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.
When the phones rang, they snapped up the old fashioned receivers. With gentle soothing tones they expertly dispatched lost and lonely alcoholics to meetings around New York City’s five boroughs and parts of Connecticut, New Jersey and Long Island before slipping back into their whiplash, vocal-fried conversation.
Plenty of alcoholics will tell you what it’s like to drink again. The ones that make it back, never bring good news.
Road Recovery—the program by sober, working musicians for at-risk teens—has been rock-steady for 18 years. Now, with the help of some Rock ‘n Roll legends they’ve released an album.