The Art of Letting Go

“We don’t need any more clowns in our life telling us it’s going to be OK.”

There’s a Tear in My Beer: Alcoholism in Country Music

In two simple verses and a repeated chorus, Haggard describes the tragedy of alcoholism. In his unmistakable Okie drawl—oft imitated yet never bested—Haggard laments the failure of his nightly drinking session to kill the pain of a lost love.