A couple men of country music are making ladies everywhere proud. Prior to the sexual harassment scandals that rocked Hollywood, politics and the country and Keith Urban's release of the empowering, feminist single “Female," Chris Janson delivered us “Drunk Girl." The track off his recently released second studio album, Everybody, premiered back in September of this year, but has been earning attention and making waves in recent days.
Upon hearing the title, you likely have a very different vision for the song. However, as the first haunting notes ring out from a piano, you realize the message must be serious.
The lyrics are beautiful and inspiring. Written by Chris himself along with Tom Douglas and Scooter Carusoe, we can only hope these men have motivated others to take a stand and show women everywhere, “the difference between a boy and a man."
Read along with the lyrics while listening, it amplifies the already moving melody.
Couple of cover charge stamps got her hand looking like a rainbow//In and out of every bar on a whim just like the wind blows//She’s either a bachelorette or coming off a breakup//Take a drunk girl home
She’s bouncing like a pinball//Singing every word she never knew//Dancing with her eyes closed like she’s the only one in the room//Her hairs a perfect mess, falling out of that dress//Take a drunk girl home
Take a drunk girl home//Let her sleep all alone//Leave her keys on the counter your number by her phone//Pick up her life she threw on the floor//Leave the hall lights on walk out and lock the door//That’s how she knows the difference between a boy and man//Take a drunk girl home
You leave her drive for a dive//You get something bad to eat//They’re singing closing time at that little bar across the street//Then two by two strangers and lovers headed for the covers hooking up//That TV in your two bedroom sounds turned off//Through the paper thin walls you can hear the neighbor’s cigarette cough//There’s a million things you could be doing, but there’s one thing you’re damn sure glad you did
Take a drunk girl home//Let her sleep all alone//Leave her keys on the counter your number by the phone//Pick up her life she threw on the floor//Leave the hall lights on walk out and lock the door//That’s how you know the difference in a boy and man//Take a drunk girl home
Took a drunk girl home//In the sober light of dawn//She left you a message she thanked you on the phone//Cause you picked up her life she threw on the floor//You left the hall lights on walked out and locked the door//That’s how she knows the difference between a boy and man//Take a drunk girl home
You took a drunk girl home//Take a drunk girl home