's 'Red River Blue' album is caught somewhere between an easy love song and a night to regret. The calming tempo and swaying melody of 'Drink on It' don't quite mask that at its core, this song is about a guy using booze to bed a pretty girl.
"Hey girl, hey where ya goin’ / Come back and sit back down / You look too good to be heading home so early now / You say you gotta work tomorrow / Got a lot on your mind / Let me buy another round," Shelton sings to open the song.
There is certainly precedent for this noble country pursuit, but usually it's sung with a wink or at least a few lyrics that force a respectable woman to roll her eyes and snort out a chuckle. Shelton breaks social convention and admits before he even leaves a tip for that first drink that his intentions are less than gentlemanly.
"Girl, I think you and I should just / Drink on it / Put our heads together and think on it / Maybe later on we can sleep on it / But for right now / Girl, we just need to drink on it," the recently married singer adds during the chorus.
Trade Shelton's rugged leather jacket and three-day stubble for a tailored suit and Armani tie, and 'Drink on It' could be the new Barney Stinson (of 'How I Met Your Mother') theme song. The modest country woman tends to look for a little more than the promise of free whiskey and clean sheets, although one must admit that the ever-charming voice of Shelton is in top form on this ballad. It may be enough for some, but others will be left wondering how to feel.
Preview Blake Shelton's 'Drink on It'