A number of people usually turn to alcohol as a coping agent whenever they experience some form of emotional pain. It is a way for people to try and disconnect from the reality of their lives. Below is a list of songs about using alcohol to try and numb emotional pain:
In the track, we see a story of a heartbroken man who drank too much to try and drown his sorrows away and ends up passing away due to excessive drinking.
2. Ed Sheeran – Drunk
Ed is suffering from heartbreak and turns to alcohol so as to try and feel a little love.
3. Carrie Underwood – Drinking Alone
The song is about two people who meet at the bar while drinking alone and decide to team up to keep each other company as they wallow in their misery.
4. Thomas Rhett feat Jon Pardi- Beer Can’t Fix
The track is mainly about using alcohol as an escape from your current life situation.
5. Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools
The song is mainly about excessive drinking and uses hyperbole to highlight the ridiculousness of some people’s consumption of alcohol. It is an introspective take on the social pressure and self-defeating attitudes that drive people to drink.
6. Dierks Bentley – Drunk On A Plane
This is an up-tempo track that tells a story about a man who after being left at the altar by his bride-to-be, ends up drinking a lot of alcohol on a solo trip to Cancun.
7. Nicki Minaj – Pills N Potions
Nicki Minaj sings about the coping mechanisms she used such as illicit drugs, alcohol etc so as to combat the pain she felt before a hard breakup that was coming.